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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: hmm
"You must have the magical gear that requires no maintenance, cleaning or fixing! Awesome" Nope. I just don't have very much gear, and what I do have gets maintained after every t...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 03, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: 5 stakes...
"I don't think the Swiftline is remotely like the Skyscape X..." I went back and took a second, third, and fourth look at that picture, John, and I think you are right. I missed t...

In GEAR » Yama Mountain Gear's new tent design...
November 03, 7:36pm

Re: Re: Re: 5 stakes...
n/m

In GEAR » Yama Mountain Gear's new tent design...
November 03, 7:33pm

Re: The gray days of November
"November is the real in-between time. Time for gear repair, maintenance and sorting. And reflecting on the time ahead." But also a wonderful opportunity to experience a different mood...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 03, 5:29pm

Re: 5 stakes...
n/m

In GEAR » Yama Mountain Gear's new tent design...
November 03, 5:15pm

Re: Re: Wisdom
"Wisdom? That's a hard one to explain in words Tom." I know, Justin. I just aborted a post out of frustration at being unable to articulate my thoughts on the subject. What I do ...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
November 02, 7:11pm

Re: Re: beginning to run
"It's been pretty smooth sailing since then, but having the patience to take it slowly at first is difficult." Many, many of us have travelled that well worn path, Valerie. The sh...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
November 02, 5:24pm

Re: beginning to run
"Any mistakes you made you think others should avoid?" Take your time increasing the intensity and duration of your runs. Your cardio vascular system will adapt faster than your muscl...

In Philosophy & Technique » beginning to run
November 02, 4:24pm

Wisdom
On a related note, does anyone have thoughts on whether, and if so where, wisdom fits into this discussion? For reference, I've posted a few basic definitions of the commonly understood meanin...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
November 01, 8:26pm

Re: Re: My goodness
"even though most of us actually agree." Which makes us all critical thinkers. Right?

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
November 01, 8:14pm

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