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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: Never going to win
"I would say Lebanon currently has a somewhat-shaky agreement in place, punctuated by the occasional assassination." Very shaky, given that Lebanese Shi'a and Sunni factions are ki...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 03, 8:10pm

Re: Courtright to Goddard, August 2014
" It was written to share with my family and friends, and not so much with a technical mountaineering crowd, so pardon the simplicity." When you write a TR this well, it will appeal to...

In Post-Trip Reports » Courtright to Goddard, August 2014
September 03, 5:17pm

Re: Re: PCT or CDT during winter
"Check out Kevin Sawchuck's excellent article on skiing the JMT on this website. It will give you an appreciation for the difficulty of what you are suggesting." +1 "The a...

In Winter Hiking » PCT or CDT during winter
September 03, 5:03pm

Re: top it off before use.
"if possible, it helps to fill the starlyte to capacity before trying to light it. this way there is some alcohol pooled at the top for easier lighting." +1 This technique, when used ...

In GEAR » Best way to light a StarLyte?
September 02, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New settlements announced
"One thing is to blame Hamas for starting the last attack, another is to now say nothing about this. Is the silence a form of approval ?" I would call it acquiescence, although the dif...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
September 01, 5:20pm

Re: Re: Re: New settlements announced
"Is this where American supporters of Israel's last war in Gaza just look away and pretend it isn't happening? Because I am either an idiot, which is certainly possible, or this cannot...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 31, 8:34pm

Re: New settlements announced
"Biggest land grab in 30 years. That will help the peace process." Hey, what do you expect? It's an election year here in the US, their biggest supporter, and the crisis of the ...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 31, 6:53pm

Re: Re: JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
"I see from your 6th pic that you passed Jen on the trail....." That's not Jen, dummy! That is Phatt Phredd. I'd recognize him anywhere; we used to hang out on the warm rock...

In Photo Gallery » JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
August 30, 8:25pm

Re: JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
" A 4.7oz Canon PowerShot Elph 130IS. It really works great and holds a charge for over 7 days." Wow! That little critter really punches above its weight, which is barely over half t...

In Photo Gallery » JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
August 30, 8:01pm

Re: Re: Amusing Posters
"He doesn't drink," In public. That's just a Western disinformation campaign designed to make him look like a wuss-ski to his countrymen. ;0)

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 30, 6:27pm

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