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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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StateOH
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Burns

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Coffee packets
Almost as effective and nearly as lightweight are those single-serving instant-coffee packets like Starbucks Via. Most coffee manufacturers make them now. Drop one into a gatorade bottle half fille...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine tablets in place of tea or coffee?
September 08, 2:53am

Weight of Woodiees
2.2 oz, 62 grams for my size small, which fit my 33-inch waist perfectly. I'd take a medium in all of the bb brands I've tried. Most of the weight is in the waistband, which is a bit wider ...

In GEAR » Woodiees -- my new fav three-season underwear
September 06, 8:16pm

If the weather radios won't work a chargers . . .
I may have to do without the weather radio. What model Brookstone do you have? Stargazer P.S. Thanks!

In GEAR » Multi-Purpose, Solar-Powered, Hand-cranked, Weather Radios
September 06, 2:27pm

Inseam
My smalls are 5 inches along the inseam and seem quite comfortable to me. The groinal cup design prevents any chafing and they fit snugly enough, even on my small frame to prevent any riding up. My...

In GEAR » Woodiees -- my new fav three-season underwear
September 06, 2:22pm

Smell/ inseam
I didn't notice any stink, but I wore them only two days running. However, given the 90-degree high temperatures, the lack of odor was pretty impressive. They are very thin but strong. The i...

In GEAR » Woodiees -- my new fav three-season underwear
September 05, 9:33pm

Really, really comfortable shoes
+1 on that. I've been wearing Vibram KSO Treks almost exclusively for a while now, and abrasion is not really an issue with them. The sock liners are really just to keep the ticks at bay, and t...

In GEAR » Why do you wear socks?
September 05, 2:58pm

Sock liners
I wear Permethrined toe-sock liners during the tick season so that I have something to tuck my pants into. Those danged ticks will latch onto any exposed area of skin. Lyme disease will ruin your w...

In GEAR » Why do you wear socks?
September 05, 11:40am

Multi-Purpose, Solar-Powered, Hand-cranked, Weather Radios
I'm looking for a lightweight one of these, which often claim that they'll charge a cell phone. However, they all get their share of negative reviews, mostly because they fail to charge sma...

In GEAR » Multi-Purpose, Solar-Powered, Hand-cranked, Weather Radios
September 05, 11:20am

Woodiees -- my new fav three-season underwear
Had a chance the last two weekends to try out the boxer briefs, and they fit the bill quite nicely. They are seriously light weight. They have excellent wicking characteristics. They don't ride...

In GEAR » Woodiees -- my new fav three-season underwear
September 04, 3:38pm

WTT: BPL Thorfare shirts
Bump

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

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