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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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Green lasers

In Chaff » Multi-use flashlight
October 21, 9:41am

Me too!
I'm in the same boat as Ike. If there's a Costco around here, I haven't heard about it, but I'd really like to have a boy's xl. I'd be glad to add a few bucks to cover the c...

In GEAR » Awesome cheap puffy
October 21, 6:33am

I'm a long-time perfesser and Inglich teacher and writer at a smallish liberal-arts university. I also run their astronomical observatory and sweep up afterward. I think the only thing we have ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 20, 4:49pm

Multi-use flashlight
You have to see this thing to believe it: Check out the various vids. It's a flashlight and a fire starter for your campfire or stov...

In Chaff » Multi-use flashlight
October 19, 4:09am

Just when you think you own every kind of gear on the planet. . . . The condoms are good for stashing small items like your Bic Mini in a rainstorm. Multi-use! Anyone hoping to get lucky on ...

In GEAR » intimacy kit
October 18, 10:33am

Toque with water bladder
I often wear a Buff, configured balaclava style, for just that purpose. In warm weather, I'll slip the Buff over the my 2-liter Platy to act as a pillowcase. Stargazer

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you use for a pillow?
September 29, 6:31pm

Gatorade bottle
Cut off the top of a gatorade bottle. It works great for general use and fits inside your cookpot. Stargazer

In GEAR » Lightweight Coffee Cup Recommendations Please
September 25, 7:34pm

What Would Jesus Carry?
I say unto ye: Jesus was not an ultralighter because he carried upon his back the weight of our sins. So sayeth the Lord. Go now in peace.

In GEAR » What Would Jesus Carry?
September 23, 10:46am

Sold, pending payment

In Gear Swap » FS: Scarp 1, loaded
September 23, 10:38am

Took the plunge
I ordered a 20-degree quilt. Sadly, I had to sell my Nunatak Akula to do it. I have to confess, I'm sold on Joe's innovative ideas and superb workmanship -- not to mention the personal, one...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
September 20, 5:20pm

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