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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Dirty Rain
"On the Italian alps occasionally it the snow is red." Wait until those mushroom clouds start forming to the East. Then it'll glow in the dark. ;0)

In Chaff » Dirty Rain
February 07, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"Isn't Bosnia close to Ukraine? At least from my perspective of U.S." From a USerspective, perhaps; from a European perspective, they are not close at all. "I thought trou...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 07, 5:37pm

Re: Joshua Tree Backcountry

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
February 07, 5:23pm

Re: Re: Montane Terra Ridge pants
"how warm are those pants Kat? (and Tom....)" I have the standard Terra's, which are made with a different fabric than the ridge, which is specifically for women. I just checked t...

In GEAR » Haglofs Schist Q pants
February 07, 5:16pm

Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"That's good - link between Saudi Arabia and the Balkans (Ukraine)..." ??? Uh...would you care to expand on this?

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 07, 4:59pm

Re: Re: Creating Needless Hypocrisy
"In other words, I am embarrassed the endless times that we (and Britain) relish lecturing the whole rest of the world about freedom, democracy, privacy, transparency, the rule of law... Do we...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 9:37pm

Re: The last paragraph from the article menntioned above..
"When the Soviets invaded Hungary in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower, who was not weak or indecisive, refused to send U.S. troops or weapons to help the pro-democracy Budapest government. &q...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
" "Chinese and Indians in their billions can do the stuff most Americans do. " If so, why do they need a ratio of 12:1 to replace 1 US work with a dozen. Their education instituti...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 06, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
" (Frankly, if we're being intellectually honest I probably should't have included North Korea since they don't have a functional delivery system.)" Yet.....but coming soon...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
"You're a liar, but I'll take that in the friendly manner that you intended. :)" Actually, I mean it. You're always fun to discuss things like this with. "Re...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 6:59pm

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