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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
My PDF Gear ListShoulder season gear list 2

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All Forum Posts by Thomas Burns

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FS: Men's Thorofare shirts
I'm trying to raise some cash to buy one of those nice, new zPacks quilts, so . . . FS: Men's Thorofare shirts, sepia, size medium, never worn and in perfect condition. I shrank. $60 eac...

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's Thorofare shirts
September 19, 1:37pm

FS: Nunatak Akula Half Bag
I'm tryin to raise some cash to purchase one of those new zPacks quilts, so . . . The Nunatak Acula Half Bag is in the lightweight black Pertex Quantum. Wear it with a parka or down jacket a...

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Akula Half Bag and Thorofare shirts
September 19, 1:26pm

Zipper: a great improvement
This is exactly the quilt I'm looking for. (Damn that Joe. He's sending me to the poorhouse. ;-) Those danged straps on other quilts are a nuisance, IMO. They make the quilts hard to get...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
September 18, 6:12am

Great post!
>He's simply making a generalization based on perception, perhaps well informed and perhaps not. My own ill informed perception is that you'd probably find more white collar in both UL b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is lightweight backpacking anti-capitalist?
September 13, 2:09pm

Is lightweight backpacking anti-capitalist?
>those poor bums with normal non-UL brand gear are sentenced to a subhuman race here ... even if their gear is basically UL/Light My experience is that, generally speaking, the prejudice tend...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is lightweight backpacking anti-capitalist?
September 13, 12:00pm

Is lightweight backpacking anti-capitalist?
Dangerous topic. Maybe you should move it to "Chaff" before the heat and flame begin the rise. :-) I may be anti-capitalist (I ain't sayin' here), but, if so, my actions bely m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is lightweight backpacking anti-capitalist?
September 13, 5:48am

hexamid vs gossamer gear one
I'd go with the Hex. If you stake it down with the back into the wind, it has a better, more aerodynamic shape. Also, the back has many stake-down points. The One is a fine tent, but its less w...

In GEAR » z hexamid vs gossamer gear one
September 12, 9:34am

Re: WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
Bump. one more time. If there are no takers on the trade in a day or so, I'll sell them (see above). Stargazer

In Gear Swap » WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
September 12, 6:31am

The sweet stench of nature
>You mean, you guys don't shave your hariy parts before heading out? If I shaved all my hairy parts, I'd have to shave everywhere except the top of my head. Besides, there are some lo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
September 10, 8:32am

Expiration date on hiking?
>"We don't stop hiking because we get old; we get old because we stop hiking." Finis Mitchell, 20th century Wind Rivers pioneer. Ain't it the truth. My expiration date on hi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Expiration date on hiking?
September 10, 7:49am

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