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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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bota bag
I had Joe at zPacks make me two cuben botas that fit one and two liter platys. They're great, reasonably priced, lightweight, and work like a charm. I especially like their accessibility while ...

In GEAR » lightweight idea for keeping water from freezing while hiking
November 22, 8:09pm

Poor white trash
Sigh. What this video reminds me of is the Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of poor men (mostly) died to support the rights of a few rich, plantation owners. The plantation owners referred to them ...

In Chaff » Editorial on Occupy Wall Street
November 22, 3:19pm

Pad
It was the fold-up one. I have a backup on that item, but it's pretty worn out. I can make do with a bit of mailing tape, which works very well, BTW, for repairs on the closed foam pads. Seriou...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 22, 12:39pm

Is this the tent with full net?
It is, but I have been reminded to tell you all that it's the old-style tent with the non-rainbow zipper. Tom B./ Stargazer

In Gear Swap » FS: zPacks Hexamid Twin
November 22, 12:30pm

FS: zPacks Hexamid Twin
Sold! TYVM. I'm trying to pay for the replacement of my stolen Hex+ tarp. The Twin is Olive Drab, no beak, not seam sealed. I bought it in the hope that I could convince my lovely wife Sue t...

In Gear Swap » FS: zPacks Hexamid Twin
November 22, 8:38am

BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
Bump. Any reasonable offer accepted.

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 22, 8:29am

FS: BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
Shoot. Deal fell through. These items are still for sale. Stargazer

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 21, 6:25pm

What was lost
Tim, You are very kind indeed. The rest didn't amount to much, and I have backups for most of them. They include a small cuben-fiber stuff sack with one of those cheap plastic wrap-around su...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 21, 2:28pm

BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
Thanks do not seem enough to express my appreciation to an anonymous gent for his offer to replace the LT4 pole I lost in this incident. rarely in this life will you meet as decent a person as yo...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 21, 11:26am

FS: BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
Oops! Forgot to post the size! Mediums, both. And they are in perfect condition, BTW. Thanks, Steven. Nothing compares to the shock of walking into camp and not seeing your shelter, and nothing ...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 20, 2:28pm

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