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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: Re: Re: Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America
"We're an odd lot, we humans." Indeed. I have never heard it expressed better than in Carl Sagan's "Contact": "Such horrible nightmares, such beautiful dreams&...

In Chaff » Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America
July 17, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Pot Calling The Kettle Black
"Your thread inspired me to finally write my Iran trip report. I just finished posting it. :)" Are you going to send a copy to Lindsay?

In Chaff » Pot Calling The Kettle Black
July 17, 5:23pm

Re: Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
"This award may not be as coveted as Darwin -- but you don't have to actually die to get one. All you have to do is act like an... asshole!" Well, I guess if you're not man eno...

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 17, 5:21pm

Re: Containers full of ninjas.
"and take all the lattes and the keys to people's Subarus." The only way they're gonna take the keys tuh mah Subaru is tuh pry 'em from mah cold dead fingers!! WAKE UP, ...

In Chaff » ITS HAPPENING NOW ALL YOU LIBERALS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!
July 17, 5:17pm

Re: Re: Hypoglycemic Shock?
"By the way, the word you want is ketones, not keytones. The latter are found on mobile phones." Careful, Roger. That kind of comment could get you banned. ;0)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
July 17, 4:42pm

Re: Type 2
"So, is solo mainly about type 2 fun for those of you who do it regularly?" Not for me. I've done a lot of solo over the last 40 years, some of it for the reasons DD stated but, m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 16, 8:27pm

Re: Re: patellar tear
"So conclusion: whether you go the surgery route or not, balancing out the muscles around the knee might go a long way to helping." +1

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Patella Tear, Broken Dreams
July 16, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Conservatives Condemnation
"I think the hawks here are finally starting to lose their influence -- fear just isn't what it used to be. I sincerely hope the Israelis will one day see beyond their hawks too -- and rea...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 15, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Conservatives Condemnation
"the lame duck Obama seems to be on a roll lately, maybe his good luck will continue" Until January 19, 2017? At the latest??

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 15, 6:25pm

Re: Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
"Maybe people like him because he is right, and shoots from the hip like W ?" Which got us where? Some 7000+ of our young people shipped home in body bags and another 50,000+ physical...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
July 15, 6:19pm

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