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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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A not so random thought
I have never owned a cell phone, smart, dumb, or of normal intelligence, for all the reasons you guys have so eloquently posted. But there's a more sinister reason, having to do with the resul...

In Chaff » Random thoughts on Mortality and iPhones
April 17, 9:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The law, not the biggest militia, should prevail
"I will grant you that, but you guys definitely have the market cornered on the lunatic-militia man-federal govt is unconstitutional nut jobs. We just have everyone else. :)" Been to M...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 17, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: The law, not the biggest militia, should prevail
"How many of these nuts do you guys gave out west???" Probably about as many on a per capita basis as you do in that dark land east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason Dixon Line...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 17, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Top Ultralight Tent Review
"Where the hell is MLD, Tarptent, Six Moon Designs, Lightheart Gear, Zpacks, et al?" What do you expect from a guy who worked for MH for 10 years? Notice which tent got the 5 rating.

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 5:04pm

Re: Re: Piling on Ken
"So it seems there is no shortage of far left wing wackos either. Really who are these people? Not democrats. Or is the new democratic party just a bunch of socialist flakes?" Nah, the...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 15, 8:09pm

Re: trolls.
"I think you are forgetting at least one more." :o)

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 15, 5:38pm

Re: I stand with the Bundy Ranch.
"On the other hand, God help the Feds and BLM if something does happen." Until a whole bunch of guys still in uniform, who also have a lot of recent combat experience, show up. Active...

In Chaff » Bundy......A True American Hero?
April 14, 8:08pm

Re: Re Re Ursack with Insert and Grizzlies
"Opsacks may not be perfect but my own "smell test" would indicate that less smell is getting out. So maybe now the bear can only smell my food at 100 yards rather then 500 yards, I&...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 12, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Generally not invading our neighbours"
"I was not referring to the US with the second part of my comment. Different region, different bully." China bad, too??? No? Surely you can't be talking about Israel????? Israel...

In Chaff » "Generally not invading our neighbours"
April 12, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Flash range
"you know that you have a long enough focal length on your camera lens when you look through it at the grizzly and all you see is fur." Or teeth. ;0)

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 12, 5:07pm

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

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