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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: (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

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"I know the common reaction is to attack the observer, but I am not in competition with them, and financially I am ok due to smart investing in the past. It does not add up. A bunch of guys ag...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 07, 5:52pm

Re: Dirty Rain
"On the Italian alps occasionally it the snow is red." Wait until those mushroom clouds start forming to the East. Then it'll glow in the dark. ;0)

In Chaff » Dirty Rain
February 07, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"Isn't Bosnia close to Ukraine? At least from my perspective of U.S." From a USerspective, perhaps; from a European perspective, they are not close at all. "I thought trou...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 07, 5:37pm

Re: Joshua Tree Backcountry

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
February 07, 5:23pm

Re: Re: Montane Terra Ridge pants
"how warm are those pants Kat? (and Tom....)" I have the standard Terra's, which are made with a different fabric than the ridge, which is specifically for women. I just checked t...

In GEAR » Haglofs Schist Q pants
February 07, 5:16pm

Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"That's good - link between Saudi Arabia and the Balkans (Ukraine)..." ??? Uh...would you care to expand on this?

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 07, 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 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