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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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Re: Upcoming tests
Tyler, "Question on adding water - do I add the same amount of alcohol, and then add the water? Or make a mixture that reflects the same amount of "fuel"? For instance, do I add 1...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 23, 1:19pm

Re: Still the same results - flames up the side...
Hi Tyler, Get some inexpensive aluminum flashing or some heavy duty aluminum foil for experimentation purposes. Here is a picture of how you can achieve the same effect without the clips. ...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 23, 11:23am

Re: Re: Re: Still the same results - flames up the side...
Tyler, From what I see in your picture you have your windscreen set down on the concrete. Also it appears that the draft holes for combustion air are on top instead of the bottom. Your stove ...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 23, 7:27am

Re: This thread is crazy
A voice of reason crying out from the wilderness. Thank you Nick! Party On, Newton

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 22, 11:14am

Re: Knife and Scissors
My EDC and hiking go to is the Leatherman Micra. It has both options but it isn't a good choice for tasks that require a more sturdy and properly sized tool. Knives are designed to cu...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 10:48am

Re: Scissors just don't cut it
Let's just cut to the chase. ;-) I have never really "needed" a knife while hiking even though I always carry one' Rule #9. That being said the old axiom, "Use the prop...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 9:32am

Re: My 1st SUL trip
Justin, What part of the AT will you be doing on your 2 day 1 night trip? Be aware that March and April are the months when thru hikers start their trek northbound. Space in the shelters a.k....

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » My 1st SUL trip
March 20, 4:44am

Re: shockcord guys
Hi Sam, "So plus ten for your advice. BUT, haven't you mentioned something about using elastic cord at your stake pull-outs to keep your tents taut when the nylon sags? Please let us ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Small Solo Cuben Tent
March 16, 4:46am

Re: Lightheart or Zpacks Solo?
M, FWIW I am very pleased with my Lightheart Gear Solo silnylon tent. It has plenty of room to sit up in the center and lots of room to stow gear inside. It sets up really easy using your own...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
March 14, 7:53pm

Re: _
FWIW, I regularly carry round water bottles in the two point ULA type bungee method and have had zero problems with sway. 4 pieces of 1/8" shock cord and 4 toggles keep everything from d...

In GEAR » Square water bottle ~ 20oz? Anyone?
March 14, 7:20pm

All Reader Reviews by John Donewar

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Under Armour Men's UA Escape 7" Solid Shorts
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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