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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.
CityGretna
StateLouisiana
CountryU.S.A.

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All Forum Posts by John Donewar

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Re: Suspension
A picture is worth a thousand words. ;-) Currently I'm using a 7/64" whoopie sling, dutch hook, endless loop... ...and tree straps with 1/2" cpvc x 3" toggles. ...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 08, 11:03am

Re: whoopies connected to hammock
Reggie, Thanks for your reply and sharing the info on your experience. Party On, Newton ;-)

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 08, 5:59am

Re: Re: Drip Rings
I did some web searches on Google for some images a.k.a. pictures. I told you that I was a sight learner. I found some examples of the dutch buckles used as an attachment point "a la ma...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 07, 9:58pm

Re: Drip Rings
Travis, I've been considering descender rings and the dutch buckles for use with webbing as a catch all suspension system. You answered my question with the function of the descender ring...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 07, 5:19pm

Re: RE: Suspenion Hardware
Reggie and Dale, "Whoopies are connected directly to the hammock". How do you guys control water migrating / dripping / running into your hammocks? I used to use two pieces of pa...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 07, 9:17am

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
At Ken's suggestion I've re-posted this thread in the appropriate forum. It was originally posted in the Gear Forum. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/threa...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 07, 4:31am

Re: Re: Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
@ Everyone who responded, Thank You Very Much! @ Ken, We have a hammock forum? Who knew!?! I didn't, he said very red faced. LOL ;-) Party On, Newton ;-)

In GEAR » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 07, 4:22am

Re: hammock suspension
Ivo, I actually subscribe to the hammock forum. As you mentioned it is the BPL members input that I am looking for in this thread. Thanks for your suggestion and the link. I have garnered ...

In GEAR » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 06, 7:03pm

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
I've made whoopie slings and endless loops. I've got whoopie hooks. I have ultralight climbing rated carabiners. I've ordered some 1" webbing and a pair of SS cinch buckles. ...

In GEAR » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 06, 4:27pm

Re: Easiest method for a simple rucksack body?
Jerry had a good idea about using the stuff sack as a model for a simple rucksack. I would use two seams spaced the width of the back panel apart. This would allow a piece of webbing to be sewn ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Easiest method for a simple rucksack body?
March 04, 6:22pm

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