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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: Re: I'll try it.
"Ok, the 3rd automotive store that I went to had a roll of the tape. At the cash register I quickly relieved my self of $22.17 15 feet of tape in the roll." Would this tape adhere, and...

In GEAR » IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape
March 05, 5:31pm

Re: Ukraine
"I have to say, Tom, that I'm reading up on the situation in Ukraine and it looks more and more like naked Russian aggression and a grab for territory. Just Like Georgia. Yanukovych was ou...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 04, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"Hey, you like realpolitik" I don't like it as much as I feel it is the only workable option at this point in our evolution as a species. If it is enhanced with an achievable amou...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 04, 5:31pm

Re: Micro spikes
"Micro spikes = false sence of security . They are good for maybe a nice stroll around the block. Just my 2c" I'd say they're good for a lot more than that, but you do need to ...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
March 03, 4:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ads are back for Lifetime Member
"And I don't get to see boobs... only sporting goods stuff." The trashy way they're presented puts them squarely in the Walmart sporting goods category, and it gets old real qu...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
March 03, 3:58pm

Re: Re: Eagles are majestic?
"I think of goldens as being in open country like Denali and Montana." They are also fairly common in the Sierra.

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
March 02, 7:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"Wow. That was a much shorter post than usual. But we're at the point of rehashing the same stuff, and I'm growing weary of it." Yeah. Me, too. It always ends up this way. So...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 02, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"Again, I haven't been following the happenings in Ukraine, but... is financial aid a provocative act? Really, the EU has an interest in stable neighbors, if nothing else." Even fi...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 01, 3:11pm

Nobody ever
went broke underestimating the American public. ;0)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo Death Valley Trek
March 01, 1:55pm

Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"No. You are very guilty of insulting liberal snark on many occasions (admittedly not typically against me) though in honesty I suspect that you might think you're just being clever. And...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
February 28, 5:21pm

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