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All Forum Posts by Tom Kirchner

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Re: Re: Re: Harrison
"We looked at Milly's and Lucy's from the south and also at Harrison's from the North on this trip. I can confidently say that the route described in these two posts was easily fou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Harrison Pass?
March 13, 8:46pm

Re: Harrison
"Tom, There is an easier alternative to the west dropping straight to Lake Reflection if coming from the South. I took it in September. It is cairned and fairly solid. I can post links to a de...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Harrison Pass?
March 13, 4:59pm

Re: Harrison Pass?
"Anyone been over Harrison? I'm still searching old posts, but not finding much recently. How sketchy is it?" I've been over it 3 times from south to north. It is class 2, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Harrison Pass?
March 12, 8:30pm

Re: Peace in the Middle East
Point of protocol: When I looked up the "revisited" version of Morris's book, I experienced an extreme case of sticker shock. the cheapest copy was just under $40. So I tried first...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 12, 8:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"This does terrify the Israelis, granted. Would you want to live in a nation that just voted in Sharia'a law? This is but one of the many reasons that a two-state solution is the only work...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 12, 8:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ad hominems
"He talks a lot about what the U.S. response to Russia's "it's not an invasion" should be, and he mentions restarting the Polish ABM scheme. (For the life of me, I'm now ...

In Chaff » Meanwhile in Venezuela
March 10, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Trash cleaned up
"Thanks, I didn't know about history mining. Bastards." Yeah, they are collectively a piece of work. Bastards is putting it politely it politely.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
March 08, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese bidet
"I don't know, but I think that this entire thread is in the toilet." Nah. Just the beer.

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
March 08, 5:33pm

Re: Re: Trash cleaned up
"I suspect the ads are done via Google. As I understand it, Google looks at your browser history and places ads based on that." That's how I understood it as well, Nick, but here&#...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
March 08, 5:19pm

Trash cleaned up
I have noticed over the last few days that the type of ad that I was complaining about has disappeared. At least from my view. If this is the result of BPL staff cleaning things up, I wish to ext...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
March 07, 5:55pm

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