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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: re
"We don't march in wholesale and starve then entire country like Russia did to Ukraine." Could you elaborate on this one, Michael? I'm experiencing cognitive dissonance here. ...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
August 25, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: America the Troublemaker?
"Cornel West does." The long version of what I was trying to say, but ever so much more eloquently. Thanks for posting this, Doug.

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 8:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re
"Tom, Obama had/has the chance to speak the truth, expose the corruption and speak honestly to the American people. That would have been worth more to me than anything he tried and was not abl...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 8:40pm

Re: Re
"Like I have been saying: anyone seeking that kind of power does not get a break when it comes to doing the right thing, in whatever capacity one can. Did he do all he could? No." Yo...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 5:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Something bigger
"He's made plenty of moves that not require (!!!!) working with Congress. He did not have to be the most secretive administration ever. He did not have to be the President that prosecuted ...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 5:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: America the Troublemaker?
"I don't think the U.S. is crumbling to be replaced by other countries I think other countries are rising to our level." It's a two way street, Jerry. "I believe in ...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 4:57pm

Re: Something bigger
"Those who vote may want to consider voting for someone who is brave enough to do the right thing." Someone brave enough to do the right thing can't even make it past the primaries...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: America the Troublemaker?
"I think it absolutely matters in that it shows a systemic pattern; that these things are not even necessarily controlled by presidents or elections, but by an entire system that has its own i...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 24, 3:44pm

Re: Backpack portfolios
"I am not talking about ALL of your packs, but the ones that you use. I'll start with my example of what I am talking about." OHM 2.0 for everything from day hikes to 11 day backpa...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 24, 3:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: re: Pole straps @ Jake
"Tom, send me a ticket and i'm there ;) (send/post a link of a trip report from there with pics.. would love to see it)" Sorry, you're on your own with the ticket. :) Unfortun...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 23, 1:50pm

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 travelcountry.com 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