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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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The sweet stench of nature
>Regardless of what Mike says about TP, he's onto something here, IMO. Wash the hairy regions when they start to really reek or get uncomfortable, and as for the rest, it's usually prett...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
September 10, 5:32am

Coffee in a teabag
>Via is instant coffee combined with "microground" coffee bean to set it apart from the usual instant. That's the way they make those "coffee-in-a-teabag" single servi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine tablets in place of tea or coffee?
September 09, 4:22pm

Microgrinding
Via definitely isn't ground coffee, unless my coffee palate has gone limp with age. It's instant, I think -- coffee juice rendered down. I have carried finely ground beans to make cowboy co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine tablets in place of tea or coffee?
September 09, 2:14pm

Cheap individual coffee packets
>I just like the way Starbucks Via is packaged. Those small little individual packages are very convenient. I used to bring Nescafe in a plastic baggy, and it would get messy. That's what...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine tablets in place of tea or coffee?
September 09, 12:26pm

Via alternatives
Most of the main coffee suppliers sell their instant coffee in similar Via-style packets, and they are a lot cheaper (and crunchier). You'll find them in the coffee section of your local grocer...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine tablets in place of tea or coffee?
September 09, 11:31am

Re: FS Prototype Hexamid Solo Deluxe
I'll take the pack. PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS Prototype Hexamid Solo Deluxe
September 09, 4:13am

Breakfast and lunch of champions
I eat the uncoated coffee beans. Put six or seven of them in your mouth, crunch them down a bit, put them between your upper teeth and gums, and them slowly chew a few fragments over the course of ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine tablets in place of tea or coffee?
September 08, 12:33pm

What do you use for a pillow?
>Boxed wine bladder. Great idea. An empty 2 or 3 liter Platy or Evernew water container also works well. Stargazer

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you use for a pillow?
September 08, 9:04am

Disposables
I've also tried them all. The best and lightest of the manufactured ones are those disposables that BPL used to sell. You can still get the single-chambered ones from medical supply houses. I b...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you use for a pillow?
September 08, 9:01am

Caffeine
A myth, as far as my experience is concerned, but as always, YMMV. Stargazer

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine tablets in place of tea or coffee?
September 08, 7:38am

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