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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: hmm
"On some sad level, I almost wish they had that level of mustache twisting evil sophistication to orchestrate something like that." Some of them most definitely did, Ian. And they cle...

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 25, 8:09pm

Re: An Iraqi perspective
"before 2003, Iraq was not a very happy place to live, but it was home for millions of people. They went to work, and they had their basic needs satisfied. They could not express themselves po...

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 25, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: hmm
"Really, after the 'successful' invasion, you couldn't have tried any harder to ensure things would go to hell quickly than the administration and its team did then." Perha...

In Chaff » Glenn Beck admits "Liberals you were right" about Iraq War.
June 25, 6:08pm

Re: Powdered milk (Nido) go bad?
"But, Ive got to mail out resupplies up to 4 weeks in advance. So, Im having cold feet about putting the Nido in with the Bear Naked Granola. I really need to so it fills the voids in the gran...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered milk (Nido) go bad?
June 23, 8:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Washington State - Enchantments from Snow Creek Trail
"Tom, don't tell anyone about that." ;)

In Post-Trip Reports » Washington State - Enchantments from Snow Creek Trail
June 22, 7:41pm

Re: Washington State - Enchantments from Snow Creek Trail
"This area is overused due to the glory and reputation of the Enchantments. The goats are almost domesticated once you get up into the lake basin." +1 "There are plenty of desi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Washington State - Enchantments from Snow Creek Trail
June 22, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Double Hang
"The two food bags are tied onto one rope and counterbalanced. One bag is tied onto the first end, and the second bag ends up tied onto the middle of the rope (with the remainder of the rope h...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 21, 9:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Double Hang
"Tom, this doesn't make any sense. With a double rope hang, the bear can't touch any ropes or branches, so there is nothing that it can pull or move." Uh....what exactly then a...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 21, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Partial High Sierra Camps loop 6/14/14
Great pics, Allen, and from an iPhone yet. That was quite a hike. Well done!

In Post-Trip Reports » Partial High Sierra Camps loop 6/14/14
June 21, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Double Hang
"Most of my friends gave up on the PCT method after their lightweight carabiners kept breaking. Maybe that says something." Yeah, use a beefier biner.

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 21, 5:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

REI Peak UL
I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm