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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: too deep for personal comfort?
"You guys are getting way too deep for my personal comfort. Just thought I would say hi. :D" Just like you got too deep for a lot of other folk's personal comfort when you started ...

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 03, 7:20pm

Re: Re: Condemnation
Thanks Ben. I was looking for clarification, as I am familiar with the passage you mention and have had my nose rubbed in it on a number of occasions.

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 03, 3:12pm

Re: Russia?
"It is arguable the only reason Russia wasn't destroyed by Germany was a little known US program called lend/lease. (Old Joe never paid anything back" They paid it back all right -...

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 03, 3:08pm

Re: Re: Condemnation
"As of now, the major religions that do condemn nonbelievers are (1) Islam and (2) fundamentalist Protestants and certain other Protestant denominations." They're just the most voc...

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 03, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Re: You can't win.
Not sure I want to...

In Chaff » Because I can...
March 03, 2:41pm

Re: Snowshoes
"I am however slightly UL obsessed, go figure. Any advice would be greatly appreciated." There are many good snowshoes out there, but since you stress the UL angle, take a look at Nort...

In GEAR » Snowshoes
March 01, 8:14pm

Re: Re: losing a fight...
"If I were a polar, I would feel embarrassed losing a fight to someone half my size! I wouldn't even report it. :)" You wouldn't have to. ;-}

In Chaff » Grizzlies vs Polar Bears
February 28, 6:30pm

Re: Light boot for steep snow on Whitney?
I'm not familiar with the BD "Contact", but I assume they have Scottish bindings. If so, one concern I would have is interfering with the circulation in your feet, since the bindings...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Light boot for steep snow on Whitney?
February 28, 6:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Alert to threats
"Researchers have found that some humans are particularly alert to threats, particularly primed to feel vulnerable and perceive danger. Those people are more likely to be conservatives." ...

In Chaff » Because I can...
February 28, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Grizzlies vs Polar Bears
"An adult male grizzly might weigh 600 lbs. An adult polar bear is more like 1,500 lbs." I wonder which one has the nastier disposition and is more likely to come out swinging? Size i...

In Chaff » Grizzlies vs Polar Bears
February 27, 8:57pm

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