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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: re
" It takes time to sort out things when you remove a government." It also gets a LOT of people killed, maimed, traumatized, displaced. Best to think it thru before embarking on such e...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 17, 8:54pm

Re: Re: Terror in Copenhagen today
"Sometimes people are just aholes for the sake of being an ahole." +1 Been there, done that myself, on more than one occasion. But when you get 10's of thousands doing it and wil...

In Chaff » Terror in Copenhagen today
February 17, 8:17pm

Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya
"For most East Germans it was interesting when they met a Stasi" Makes you wonder how the Libyans feel about meeting meta stasis, huh?

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 17, 8:04pm

Re: Re: re
"Iraq was order of magnitude worse than Libya" Iraq had a 10 year head start. Stick around, Jerry, this is just the warm up. Metastasis is an interesting phenomenon to observe.

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 17, 6:03pm

Re: The case against deleted threads
"nm." Now, Ian, stop baiting Jerry. ;0))

In Chaff » The case against deleted threads
February 17, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Terror in Copenhagen today
"This is not happening because of anything we have done. It is happening because a bunch of religious zealot crazies have chosen to be evil and advance an evil philosophy with terror and atroc...

In Chaff » Terror in Copenhagen today
February 17, 5:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: in practice
"I think people forget that repeatably using a rain jacket kills it's effectiveness. Using a rain jacket instead of a windshirt kills its DWR faster and even the best rain jacket is still ...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 17, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
"Otherwise, to adjust the dials and controls and buttons, you want something extremely thin, like thin mechanic's gloves." Silk liner gloves also work really well for this kind of ...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Quick Dry Bra Recommendations?
"If I remember correctly, Doug also had good recommendations for women's panties as well." Doug once confided to me that he moonlights for Victoria's Secret on commission, so i...

In GEAR » Quick Dry Bra Recommendations?
February 16, 5:36pm

Re: Horse Flats Overnight. 2/14/15
"Sweeping the Garden: Horse Flats (Overnight)" Which mountain range? Looks beautiful. And no doubt close to LA.

In Post-Trip Reports » Horse Flats Overnight. 2/14/15
February 16, 5:31pm

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