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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: Amusing Posters
"Long live the BPL rebellion. Troublemaker por vida." Why stop there? Ian for Prez!! I can see it now, Ian, Immobilizer of ISIS, Paralyzer of Putin, Scourge of the Shi'a. Go for...

In Chaff » Amusing Posters
August 28, 9:19pm

Re: JMT/ Evolution Valley
Spectacular, Jay! Keep 'em coming. Are you still en route on the JMT?

In Photo Gallery » JMT/ Evolution Valley
August 28, 8:38pm

Re: Re: John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
The parallel between your post and Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" oration, below, is eerie. And spot on. +1 "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points ...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
August 28, 8:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Bumping Not Allowed People
"By the way winter is my favorite season. No idiots and bugs." You abstain from the Forums for 6 months???

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 28, 8:10pm

Re: Hip pain after squatting and long, steep descents.
"After doing either of the activities above I have a sharp shooting pain in my right hip socket that feels like it extends a little above the joint onto my lower right ab and shoots down the t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hip pain after squatting and long, steep descents.
August 28, 5:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Never going to win
"I saw this article today, and thought it apropos to the discussion:" Excellent article, Jeremy. Thank you for providing a public service. I just hope a lot of people take the opport...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 27, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re:
Damn, Doug, you're always one step ahead of me when it comes to the good stuff. :o(

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 8:31pm

Re: Re:
"If we had more wind turbines, fracking, automobile efficiency, house efficiency,... we wouldn't depend on the Middle East" But we'd still be involved.

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 8:23pm

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"What motivational similarities are there between Bosnia and Iraq?" A desire to control the course of history, impose our superior ideology, add more nations to our list of allies/sphe...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 6:17pm

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"Somalia. Bosnia. Haiti. Some handled better than others but we didn't stand to gain anything from any of these missions. I personally deployed to Bosnia as a squad leader and am very prou...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 6:08pm

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

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