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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: Re: Re: Germany, France losing interest in Ukraine
"Tom, if you re-read my post (7 up) -- we're talking exactly the same (obvious) pupil. :)" :0))

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
July 11, 8:38pm

Re: Absurd Comparisons
"But I think OP's comparison to Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul is so far off as to be absurd." May OP got the cities confused. Beverly Hills instead of Portland?

In GEAR » The most boring and annoying store in Portland is Snow Peak
July 11, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Germany, France losing interest in Ukraine
"Dang. OK, I give up. Who's the slowest in your view? I mean, we all know Greece is the slowest, but we are talking about the 'Ukraine theater', correct?" Correct, Ben. I&#...

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
July 11, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Germany, France losing interest in Ukraine
"Ah, I see. The slow pupil you were referring to was Petro Poroshenko." You're getting warmer, Ben, but actually he's only the second slowest pupil. ;0))

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
July 10, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Germany, France losing interest in Ukraine
"Believe me, Tom, they are not the slowest pupils. There is still one -- cheered on by our military-defense establishment -- who is still hell bent on "pivoting" toward The Middle Ea...

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
July 10, 8:10pm

Re: Germany, France losing interest in Ukraine
"Merkel, Hollande urge Ukraine leader to give rebels self-rule" Reality eventually tends to concentrate the minds of even the slowest pupils. "somehow they need to resolve Cr...

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
July 10, 5:49pm

Re: Must Be Budget Time...
"US general says Russia is top threat to national security. Maybe Tom Kirchner would like to comment?" I'd prefer to let the Russians speak for themselves, not that anyone is this ...

In Chaff » Must Be Budget Time...
July 09, 7:58pm

Re: Re: Re: 5 Days in Sequoia / Kings
"On a side note, I was the "Jacob" that was going to be joining you along with David W. on a high Sierra trip last year. Somehow I was unable to make it, then David also for reasons ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 5 Days in Sequoia / Kings
July 09, 5:46pm

Re: Re: 5 Days in Sequoia / Kings
Very nicely done. You chose an excellent route and hiked it well. I really enjoyed your report. The trail up Tyndall Creek from the Kern Canyon is hard to find, read well nigh impossible, be...

In Post-Trip Reports » 5 Days in Sequoia / Kings
July 08, 3:45pm

Re: Re: The Darwin competition is heating up
"Darwin Awards site" After perusing a selection of previous years' awards, I have concluded that the above nominations have a serious chance of taking this year's prize. But a...

In Chaff » The Darwin competition is heating up
July 07, 8:24pm

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