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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: Re: Re: Quick Dry Bra Recommendations?
"If I remember correctly, Doug also had good recommendations for women's panties as well." Doug once confided to me that he moonlights for Victoria's Secret on commission, so i...

In GEAR » Quick Dry Bra Recommendations?
February 16, 5:36pm

Re: Horse Flats Overnight. 2/14/15
"Sweeping the Garden: Horse Flats (Overnight)" Which mountain range? Looks beautiful. And no doubt close to LA.

In Post-Trip Reports » Horse Flats Overnight. 2/14/15
February 16, 5:31pm

Re: Re: in practice
"they all will add extra weight to your pack if carried in addition to a quality rain jacket; and, none of them will protect you from the rain." +1 Which leads to the question: Why bo...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
February 16, 5:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Affect of global warming not well known
"Me, I am an optimist: the Earth will survive, and so will the beetles. Some other species may not." +1 I have infinite faith in life itself. After the reckoning, That Great Bioengin...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 13, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: It just doesn't compute @ Jerry
"Roger seems knowledgeable to me. Direct experience." Jerry, You're far too intelligent to be taken in by the kind of crap Dodger is spewing. Even someone with no direct exper...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 13, 4:48pm

Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"All the hygiene nightmare stories are true when hiring from these 3 fraud staffing companies." And from this you paint a picture of Indians in general. No mention that these cases a...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 7:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Let's discuss "Racist" What race are people from India?" OK, wise guy. Let's be a little more precise: ignorant ethnic prejudice. I was employing racist in the cur...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 7:11pm

Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Difference between constructive discussion debate versus telling the other person to stop posting in anger." I'll say it one more time, then I'm done: My beef with you is not...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 12, 5:22pm

Re: some more
"During our recent trip (Caucasus, november 2014) A.Karaichentsev managed to take some pictures:" Beautiful terrain, excellent photography. Thank you, Roman.

In Photo Gallery » Hello from Russia
February 12, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"This won't have a ghost of a chance. :(" Let's wait and see. You may well be right, but it is the best hope for avoiding disaster, IMO.

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 7:52pm

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