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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
About Me Leave no tracks.
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
"[My apologies, Tom. Like you, I promised myself that I wouldn't do this, yet here I am. I comfort myself by clinging to the delusion that I'm mediating a dispute, rather than taking s...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Re: tom
"I have often wondered this. What is your opinion, Tom?" I will refer you to an excellent article by John Mearsheimer, whose thinking very closely parallels my own. The article primar...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:39pm

Re: tom
"So you think Russia is justified in invading another country? Yes or No?" Under the circumstances? Yes. I'd have done the same thing were I in his shoes. Just as I would go int...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Lil
"I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for Russia. They signed an agreement to not invade Ukraine and they broke it. They broke it because they didn't like Ukraine being friendly with the W...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 6:01pm

Re: Lil
"Monroe doctrine. A bit out of date." Oh, really? "I'm saying we don't invade every country in our sphere of influence just because they ally themselves with our enemi...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: No worries
"Tom... the 'skill' per the study needs to be specific to hernia repair; not general laparoscopic surgery... the study I referred to specifically indicated that laparoscopic exerience ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
February 04, 5:40pm

Re: Specifics..
"If you were going to make that same trip again this year, what insulting layers would you take?" MB Ex Light down shirt, WM Flight vest over Arcteryx Phase AV base layer.

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 04, 5:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: wait
" America stands ready to defend freedom and democracy. Get it?" :(

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 03, 8:47pm

Re: re
"We permitted South American countries to trade oil for guns and didn't invade." Not sure what your point is, but there is this small matter of the Monroe Doctrine, which might be ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 03, 8:44pm

Re: favorite high elevation summer down puffy??"
"I'm not sure how well summer kit in the sierra translates to the CDT. I've never hiked in Colorado." I spent 4 days out there yo yo-ing up/down 14er's in 2008, and I didn&...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 8:39pm

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