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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Pardon me?!
"The blue ribbon speaks for itself Tom." Indeed it does. As H. L. Mencken once observed, "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the American Public". PBR stands as eloquen...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 29, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Pardon me?!
"If there's a thread topic deserving of personal insults, it's coffee." This from a guy who sings the praises of PBR? ;0)))

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 29, 5:12pm

Re: Just want to be honest and loving and truthful
"Please hear the desire for dialog and clarity." It is heartening to hear one deliver their thoughts in such a compassionate, non confrontational manner. I would hope others take note...

In Chaff » Marriage Equality
June 28, 9:11pm

Re: bad decision
" Executive orders and legislating from the bench are my two biggest pet peeves." In the absence of a functioning legislative branch, how else does a government get anything done? ...

In Chaff » Marriage Equality
June 27, 7:21pm

Re: RE: Difficulty swallowing
" Maybe start with a good GP, then progress to a good GI specialist" +1 He should eliminate the possibility of GERD, which can lead to esophageal cancer if left untreated. I'm no...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 27, 7:14pm

Re: Re:
"Lincoln is a hero and Putin is a thug." So Vlad was fighting for slavery back in 1861? And here I thought he trying to keep a bunch of fascist Ukrainian thugs from oppressing a Russi...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
June 25, 8:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A defense
"They'd probably shoot me first....because I am a communist from the North" Nah, they'd just strap you on the gurney and stick a needle in your arm, just like everybody else. ...

In Chaff » A defense
June 23, 6:07pm

Re: Re: Perspective Needed
"SSRIs are also used to treat abuse and dependence, ADHD (in children and adolescents), anxiety disorders, autism (in children), bipolar disorder, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, neuropathic p...

In Chaff » A defense
June 14, 8:36pm

Re: Re: Re: A defense
"This is 'murica. No criticism allowed." Time to move on, Jen, while you still can. You're presenting with symptoms of Tex-a-fication. ;0)

In Chaff » A defense
June 14, 8:35pm

Re: BPL Exclusive!
"Spartacus had a bad finger." So Badfinger is Spartacus's nickname, and he actually sang the song in question?

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 8:30pm

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