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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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WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
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In Gear Swap » WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
September 01, 2:38am

WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
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In Gear Swap » WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
September 01, 2:38am

WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
PMed you about the issue, Tyler. The sizing was indeed a bit different than advertised. My mediums will probably fit like a large, if that will help anybody to decide to trade their small or extra-...

In Gear Swap » WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
August 30, 8:48am

It was big!
It was a big sample, but I'm a conservative by nature, if not politically. :-) What can I say. If I screwed it up, I wouldn't have enough to play with to make another one. Thanks for sendin...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2oz pad
August 29, 7:32pm

Wow! Monster skeeters . . .
The mosquitoes where you folks live must be bigger and meaner than our Ohio versions. I Permethrin my pants and socks (liners, which are very thin) and tuck my pants into my socks. That keeps th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mosquito Proof Socks?
August 29, 5:49pm

WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
What can I say. I shrank (by 100 pounds!) I have two unworn men's medium sepia (the dark brown) Thorofare shirts, which I'd like to trade for the small or (preferably) extra small versio...

In Gear Swap » WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
August 29, 5:39pm

Tried it out!
It has its advantages and disadvantages. It's a bit noisy, but very lightweight. The main problem is its bulk. It won't fit into the pad holder on my zPacks pack, so I have to strap it to t...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2oz pad
August 29, 3:02pm

Dual use
>For the lightest weight that I am aware of, the Condor Eco-Light 14"(14" blade length) machete weighs only about 13 ounces, is very good quality(Imacasa/Condor) comes pre-sharpened fr...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 29, 9:35am

Yet another reason to go UL
This following article is about children's school backpacks, but it is, I think relevant to our quest to lighten the load. It argues that carrying more than 15 percent of your body weight can l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yet another reason to go UL
August 29, 6:39am

Straps
I also do not use straps, and they are the first thing I remove. However, I tend to palm my poles at the top. (You can do that when they weight only 3.5 oz. each). I realize this is rather "ol...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » My XUL Challenge Gear List
August 28, 7:55am

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