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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: Traction devices for minimalist shoes?
Justin, Would these Yaktrax be an option for you? FYI I included the link for pricing and weight information only. I have no exper...

In GEAR » Traction devices for minimalist shoes?
March 06, 4:49am

Re: Jansport Project Pack
Pretty work Scott! ;-) I've got one of those 4 pound 13 ounce packs languishing in my gear closet. I bought it for all the wrong reasons back in the day. It was relatively cheap and had a...

In GEAR » A look at an old Jansport external frame pack
March 03, 7:59am

Re: Much less condensation with cuben.
I'm not sure that cuben in and of itself as a material is less prone to condensation than say PU coated, silnylon or any other material. If the temperature outside of your tent or tarp varie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 02, 3:47am

Re: Best wildlife encounter
And then there was the one that I did not see. I was in the lead and Lazarus was following a short distance behind. We were nothbound and nearing Iron Mountain Shelter on the AT when I appar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
March 01, 5:51pm

The Smart Potty Trowel
Here is a possibility. It is the Sea to Summit (iPood) Pocket Trowel. I'll admit to posting this just for the giggle factor. ;-) These days there is probably an app for this chore!...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Potty Trowel or similar
March 01, 6:53am

Singles advertisement
Man looking for woman with boat motor and trailer. Send picture of boat motor and trailer. ;-) Party On, Newton

In Chaff » Bitch...
February 15, 9:54am

Re: Bitch...
"I'm leaving you for Gary. Your clothes are at your mum's & I've changed the locks." Jack Daniels - Argentine dance - Bill Amend's comic strip! This gal has gr...

In Chaff » Bitch...
February 15, 4:52am

Re: pic of unfinished pack
Justin, I realize that your pack is early in the construction stage but I believe that your shoulder straps are on the wrong sides of the pack. See the picture of the pack below for an examp...

In Make Your Own Gear » idea for a UL, fabric less backpack--bamboo, carbon fiber, dyneema line--suggestions, feedback welcomed
February 14, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Liberty Ridge Pants kit from Thru-Hiker
Hi Bob, "Forgive me, but I have only been to Louisiana in the summertime, so I had no idea that you knew about cold and wet." Newton does cold and Newton does wet but Newton does no...

In Gear Lists » Thoughts on Rain Gear (JMT)
February 14, 4:46am

Re: Liberty Ridge Pants kit from Thru-Hiker
@Bob, Did you use the Momentum 90 or the M 50 fabric with your MYOG Liberty Ridge Pants Kit? The difference in weight is probably barely negligible but I am mostly concerned about durability....

In Gear Lists » Thoughts on Rain Gear (JMT)
February 13, 10:42am

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