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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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All Forum Posts by Thomas Burns

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Ah, coffee!
>I've been told that you can make Via with cold water, but I've never tried it. Their Italian roast is pretty good for instant. Heck, I regularly eat the coffee right out of the littl...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » lightweight coffee
June 15, 7:27am

Wow!
Now I know what to do with that old piece of Tyvek I've had sitting around since I switched to a polycro ground cloth. Stargazer

In GEAR » UL camp stool - first trip out with backpacking movie night
June 14, 1:22pm

Buffmania
+1 on Buffs. Get the one with the brim (not Evo 2) and you have yourself a bandana/ hat/ balaclava/ pot-picker-upper, etc. Stargazer

In GEAR » Bandana question
June 14, 10:10am

Untidy pack
This configuration would not work in Ohio. The trails are not well taken care of. The thought of belly crawling under downed trees and tending my way through head-high greenbriar and thorn bushes m...

In Chaff » Backpacking light........and tight?
June 13, 7:13am

Re: Home Depot tyvek hat
>The bill is OK sized for keeping the sun out. It is not adjustable, but you could slit the back and tack/sew a piece of elastic in. I wonder how it holds up in heavy rain? I didn't weigh it...

In GEAR » Find me some 1oz baseball hat competition...
June 11, 2:58pm

WTB: Thorofare pants
Thought I'd bump this one more time! Stargazer

In Gear Swap » WTB: Thorofare pants
June 11, 1:45pm

Nunatak forever!
I love my Specialist, overstuffed with 1 oz on down. It takes me down to near freezing temps (I sleep warm) and the workmanship can't be beat. The only downsides: 1. It will take a while...

In GEAR » WM Summerlite or Nunatak Arc Specialist
June 08, 6:54am

Thankyouverymuch . . .
. . . for providing these. Just ordered the Original. Poopingly yours, Stargazer

In Gear Deals » They're back again: The lightest cathole trowels on the planet ! Titanium, two sizes
June 07, 1:38pm

Vented ball cap
Or how about this one: http://www.hammacher.com/Product/81126?source=EMM07711&cm_ven=WC&cm_cat=20110607_EMM077&cm_pla=BYR&cm_ite=81126_The/%20Ventilated%20Sun%20Cap Ball-cap s...

In GEAR » Find me some 1oz baseball hat competition...
June 07, 11:05am

Visor Buff (not Evo 2)
You can do all the same things with the visor buff that you can with the non-visor "classic" buff. Just keep the visor on the top when you arrange it. Stargazer

In GEAR » Find me some 1oz baseball hat competition...
June 07, 7:59am

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