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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: "Warfighters: History of the term?"
"It doesn't matter if your soldiers fight twice as well as the Soviets when the Soviets have concentrated in a 10:1 advantage against you" + 1 There is a Soviet military axiom tha...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 05, 5:35pm

Re: "Warfighters: History of the term?"
" think the thing is, there was no "juice" for Hitler to really strategically look South. The "juice" was in defeating Britain." What I was describing is a round...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 05, 5:29pm

Re: Egad- who knows?
"Do you mean, if Hitler hadn't attacked the USSR and had concentrated on Western Europe and the Mediterranean instead?" Yes. But I was thinking more of two things that didn't ...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 05, 5:27pm

Re: Re: Warfighters: History of the term
"I could go on about how I feel about what the Americans did to the Native Americans (the worst genocide in history) or about Bush and his monsters, but I'll pull back before this gets ugl...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 04, 9:38pm

Re: Re: Re: "Warfighters: History of the term?"
"It might be more correct to say that the Germans lost the Eastern Front war. Yes, there is a difference." Not much, methinks. They emerged from Russia, minus the cream of their army,...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 04, 9:29pm

Re: Re: Islam and unbelievers
"Even the Iraq War has a great basis in Christian myopia." + 1 again, Miguel. To the entire post for that matter. Living abroad usually has a salutary effect on one's perspective.

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 04, 9:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Islam and unbelievers
"That's fine as long as their wrong beliefs don't lead to violence against others who have done nothing more than hold a different belief (or know a fact to be true)." If you a...

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 04, 9:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Islam and unbelievers
"For one, it seems to depend on which translation one reads, but there are several passages to the effect that a non-believer have a harder time converting because allah puts additional raodbl...

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 04, 4:05pm

Re: Another favorite subject of mine!
"Most people who know anything about the subject will tell you the the US and her allies didn't win WW2. The Soviet Union did." +1 I didn't want to get into it, but that is...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 03, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Islam and unbelievers
"One of the unusual things about Islam is that their Koran actually specifies in no uncertain terms that non-believers can't be converted, so may just as well be killed" That isn&#...

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 03, 7:39pm

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