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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: Only a 1000mm HH rating?
"Well, it should keep the insects out I guess." Just for the sake of ccmparison, does anybody know offhand what is the HH of bug netting?

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 24, 6:03pm

Re: Re: re: god was made up...
"That's overly simplistic and relies on a selective reading of history. Religion is quite frequently a liberating force—Judaism and Christianity more than most. Look at the abolitionist ...

In Chaff » The basic math behind Christianity...
March 24, 5:57pm

Re: Re: Toe blisters
"Using just the Injinjis is worth a try, as is getting rid of those horridly not-breathable Darn Tough socks and replacing them with a much thinner liner with less nylon content." +1 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Toe blisters
March 23, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: God was made up by the top 1% in wealth
"every thread eventually degrades to the carbon flame war" The entropy of CHAFF.

In Chaff » The basic math behind Christianity...
March 21, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Pipe Dream
"I'm in one of the counties on the Columbia where we've been warned that this will be a drought year for us. I live in the desert. I thought that was already part of the deal living he...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 20, 8:05pm

Re: Re: Pipe Dream
"If it was to come from anywhere it'd be from British Columbia." You'll know the US is getting serious about that option when you see the "What's our water doing in th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 20, 5:45pm

Re: environmental problems.
"Control human population." Mother Nature is just now getting around to it in her own deliberate, ineluctable way.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 20, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Ukraine's poison pill for peace talks
""Critics of Putin say that over the past decade the Russian president has empowered 38-year-old Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, "to effectively create the Islamic ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
March 20, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Ukraine's poison pill for peace talks
"uh-oh, sounds like Rog is part of the Tom/Kat camp : )" Yeah, we're a regular axis of evil all right. ;0)

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
March 20, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"In my opinion, pouring arms into the area will resolve nothing but cause a lot of DEATH, destruction, heartbreak and suffering." Your opinion is shared by millions of Europeans, all o...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
March 19, 8:56pm

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