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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."
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Burns

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Hex plus +1
You can't go wrong with this shelter! Stargazer

In GEAR » Not another shelter thread.
December 07, 8:54pm

"Me" time
It's okay to be away from your family for a while. Really. My family just isn't into hiking or backpacking. I can talk my wife and/or daughter into a few day hikes every year, but that&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you do it?
December 06, 3:34pm

BPL Hoodie and pants set (and a note on my stolen tarp)
Bump (WTH) Also, for those who are following this thread, I headed back out to Mohican, figuring I could get in about 20 miles before it got too dark to search around the campsite for more of...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
December 06, 1:57pm

Icebreaker
I'll take one of the Icebreakers if one is still available. Sending PM. Stargazer

In Gear Swap » FS: lots of gears for sale! (feathered friends, icebreaker, patagonia, mountain hardwear, montbel, thermarest, merino, cuben fiber)
December 02, 9:45am

Cross removed @ Afghanistan Base
Sorry, mate. I can't agree that the removal of the cross was "ridiculous," i.e., deserving of ridicule. Putting a cross on public display in a nation with a violently religious minori...

In Chaff » Cross removed @ Afghanistan Base
November 24, 10:38am

Joe Valesko, what a guy!/ BPL hoodie and pants
I ordered a replacement tarp from Joe at zPacks and got it in a startlingly fast three days. The seam seals are drying in my back yard as I type these words, and I fully intent to use it this weeke...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 23, 5:33pm

Consider no day pack at all
I often dayhike with a bota bag for water and everything else (including a sandwich) in the pockets of my pants, shirt, and vest. Stargazer

In GEAR » What size of daypack is everyone using?
November 22, 9:17pm

BPL Cocoon hoodie and pants set
Bumping this one more time, them I'm giving up. Any reasonable offer accepted. Stargazer

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 22, 9:08pm

FS: zPacks Hexamid Twin
Sold!

In Gear Swap » FS: zPacks Hexamid Twin
November 22, 9:05pm

Bota pic
Here you go, the two-liter cuben version. It hangs around your neck, of course, and weighs next to nuthin'. I also keep my "p**p kit" in it for easy access. (Ha! The forum wouldn'...

In GEAR » lightweight idea for keeping water from freezing while hiking
November 22, 8:46pm

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