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Thomas Burns (nerdboy52) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
About Me English professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, Director of Perkins Observatory

Words to live by: "Alas, poor Yogi. I knew him, Horatio. He was a bear of infinite appetite. So they shot him."

More words to live by: "Yeah, I'm a nerd. Want to make something of it . . . punk?" ;vD

Even more words to live by:
Solvitur ambulando.
"it is solved by walking."
St. Augustine
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Burns

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Preferred type of shelter
Depends, of course. For general winter camping when bugs are not a problem, I am currently enamored of my zPacks Hex+ tarp. If bugs are present (most of the time in Ohio), I use my zPacks Hex Si...

In GEAR » what's your preferred type of shelter?
February 04, 9:44am

Sad story on the bear skin and skull. About 30 years ago, a young bear wandered into one of the Columbus Metro Parks scavenging for food. The rangers had to put him down. They keep the skin and sku...

In Chaff » The Lowdown on Down: An Update
December 16, 7:35pm

How are you celebrating the winter soltice?
I'm hoping to spend a few days tramping around the Shawnee State Forest in Ohio. It ain't the High Sierras, but 'tis the best we got here in Ohio. Stargazer

In Chaff » How are you celebrating the winter soltice?
December 16, 1:47pm

Think globally -- buy locally
Eric, that's the point. The bookstore WAS providing extra service: The exact books that my students needed instantly. My students were voting with their wallets, but in a lot of cases they were...

In Chaff »
December 16, 1:28pm

Well, I for one, appreciate Eric's posts. This one is relevant to backpacking and gear selection in the same way that a discussion of "Leave No Trace" ethics is relevant. I may not ag...

In Chaff » The Lowdown on Down: An Update
December 16, 1:17pm

Using B & M locations as your showroom
>so let me get this straight .... some people dont want the consumer to find LOWER prices on the same item (were not talking about a cheap made in wherever substitute here) .... Well, shoot. ...

In Chaff »
December 15, 7:40pm

Gortex socks
I'm curious about what people are using, as well. Took a quick look at the reviews online, and people seemed to not like them. They leak, let water in, are expensive, and hold in the sweat. I&#...

In GEAR » gortex in shoes
December 14, 10:28am

Gortex in shoes
What's good: Your feet will stay dry in you step in puddles, etc. that are below the tops of your shoes. What's not so good: If you have to step in water above your ankles, your fe...

In GEAR » gortex in shoes
December 14, 6:38am
This really is "Chaff," but as a frequent user of Amazon, I found this article shocking, to say the least: I am done with Amazon unless they improve thei...

In Chaff »
December 13, 12:36pm

BPL Hoodie/down sweater still for sale
Thanks for your kind remarks, all. To all who are following this thread: I've had some nibbles on the down sweater, but no definite takers. The pants I have decided to keep. The down sweater...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
December 08, 5:37am

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Burns

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FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
>I think I'll stick with my Wal-Mart water wing pillow, which is about a third the price, a little lighter, and just as comfy if wrapped in my fleece jacket. Yo, Michael. Always looking for ...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 11, 11:18am

Fanatic Fringe Thompson Peak
Ditto to the above review. I added a top compression cord by tying a short length of cord to the upper drawcord, looping it over the top, and connecting it to the lifting strap loop with a small carab...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 14, 6:13am