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Tom Kirchner (ouzel) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Re: it's easier than you think
"but few have actually read the entire thing themselves. FWIW." You're right, of course. I should have said everything they read in the Bible. I stand corrected.

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 10, 6:55pm

Re: Re: it's easier than you think
Ben, It wasn't structured to infer causality but, rather, was meant to be associative. Causality is notoriously difficult to prove, but one could probably make the case that people who beli...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 10, 6:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: it's easier than you think
"I was seriously beginning to worry people thought this was true." You can infer that most probably do from numerous polls indicating something like 60% of folks in the US believe in a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 10, 6:09pm

Re: Re: One canister?
"Plus, at this point, you've worked through the "calorie cushion" you bring into a trip, and the engine is a lot more demanding." Spot on. Once you've metabolized yo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT resupply for 2
April 10, 6:03pm

Re: Re: Tolerance vs. Acceptance
"Humm, well of course I agree with your intention, but, you know, male circumcision is still very much practiced in the States and still hasn't been made illegal. Many people object, yes, ...

In Chaff » Because I can...
April 10, 5:44pm

Re: Re: it's easier than you think
"It's a Western world myth that Asian women are "obedient". Anyone here who has been married to an Asian or has a sister who is Asian can attest to this" I'm here to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 09, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Warning to Vadim
"No pun intended but sometimes it's good to think outside the box." Ever tried thinking inside the box?

In Philosophy & Technique » Where does one find...?
April 09, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Tolerance vs. Acceptance
"The only exception for where there is really only one best choice is for peanut butter: Smart Balance. : )" You forgot Peet's coffee. ;)

In Chaff » Because I can...
April 09, 8:15pm

Re: Tolerance vs. Acceptance
"You tolerate a whiny kid; you should understand and accept people of other beliefs." That is a noble concept in theory but, in the real world it can be difficult at times. I'll g...

In Chaff » Because I can...
April 09, 8:13pm

Re: Re: Favorite JMT spots
"Special spot - Bighorn Plateau. Just a short walk off the trail to the west, to the top of a gentle rise, and you have an amazing 360 degree view." +1 That has to be one of the best ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Favorite JMT spots
April 09, 5:24pm

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