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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: new poll
"CNN/ORC poll: 57% see Confederate flag as Southern pride; 33% racist" Ask an accountant what is 2 plus 2, and he'll reply, "what do you want it to be?". Pretty much t...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
July 03, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Confederate flag
"We love our trucks city boy!" Yes, indeedy, y'all surely do. Seems to a culturally challenged northern city boy like me that this...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
July 03, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I wish upon a star @ Doug
"I might just write Webb in whether he's running or not." Hey Doug. We won't have to write him in. He just announced his candidacy this afternoon. I'm psyched, buddy. N...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
July 02, 8:42pm

Re: Re: John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
Very well done indeed. An inspiring read that has given me some hope that we may yet avoid that dystopian future, for the responsibility to preserve what Muir, Marshall, and others fought so hard ...

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies
July 02, 8:18pm

Re: Thanks for sharing!
"Mike, Thanks for sharing!" +1 Beautiful country and a nicely structured trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » DIAD Crazy Mountains
July 01, 5:53pm

Re: RE: Difficulty swallowing: GERD?
"Find a better primary care doc. Mine is great, diagnosed all this but still sent me to specialists for tests and confirmation. A referral to a gastroenterologist might be good." +100!...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
July 01, 5:48pm

Re: Re: Big 5 risks from Greek exit
" But notice that premier Li directed his comments to the EU -- not to Greece." Of course. Greece will be much more useful to China, and even more so Russia, within the EU. Also, a G...

In Chaff » Black Monday?
June 30, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Big 5 risks from Greek exit
"But notice the absolute and complete silence from China these last six months? Not one peep of support or even sympathy for Greece. And that's because Greece's ruling Syriza party ren...

In Chaff » Black Monday?
June 30, 5:54pm

Re: Out and about having a great time.
". Finished a five day trip yesterday and heading out again tomorrow." Way to go, Katharina! I've been wondering how it was going. Loved the trailer, and am looking forward to th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Out and about having a great time.
June 30, 5:29pm

Re: "Ultralight Coffee Options"
"But really, I just want caffeine in the morning in the easiest possible way." Then take the XUL route and use No Doze.

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 30, 5:14pm

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