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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: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
It's my MYOG pack nicknamed The Great Pumpkin. The reason is that this is the only pack that has been carried by me on more than one successive hike. It is a reminder of all the good tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 15, 8:25am

Re: Metal free suspension ;-)
Steve, I've also started working on getting all the metal out of my suspension. Yeah I know I just got finished with the cinch buckles and my descender rings haven't even arrived at m...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 12, 10:58am

Re: "hybrid" of a soft shackle and a UCR + a diamond knot ;-)
Steven, Here is the link to the HF thread that I was referencing. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=89510 The posts are by "kerryandjane". It is a very interes...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 10, 6:29pm

Re: Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)"
@ Steven, I have considered going the soft shackle route and at this time I do have some leftover 7/64" amsteel that I can use to make some. @ Marc, Our suspension systems are essent...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 10, 10:43am

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

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