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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Adrenaline and shooting
"Not... engaging... Tom... on... Ukraine... Whew. That was close." Damn!! I thought for a moment that I had you. :0))

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wolf prevention
November 20, 4:53pm

Re: Heart
"I don't exercise because it's good for me, but because I enjoy it & the places it takes me. Fingers crossed for the next few decades!" Very well said, Peter. In the end, ...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » What happens to your body during an ultra marathon
November 11, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Re: "Hillary Clinton's marathon"
"We're not going to see eye to eye on this topic which is perfectly fine. It'd be pretty dull around here if we were all carbon copies of each other." So true, and naturally so...

In Chaff » Hillary Clinton's marathon
November 11, 5:46pm

Re: Re: "Hillary Clinton's marathon"
"but this is completely absurd." "Of course all those things are true but we're talking about a peacekeeping force to stop ethnic cleansing and genocide. Have you ever had to...

In Chaff » Hillary Clinton's marathon
November 10, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Re: "Hillary Clinton's marathon"
"But from a larger perspective, can you be one of the Earth's top consumers of ALL resources and labor and not need to maintain an empire?" +1

In Chaff » Hillary Clinton's marathon
November 10, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Answers...
"Villainy! I'm on to you, Liberal Conscience! :) You're not sucking me into another fight!" Curses!! Foiled again. Just wait'll the next time you need a Liberal Conscienc...

In Chaff » Hillary Clinton's marathon
November 10, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Hillary Clinton's marathon"
"I wasn't aware that anyone was disputing the fact that the US spearheaded the peacekeeping mission in the Balkans." Which is exactly what I meant when I said we had to drag the Eu...

In Chaff » Hillary Clinton's marathon
November 10, 6:03pm

Re: Adrenaline and shooting
"Now, it was only paintball" Aha, a potential Saul on the road to Damascus moment. Some paintball guns have an effective range of 200 feet. I'm wondering if a pepperball gun might...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wolf prevention
November 10, 5:33pm

Re: Adrenaline and shooting
"BTW, I've enjoyed reading this thread, especially the discussion between Tom and Dean. I hate to see it end. ;^)" Dean and I are old fencing partners. If you really want to see t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wolf prevention
November 10, 5:25pm

Re: Re: Re: "Hillary Clinton's marathon"
"Umm.... No. Not correct." If I recall correctly, we had to "stiffen their spines", and it was our air force that carried out the vast majority of the air war. The Europeans...

In Chaff » Hillary Clinton's marathon
November 09, 8:19pm

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 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

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