Oct 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm #1280904
christopher smeadBPL Member
I have this theory that most UL backpackers are either engineers or accountants. Am I right?Oct 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm #1793106
Kyle MeyerBPL Member
@kylemeyerLocale: Portland, OR
Web designer & developer here. That's sort of engineery?Oct 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm #1793109
Interesting question and perspective. I would think it might be high. Often engineers and accountants do not interact a lot with people at work versus the amount of time they spend on their immediate tasks. Which means they are task-oriented professions. To that we may want to add computer programmers, auto technicians or almost any technician to the list. Task oriented people are probably more likely to analyze, tinker, adjust, and modify things.
But I am sure we have a lot of people-oriented members too. That is what makes this place such a treat, so many different kinds of people.Oct 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm #1793110
Chris WBPL Member
Mostly nothing for the last 6 months. By choice. :-)Oct 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm #1793113
@keith_bassettLocale: Pacific NW
The job that no one can define. Business Analyst.
In truth I translate ideas from the business into processes and frameworks that our tech guys can work with to create solutions to business problems.
It is no surprise then, that I too am a task oriented professional. :)
KOct 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm #1793114
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Guilty as charged. I was an accountant, but am now retired.Oct 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm #1793116
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Project ManagerOct 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm #1793121
@richardcullipLocale: San Diego County
Geologist (or Earth Scientist in the new terminology)Oct 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm #1793127
Partner in a Commercial Finance company.Oct 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm #1793130
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Materials Engineer for a large food company. I select films that keep keep oxygen and moisture out of packages.Oct 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm #1793133
John HarperBPL Member
@johnnyh88Locale: The SouthWest
I'm a grad student in mechanical engineering.
Interesting idea though. I believe I read in the interviews of cottage industry people in the blog "Hiking in Finland" that several of the major cottage companies were started by engineers including: Gossamer Gear, Six Moon Designs, Bear Paw, Trail Designs, Alpinlite Gear, and Revelate Designs. Those are all the ones I could find.Oct 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm #1793134
Thomas BurnsBPL Member
@nerdboy52Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
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 common is that we like to walk.
StargazerOct 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm #1793139
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Right now I'm doing Geology work at a gold mine way up in the arctic circle (I can see the Northwest passage from where I work). My actual schooling is more environmental science/biology focused and I'll likely be working in that field in another year or so, but right now I'm having a hard time saying no to the money and because the 3 weeks on, 3 weeks off work schedule gives me lots of time off for hiking/outdoor rec.
Right now I'm sitting at the airport to take the first of four flights that will eventually land me at the mining camp for another 3 weeks of 12 hour days.Oct 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm #1793141
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Part-time metaphysician and founder of a home for unwed engineers.
–B.G.–Oct 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm #1793144
Forgot to add mine.
Started as an auto technician.
Currently I am a gopher of sorts.
But in my spare time I manage field consultants and projects for automotive OEMs, instructional designer, software application designer, and a trainer for all of the above.
My team of gophers are the best in the company.Oct 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm #1793146
Todd HeinBPL Member
@todd1960Locale: Coastal Southern California
Accountant, guilty…Oct 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm #1793149
Matt MahaneyBPL Member
@matt_mahaneyLocale: In the District
Freelance dancer (artistic not exotic) and videographer. I supplement income working at, wait for it… REI.Oct 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm #1793150
Out of curiosity, does your wife/significant other (I can't remember from your Yosemite report) live with you up on the top of the globe?Oct 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm #1793154
Ben SmithBPL Member
Industrial Engineering studentOct 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm #1793156
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Sell wineOct 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm #1793169
Tony WongBPL Member
@valsharLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Stunt "Weenie" on adult film sets.
You will never see my face, but you have seen me and you will remember me.Oct 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm #1793171
run a mouse and run my mouthOct 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm #1793172
Brad FisherBPL Member
@wufpackfnLocale: NC/TN/VA Mountains
Own a software consulting company with a couple other guys. Blessed to have some of the best employees in the world work with me.
Yeah accountant/CPA by trade.
Brad FisherOct 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm #1793174
Bryce F.BPL Member
@bster13Locale: Norwalk, CT
National IT Helpdesk Manager, former Wide Area Network Engineer.Oct 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm #1793175
"Stunt "Weenie" on adult film sets.
You will never see my face, but you have seen me and you will remember me."
Shouldn't you change your name then to Tony Wang?
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