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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest/Sierra
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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: "Club membership"
"Tom, Kat, and I will go out and have a beer after work and laugh about how we've fooled everyone..." As long as you buy the first round, just to show us your heart's in the ri...

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
June 10, 10:11pm

Re: Re: "Club membership"
"Russia has these groups of "trolls" that post pro-Russia stuff. Paid for by a Putin ally. They pay them to spend their days posting pro-Russia propaganda" And we've got ...

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
June 10, 10:10pm

Re: Re: Re: As a paying member...
" but I will say that our resident mustache twisting villain moderator is handling this thrashing with grace and style." You've got it all wrong, Bro. He's got such a thick sk...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 10, 9:52pm

Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia Comments??

In Chaff » Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
June 10, 4:53pm

Re: Re: I welcome all deals
"I can't tell whether this thread just makes me laugh....or cry." +1 "It's not even winter right now. Perhaps winter is coming?????" Some people dwell year...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 10, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for homestead-able land locations
"We are really looking at WA and OR pretty intensely, but neither of us have ever been that far north west before. So we are planning a road trip for next spring to investigate several areas.&...

In Chaff » Suggestions for homestead-able land locations
June 09, 8:45pm

Re: Roger
" If everybody disagrees with you, then perhaps you are the problem, not everybody else." There is a countervailing school of thought which holds that if everybody disagrees with you, ...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 09, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Coffee in your cathole
"Sorry, I've been reading a lot of Dr. Seuss lately." Funny, for a moment there I thought you were channeling the Idester.

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Coffee in your cathole
"You need to chew your food better" +! Because if you don't, some other critter will, and then waddle over to the nearest water source and dip his poo smeared snout in a previous...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 7:55pm

Re: Cowboy Coffee
" but I've found boiling coffee to have a pretty substantial and negative impact on the taste. So I bring the water to a boil, remove it and then add the beans. That means the clocks ticki...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 7:49pm

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