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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
CitySeattle
StateWA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Je suis Charlie , latest cover
"While people die in their exercise of free speech... and while millions march in support... Britain is contemplating this. Scary." The bitter fruit of 100 years of Western exploitatio...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 13, 5:47pm

Re: Why do you go backpacking
"I was just wondering why you decide to go backpacking" I backpack, therefore I am. ;o)

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
"I was tempted to not treat my water on a visit to the remote headwaters of the South Fork of the San Joaquin river, but did anyway just to be sure. Not ten minutes later did I pass the follow...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 13, 5:07pm

Re: Old Guys Running
"Tom, Touche." :) All in good fun in this season of CHAFF and folly. My karmic reward shall likely be in the form of a black swan flying overhead on his way to the FORUM and depositin...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 12, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
"Before we stop the world and everyone gets off, can someone announce whether Spring is just around the corner?" That has been bumped up to a higher level of authority for a final deci...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 12, 5:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
"Let me explain how it really goes: BSc: BullS... MSc: More S... PhD: Piled Higher and Deeper" Exactly as it was explained to me by a wise old professor with a refreshing sense of h...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 12, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
"That's Dr. Jordan Didn't spend all that time in evil medical school to be called Mr. Or am I thinking of someone else?" Nope, that's the one I was referring to. He ignore...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 11, 3:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
"Doubtful Tom. You can't laugh at what you don't see." Ya got me there, Doug, although it has occurred to me that he sees but just doesn't give a rat's arse what we thi...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 11, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 72 Hours in Seattle
"Heh heh... coming from Asia, I chuckle when any American street is described as 'hazardous and chaotic'. It took me years to get over just how courteous most all American drivers were...

In Chaff » 72 Hours in Seattle
January 10, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
Why do I get the feeling that Mr. Jordan is ROTFLHAO right about now?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 10, 8:45pm

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