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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"Wow. That was a much shorter post than usual. But we're at the point of rehashing the same stuff, and I'm growing weary of it." Yeah. Me, too. It always ends up this way. So...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 02, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"Again, I haven't been following the happenings in Ukraine, but... is financial aid a provocative act? Really, the EU has an interest in stable neighbors, if nothing else." Even fi...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 01, 3:11pm

Nobody ever
went broke underestimating the American public. ;0)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo Death Valley Trek
March 01, 1:55pm

Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"No. You are very guilty of insulting liberal snark on many occasions (admittedly not typically against me) though in honesty I suspect that you might think you're just being clever. And...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 28, 5:21pm

Re: ad hominems
"So it should be patently obvious that our system is not targeted against Russia- it won't work against a large attack. It's only good against small ones." Unless you assume it...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 27, 6:58pm

Re: ad hominems
" For that matter haven't we decided against it in favor of a ship-based Aegis system? EDIT-- My google-fu says yes, we've abandoned the original Polish site idea, but new plans are af...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 27, 6:52pm

Re: ad hominems
"After all we have yet to invade North Korea despite a 50-year standoff, whereas they were pretty damned quick to seize half of Georgia..." We tried invading North Korea once upon a ti...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 27, 6:45pm

Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"If a couple of the local right-wingnuts had a thread where they were praising Ayn Rand I would expect you and Tom to comment. Hell, I would! I don't see a difference." Quite the c...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 27, 6:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"Hopefully Tom won't zip-cuff me and stick a ball gag in my mouth somewhere in Siberia and sell my kidneys while we're doing the Mongol Rally." Nah. When I replied to your pos...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 27, 6:26pm

Re: ad hominems
"You often have a hostile and superior tone when talking politics, Tom." Wow, this is a new one. I'm a bit taken aback, as I thought we had achieved a certain amount of mutual res...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 27, 6:15pm

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