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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
I've written enough about the Kern, so I'm not going to do another typical trip report. Rather, I thought I'd just post up a representative set of pictures from a recent 6 day trip Fre...

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 21, 9:24pm

Re: Re: Re: OT-SHEP14
Sounds like a good 3 way winter conversation brewing?

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 8:42pm

OT-SHEP14
I've written enough about the Kern, so I'm not going to do another typical trip report. Rather, I thought I'd just post up a representative set of pictures from a recent 6 day trip Fre...

In User Test Forum » OT-SHEP14
August 21, 6:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016
"Ah, this is where we'll have to disagree my friend. I have no use for Paul, but I'd vote Nadar in a heartbeat, certainly over Hillary or whoever ends up on the right. About the only p...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 20, 8:20pm

Re: Re: 2016
"He could always try running for prez as an independent/Libertarian candidate/whatever, where he doesn't stand much of a chance of getting elected, but could be an interesting spoiler"...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 20, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
"Second, thanks for the marmots! I've never earned even one before, much less five!" I tried to give you 5 ouzels but I couldn't figure out how to copy, never mind replicate, a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 20, 4:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Ursack works if used correctly.
"When using a hard sided bear canister I have to crush and mash my food to get it all in there anyway... not sure if the bear could mash in any more than that....." Yeah, but I'll ...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 17, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: head in the sand
"Plot from wikipedia "United States military casualties of war":" Sum them all up and you have about 5% of what the Russians suffered in WWII alone. Sobering and worth tak...

In Chaff » The case for foreign policy restraint. ( not to be confused with isolationism)
August 16, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Rick Perry Indicted
"From what I've read so far, it's not so much politically motivated as it is Rick Perry showing yet again what a dumbass he is. He threatens to withhold funding from an office unless i...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 16, 5:50pm

Re: packit
"Couscous also rehydrates cold very well." As does cracked wheat(bulgur).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless Question...
August 16, 5:47pm

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