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John Donewar (Newton) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southeastern Louisiana
About Me Bitten by the hiking bug in 2008. The "infection" persists and I am not in search of cure. :-)
Reinfected by the MYOG bug in 2009 and I am still not in search of a cure. :-)
If I am not hiking I am reading about it or working on my gear.
Became a BPL Lifetime Member 5/1/11.

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All Forum Posts by John Donewar

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Hammock tarps and going to the ground when it's the only option ;-?
I'm about to sell my tent! When and if I ever get above the tree line I may get to a point where I have to revert to the ground. Step 1.) Make sure that I took my trekking poles on &quo...

In Hammocks » Hammock tarps and going to the ground when it's the only option ;-?
May 01, 3:50pm

Better Picture as Promised
Nathan, Same trip, same tent with better lighting. ;-) Going back to the trees in my hammock. Party On, Newton ;-)

In Gear Swap » WTB: Lightheart Gear Solo
May 01, 3:27pm

Re: WTB: Lightheart Gear Solo
Nathan, Is this what you are looking for? Very sorry about the darkness of the picture. It was the only one that I had access to when making this post. I can upload something better when ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Lightheart Gear Solo
May 01, 12:34pm

Re: Costs
Paul, "The Permatex doesn't give you any control over how diluted it is." Where you cut off the nozzle, how much you squeeze out onto the foam brush and how liberally you apply ...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 30, 3:13pm

Re: Re: thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
+100 for what Ken said in his post(s). ;-) Make the trip to the auto parts store nearest to you. Use a disposable foam rubber brush to work it into the seams. Squeeze out small amounts on...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 30, 4:26am

Re: Set up
+1 to what Reggie said. "Check out Sean Emery, known as Shug, on YouTube. He's the hammock guru. He'll entertain as he shows you the way. Warning! Tone up your stomach muscles be...

In Hammocks » First time hanger ... waffling
April 27, 5:10am

Re: First time hanger ... waffling
Phillip, If you are using the "included hanging kit" ditch it. Amsteel in the form of endless loops and whoopie slings will cut some of the weight from your suspension. The Atlas st...

In Hammocks » First time hanger ... waffling
April 25, 10:27am

Re: Creative way you dropped 1oz
My hammock, top quilt, underquilt and tarp weigh about the same as my tent, sleeping pad and top quilt. Where is the lost ounce? There are actually 19 of them. My tent used my trekking poles as ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 9:27am

Re: Re: Delays
+1 to what Matthew said. Party On, Newton ;-)

In GEAR » Is Lawson Equipment on vacation?
April 24, 12:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Dehydrated water now available
"Anyway, 200 proof Everclear is already dehydrated Alcohol." "This does not exist. The 190 proof version is the best that exists, and you can't even purchase it in Californ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 1:08pm

All Reader Reviews by John Donewar

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Under Armour Men's UA Escape 7" Solid Shorts
Here are the particulars. Ultra-lightweight woven fabric. Mesh internal liner. 360° Reflectivity Hand pockets for your essentials. 7” inseam 2.2 oz. Polyester Men'...</td>          
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In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
September 29, 10:56am

Scope Outlast
This is a first for me as I have never posted a gear review before. The Scope Outlast Minibrush probably isn't really even considered as hiking gear. Scope Outlast Minibrush

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 12:14pm