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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: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Let's discuss "Racist" What race are people from India?" OK, wise guy. Let's be a little more precise: ignorant ethnic prejudice. I was employing racist in the cur...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 7:11pm

Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Difference between constructive discussion debate versus telling the other person to stop posting in anger." I'll say it one more time, then I'm done: My beef with you is not...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 5:22pm

Re: some more
"During our recent trip (Caucasus, november 2014) A.Karaichentsev managed to take some pictures:" Beautiful terrain, excellent photography. Thank you, Roman.

In Photo Gallery » Hello from Russia
February 12, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"This won't have a ghost of a chance. :(" Let's wait and see. You may well be right, but it is the best hope for avoiding disaster, IMO.

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 7:52pm

Re: Another Mearsheimer article.
"" Just got around to this. Another excellent article, and its warning well worth heeding. Thanks, Katharina.

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"Just my view... Three possible outcomes: 1. End the war in Ukraine's favor: All that's needed is an unanimous, unambiguous ultimatum from both NATO AND EU that Russia remove all it...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 6:06pm

Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
" Is that your polite way of telling me that I have droned on far too much on this topic? :)" Nah, just alluding to how you're coming across in the hinterlands. ;0))

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 8:06pm

Re: summerlite
"Note that the highlite doesn't matter in any overstuff discussion, since it has sewn through baffles, which means you have a thin layer of nylon forming cold lines, so no matter how stuff...

In GEAR » WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
February 08, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"I am going to make an assumption here. The Indian IT guys you had a positive experience with, they were not from Wipro, Infosys or TCS Tata Consulting Services." Nope. "My se...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 07, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Montane Terra Ridge pants
"actually i was hoping they were NOT warm, as I really like thin, lightweight pants" Then you may find the Terras a good match. They also have side zip vents between the knee and uppe...

In GEAR » Haglofs Schist Q pants
February 07, 5:57pm

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