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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
2012 PIF on 01/01/2012 12:39:57 MST Print View

I have the following high quality items that I'm passing on to others via the PIF format. PM for additional details on item of interest. I alone will decide who gets what based upon what gear will be made available via PIF in return. One item per person and you must be a BPL member.

1) 40* quilt - (to Ismail Faruqi)
2) 32* quilt - (to Kat P)
3) 22* quilt - (to Konrad Chen)
4) 15* quilt - (to Ben Wood)
5) Bender non-insulated Pad - (Anthony Weston)
6) Bender insulated Pad - (to Nathan VanNuck)
7) Golite Peak Pack - (to charity)
8) Nunatak Skaha Vest - (to Mark Cole)

Taker pays shipping via paypal.

Edited by thomdarrah on 01/16/2012 12:22:31 MST.

Noah Taylor
Excuse my noobness on 01/01/2012 12:43:35 MST Print View

What's PIF? Interested in one of the quilts...

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Excuse my noobness on 01/01/2012 12:46:06 MST Print View

PIF = pay it forward

Basically, if you get an item you agree to give away an item of similar value on here.

Ruohao Liu

Locale: IN
Re: 8) Nunatak Skaha Vest - size medium / shell: black epic / condition: perfect on 01/01/2012 12:46:41 MST Print View

PM sent, thank you so much!

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: 2012 PIF on 01/01/2012 12:51:44 MST Print View

Pm'd about # 2. if that us already claimed.... # 3??
thanks, Katharina

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Nm on 01/01/2012 13:00:14 MST Print View

Sorry, I jumped on it before reading this well enough. I don't have anything of that kind of value to PIF.

John Vance
(Servingko) - F

Locale: Intermountain West
PM'd on 01/01/2012 13:04:30 MST Print View

PM'd on #1 and or #8

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: PM'd on 01/01/2012 13:08:59 MST Print View

John, one item per person and you must be a BPL member

Edited by annapurna on 01/01/2012 13:20:58 MST.

Tommy Franzen
(Tomlike) - F

Locale: Pacific Wonderland
#2 on 01/01/2012 13:53:56 MST Print View

I sent a pm on #2

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
2012 PIF on 01/01/2012 14:02:12 MST Print View

For whatever reason I'm not getting PM messages. Please email me at;

Tommy Franzen
(Tomlike) - F

Locale: Pacific Wonderland
#3 on 01/01/2012 14:39:07 MST Print View

Email send on #3

Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: #3 on 01/01/2012 14:47:10 MST Print View


I just wanted to chime in and thank you for such a kind act

Very inspiring way to start the new year


Nathan V
(Junk) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lake State
2012 PIF on 01/01/2012 15:15:04 MST Print View

Email sent on #6

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Wow on 01/01/2012 15:35:30 MST Print View

Thom, time and and again you never fail to demonstrate your generosity to others. Thank you for that! I sent you an email about the quilts.

William Roddey

Locale: Southeast
1) 40* quilt - size: medium / shell: black epic / condition: perfect on 01/01/2012 15:45:25 MST Print View

PM sent about this pif.

I would like to claim this if possible.

Thank you

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
2012 PIF on 01/01/2012 15:53:07 MST Print View

Thom, I sent an email regarding #8. thank you very much.

Ken K
(TheFatBoy) - F

Locale: St. Louis
A great gesture - ruined. on 01/01/2012 16:43:29 MST Print View

So I have to be a member and I need to tell you what I'm going to pay forward, then wait for you to pass judgement on whether I'm worthy? Presumably this means that I need to have gear of approximately equal value.

You've got lots of good gear, and I'm sure the folks your giving it to appreciate it. I just think your method smacks of elitism and kills the spirit of true PIF.

Unfortunately, it's a trend here on BPL lately... Must post a PIF HERE on BPL. Must be a member. Must agree to PIF something of similar value. Must POST the next PIF before I'll send gear. Must make your PIF recipient agree to a 8 point PIF agreement to keep PIF going in perpetuity.

I've given away a lot of gear to a lot of folks simply because they needed it, both here and in the real world. Unfortunately, that means I just don't have much left to play at your level. This place is just too rich for me. Not sure how I even scraped up enough for membership.

P.S. Dibs on... oh, nevermind.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
A great gesture - period on 01/01/2012 17:07:03 MST Print View

Thom, Speaking for myself, I like your approach. -David

Ken K
(TheFatBoy) - F

Locale: St. Louis
Maybe that was a little harsh on 01/01/2012 17:36:43 MST Print View

Maybe I was a little harsh, and that post was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. It's Thoms gear, and he's certainly free to dispose of it how he pleases. I really do appreciate the generosity. I've just never been a fan of conditional generosity (a.k.a. "the catch").

Maybe I'm just bitter because this is the third or fourth PIF I couldn't get in on because I'm one of the "have nots". Even in this case, I know a couple nice boys who I'm trying to keep active in scouting, and being able to augment their gear with good quality stuff really helps to keep them engaged. They could really use some of that gear. Unfortunately, they don't have anything to PIF but their time, effort, and spirit (and they do that in spades).

Good on you for sharing, Thom. As I said in the first one, I know the people you're giving it too will appreciate it (I see a few good names on that list).

I won't edit that first post. It was genuine sentiment at the time, and I'm not a fan of "cleaning up" original posts.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Maybe that was a little harsh on 01/01/2012 17:43:57 MST Print View

Members only PIF with a catch.