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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: Re: How Fights Start
"The best answer I could come up with while I was married (side benefit-it was always true!) was: "Sweetie, you look just like the woman I fell madly in love with xx years ago, which is q...

In Chaff » How Fights Start
March 08, 5:36pm

Re: Reason not to get married
"I knew there was a reason why I didn't want to get married!!" Only one??

In Chaff » How Fights Start
March 08, 5:34pm

Re: UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
"I've been sprayed in the face by a skunk. Unpleasant yes, but not enough of a deterrent for a motivated animal. I took a swing at it afterwards, with a shovel." In the face? And y...

In GEAR » UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
March 08, 5:21pm

Re: agree with Ben
"All of that said, if the side pockets on a pack are designed competently I have no trouble getting a bottle in and out without doing the Funky Chicken." A major advertising point for ...

In GEAR » What I would like to see on a pack...
March 07, 5:57pm

Re: UL Grizzly Repellent
"so I can't transport any normal bear repellents." How about taking a pet skunk? Seriously. I've wondered for a long time now why a repellant based on skunk spray hasn't ...

In GEAR » UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
March 07, 5:55pm

Re: Re: I'm just a positive guy!
Sigh. :(

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 06, 8:48pm

Re: I'm just a positive guy!
"I have a hard time characterizing the invasion of Iraq as a tragedy." How else would you characterize the butchery and chaos that we unleashed by destroying the power structure that h...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 06, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Iraq-the real reason
Bob - Take a look at the signatories of PNAC and relate that to their positions in the power structure, as well as their connections to various extremely influential lobbying groups. They neatly s...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 06, 5:40pm

Re: Palestine and Zionism
I apologize, Dean, such was not my intent. A good place to start, if you want to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject is: "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" by Ilan Pa...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 06, 5:35pm

Re: Pity the death and destruction in Iraq!
"While we may have gone into Iraq under false pretenses (WMD.) At least the people of Iraq will have a chance to govern themselves and are free from Saddam Hussein. Some good DID come out of t...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 06, 5:11pm

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