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Re: Re: Re: Flaming
"Social democracies work because they are small. One of the arguments for more state control and less federal. Lets keep the smaller states in charge that can more efficiently manage. Even the...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
May 11, 5:50pm

Re: For profit companies
"Shall I go on???" Please do, while I continue to ROTFL. "I'd still MUCH rather prefer a government that I ELECT and can vote out of office if I don't like them" ...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
May 11, 5:31pm

Re: Flaming
"Those that don't or lose the formula are generally punished by the market. Unless of course they have government contracts." Or happen to be banks that are "too big to fail.&...

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
May 10, 8:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Toilet Paper Free Expeditions
"It's called soap and water." That sure would take a lot of soap and water. ;0) Cheers

May 10, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Toilet Paper Free Expeditions
"HAHAHA..... you said HIND sight!!!!!" And this year's winner of The Golden Roll Award is.......

May 10, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Toilet Paper Free Expeditions
"And thou shalt have a place outside of the camp, and thou shalt go out thither, and thou shalt have a trowel on thy girdle; and it shall come to pass when thou wouldest relieve thyself abroad...

May 10, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Energy
"I suppose glucose can be converted into fat to be stored if you have extra?" Correct. To the dismay of millions of overweight Americans.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Big Sur Bar
May 09, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: life
"If Skurka consciously chooses that route of self-development instead of the more common and socially expected one, that's not Peter Pan syndrome. It's just a different path." ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
May 09, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Stretching
"I don't find ultralight backpacking very strenuous at all. At its minimum, it is just walking. At its maximum, it is just walking farther. The likelihood of injury from walking as an acti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
May 09, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Energy
"Well if you want to nitpick...carbs, proteins, and fats aren't converted to ATP. Metabolizing carbs or fats provides the energy to combine phosphate with ADP to produce more ATP, which su...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Big Sur Bar
May 09, 4:53pm

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