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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: Watts again
"I think Watts should have been shot, except the heat from the round would have contributed to global warming......" You forgot the methane and CO2 created by combustion of the gun pow...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
May 29, 5:20pm

Re: Watts again
"Wow. This is going to be a good one. How can we fit guns into this discussion? Or global warming? :o)" Just keep the thread alive. Sooner or later, probably sooner.....:))

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
May 29, 5:08pm

Re: What?
"One really begins to wonder why everyone is so quick to throw their fellow citizens into cages for committing harmless acts...." +1 That is a question every potential juror should ...

In Chaff » Terrorists finding a way in
May 29, 5:02pm

Re: Re: Differentiating
"Tom -- in your original "Differentiating" post, you said that you advocate the same harsh penalties for marijuana dealers (etc). A later post of yours left me wondering whether that...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 28, 9:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Differentiating
"There's a place for the use of force in this world; I'm not against that. But how violence is used and by whom are really, really delicate areas that need careful consideration. Far m...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 28, 9:13pm

Re: Re: Leaving our political views at the door ; ; ;
"But what really irritates me are low flying fighter jets our of China Lake NS, or whever they take off from, in the Sierra canyons at high speed." +100!!! Oh, that I could carry wi...

In Chaff » Silence
May 28, 8:56pm

Re: Re: Silence
"The noise of civilization is the engine that drives the production of diving masks, snorkels, fins, UL backpacking equipment, lightweight foods, the computers we are using to post, the power ...

In Chaff » Silence
May 28, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Craig
"You're not insane Tom. At least not to me." Whew! Thanks Craig.

In Chaff » Silence
May 28, 8:35pm

Re: Re: TOm
"I totally disagree. The noise of a buzzing high-voltage power line drives me nuts and makes me always has. As do steady generators, compressors, basically the sound of most stea...

In Chaff » Silence
May 27, 5:59pm

Re: TOm
"It would be nice if you could train yourself to not see man made noise as abominable, and instead see it as just noise like everything else, then it wouldn't be abominable anymore would i...

In Chaff » Silence
May 27, 5:42pm

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