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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: Dissolved ar(s)(e)nic@Roger
"For instance, neither chemicals nor filtration will work on dissolved Arsenic." Does this include filters with an activated carbon core? The profanity police descended upon me for ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Opti Review
October 09, 5:23pm

Re: fundamentals
"How about sneaking in a basic mountaneering class to learn some fundamentals so we don't wind up sticking a point doing a self arrest or gashing open a way to expensive pair of trousers w...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner advice - Socal mtns in winter and Whitney
October 08, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: causes of mass extinction
" If more people spent less time bemoaning the human condition and actually got off their keyboards and did something about it, the world would be a better place pretty quickly." Ahem....

In Chaff » End of the Carbon Flame War Thread
October 08, 8:24pm

Re: Re: ethics@Bob
"What is ethical and what is not?" Seems fairly simple to me; if you take more than you use in that cup of coffee it's technically unethical. Not to say I have always been a para...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best Free Stuff?
October 08, 8:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Fingers and sticks
Unless you're left handed, like me, Ben. That's where it gets confusing. :(

In Chaff » Fingers and sticks
October 07, 8:45pm

Re: Fingers and sticks
"Then, on the 5th morning, I realized I was stirring my coffee with a stick. I don't even want to know where my finger had been......" Ah, Douglas me boy, it's been far too lon...

In Chaff » Fingers and sticks
October 06, 8:59pm

Re: Re: Maybe Rog is right
"Pish, I'm on the climate junket now, that's less than my three day expenses. ;-)" I guess that means you'll no longer have time to amuse yourself by toying with us peons? :(

In Chaff » End of the Carbon Flame War Thread
October 06, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Maybe Rog is right
"So you can shove your condescending attitude where the sun don't shine." Woo hoo! That's the most significant contribution to global warming since Thread II started. Careful...

In Chaff » End of the Carbon Flame War Thread
October 06, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pray for that supervolcano, Rog
"I think most climate scientists are too busy doing science to worry about wasting time with a conspiracy theorist" Even for an easy $1000? ;-)

In Chaff » End of the Carbon Flame War Thread
October 06, 5:41pm

Re: anti-viral water filter
"That said, I've been dying for an excuse to try a UV treatment system. I guess I'm holding out for UV LEDs." It may be a year or two...or three. In the interim, the Opti is no...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Opti Review
October 06, 5:33pm

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