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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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FS: BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
First, my tale of woe: I hiked the Mohican State Forest this weekend. Using one of the Park and Pack sites, I set up camp early in the morning with my beloved zPacks Hexamid tarp (with beak adde...

In Gear Swap » BPL Cocoon (?) hoodie and pants set
November 20, 11:02am

Advice
I got only two pieces of advice: 1. Men should be masculine, and women should be feminine. 2. Always take a handkerchief on a date. I have found the former advice not particularly useful, ...

In Chaff » Grandpa's best advice
November 16, 6:41am

junk box
I know, I know. It's weird, but it works. Another alternative: Woodiees (too lazy to look up the URL). Stargazer

In GEAR » Underwear and Chafing
November 10, 6:27pm

Boxer briefs!
Especially those with a "pouch." See http://www.internationaljock.com/john-sievers-natural-pouch-boxer-briefs-steel-grey,9627.html I know these look a bit strange, but they are now...

In GEAR » Underwear and Chafing
November 10, 4:10pm

Torsolite
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In Gear Swap » FS: Torsolite (4)
November 04, 12:12pm

Girth
>Can you please tell me your chest measurement?? Ha! I'll admit it. I'm one of those 98-pound weaklings (140 lbs., 5'11" -- 35-inch chest). There's more than ample room i...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
November 04, 12:06pm

Baffled
>"Once I get out under the stars, I sleep like a sum beech." And anyway, you'd never hear any baffles crinkling over the snoring..... ;-D Now here I am thinking all this time t...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
November 04, 11:52am

Baffles
>Do the cuben baffles crinkle and make noise when you roll over in the sleeping bag? Nope. It is far quieter than my Cuben Enightenment (sp?) quilt in that regard and it has almost exactly th...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
November 04, 11:44am

Re: Re: Review of zPacks sleeping bag/ quilt
To answer some questions: I'm a warm sleeper, granted, but I'm a warm hiker, too. I was wearing a BPL Thorofare shirt and Railriders Weatherpants. I also tend to wear my Vibram Five Fing...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
November 04, 11:37am

Review of zPacks sleeping bag/ quilt
I've used my 20-degree bag three times now, and it has lived up to the high expectations I've developed for Joe's work. It is impeccably designed and made. I especially like the zip...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
November 04, 6:39am

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