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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: why get a liberal arts (or engineering) degree?
"It bothers me when I hear people say that college is where we learn to think. That seems to be painting everyone else with a pretty broad brush. Of course, it's college graduates that ten...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
November 01, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Re: why get a liberal arts (or engineering) degree?
"I agree with the exception that I don't meet a whole lot of people with ( or without) a degree that do much critical thinking." True enough, but perhaps that can be attributed to ...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
November 01, 5:27pm

Re: re:
"Unfortunately, there are a lot of people that get a liberal arts degree because they don't know what they want to do and it is a nice easy path. Then, they end up without a job or at leas...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
November 01, 5:17pm

Re: why get a liberal arts (or engineering) degree?
"You go to college and major in whatever in order to learn how to think" I've been scrolling down thru the posts looking for someone to say this. Thank you, Jennifer, for saving m...

In Chaff » Engineering vs Liberal Arts
October 31, 8:44pm

Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments? - SODIS"
"I wonder if one is careful and makes a point of getting their water from the top inch or two of lakes and ponds, the irradiation by the mountain sunlight doesn't kill most if not all of t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 7:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LET'S BURN THIS MOTHER DOWN!
"More likely beer, whiskey, and general buffoonery with Doug occasionally calling me a genital." You could do worse than the Idester for a sommelier. He's a man of discriminating ...

In Chaff » Ebola?
October 31, 7:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
"In which case I would not hesitate: I'd use a Steripen. 90 seconds, 1 litre, foolproof." Except for the herbicides? ;0)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 5:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LET'S BURN THIS MOTHER DOWN!
"Good points Tom." Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut. ;0) Seriously, I'll bet you'd be surprised at how many things I agree with you on. But they don't ma...

In Chaff » Ebola?
October 31, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Since we're transitioning from silly to serious
"Yep, I hate to harsh you buzz. But you can't go full on socialist and expect to actually get the same level of innovation. Let's just call it my October reality check for you." ...

In Chaff » Ebola?
October 31, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LET'S BURN THIS MOTHER DOWN!
"Well you posted this on a thread about Ebola: "I would add that our foreign policy has only added to their misery in many, many cases by supporting corrupt governments that facilitate...

In Chaff » Ebola?
October 31, 4:59pm

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 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