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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: Shoe fitting - laces, sizing, etc.
Tyler, Nothing beats trying the shoes on! Nothing!! From my own experience shoes run small and large in the same sizes from different manufacturers. Sometimes depending on the style of shoe t...

In GEAR » Shoe fitting - laces, sizing, etc.
January 29, 5:10pm

Re: poking holes in something you want water proof
David, To clarify my pinning process I don't pin through the portion of the fabric that I intend to use as the roof panels for the tarp. I only pin the portion that will actually be cut o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 27, 3:46pm

Re: If it bends differently for the two sides, they won't match
What worked best for me was having a fairly large work area. I used the kitchen table with the center leaf added. There was a little slipping and sliding that needed to be done to accomplish the ta...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 27, 7:38am

Re: If it bends differently for the two sides, they won't match
Jerry said; "One thing about using brown paper for a template, is it tends to bend a little which will make the amount of catenary deflection more or less. If it bends differently for the t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 27, 7:21am

Re: 2" Catenary deflection
+1 for "I would agree with Jerry on the 2" deflection." We all seem to be in full agreement on the amount of deflection. My amount of deflection was 2 9/16" over a 120&quo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 27, 6:24am

Re: Re: Re: My version of the Nightwing - the Fightwing
Tyler, Info on making a catenary curve can be found at... http://www.wvi.com/~ulmyog/ ...by clicking on the third menu item. It'sthe best and easiest to use that I have found. Plug ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 26, 10:30pm

Re: My version of the Nightwing - the Fightwing
Tyler, If you are going to include a beak on your tarp take a look at what I did with mine to make entry easier. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 26, 4:19pm

Re: Trapezoid Tarp - design, beaks, and size
Tyler, It was the first small A frame pitched tarp. Hover over it with you mouse and you'll see the note referring to Jamie. IMHO beaks aren't worth it. What I prefer is to extend the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Plans - Checking on materials
January 26, 12:14pm

Re: 2X Fosters cans = windscreen
1.) You could try bending or rolling the last 3/8" of each piece over. One turning inside and one turning outside on both pieces. To join the pieces slide the outside turn of one piece into...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fosters can X2 windscreen
January 26, 5:06am

Re: PERSACTLY!
Pictures are not only welcomed they are required! ;-) Party On, Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » Does "modding" count as MYOG?
January 25, 4:10pm

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