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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: Long links
Jeff, Thank you Jeff. I may be an old dog but I am willing to learn a few new tricks. :-) Party On, Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » Which pack Ray-Way or G4
August 25, 9:34am

Re: Re: Which pack Ray-Way or G4
Jason, Here is a link that details the instructions for making the G4 pack. This could help in your making a decision as to which kit you might go with. MYOG G4 Edited to provide activ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Which pack Ray-Way or G4
August 25, 8:05am

Re: Which pack Ray-Way or G4
Jason, While I have not done either the Ray Way or the G4 I have done several packs. I found Jay Ham's article very helpful to a newbie pack maker. Jay's article Look at several...

In Make Your Own Gear » Which pack Ray-Way or G4
August 24, 7:50pm

Re: The Third Pack The Beginning
Brendan, Thank you. >>Also, I have found that I don't really need a compression system other than a few grosgrain loops on the sides which will take a cord.<< Ditto. My p...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Third Pack The Beginning
August 22, 10:53pm

Re: My Daughter's First Backpacking Trip
Tom, I started hiking a little over two years ago. Recently, my wife and I met our two sons (26 and 33)and our oldest's girlfriend for a day hike at the Cedar Grove Preserve in Dallas, TX. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » My Daughter's First Backpacking Trip
August 22, 4:38pm

Re: Finalized tie outs I used on my tarp
Brendan, Thread drift alert! Those colors in that last picture are positively surreal! +1 for great work on this thread and your tarp. :-) Party On, Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » Joann Fabrics Grosgrain Ribbon for tarp tie out loops
August 21, 8:06pm

Re: Has lightweight packing really caught on?
I believe it has caught on. But it is not the most prevalent style on the trail. On a ten day section hike in the first two weeks of June of this year on our first night of camping there were...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Has lightweight packing really caught on?
August 21, 7:49pm

My MYOG 4.90 ounce "Third Pack"
Here are some pictures of my completed "Third Pack" project. This post was supposed to have a lot more detail but we lost power just as I was about to post it and I lost every letter, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Third Pack The Beginning
August 21, 5:07pm

Re: Free Grosgrain
Lawson, "I WANT ONE" Thank you very much! ;-) PM with shipping address sent. Party On, Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » Free Grosgrain
August 21, 5:07am

Re: Florida Backpacking
Charles, http://www.floridahikes.com/ http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/PDF/Florida_Hiking_Trails.pdf http://www.thebackpacker.com/trails/fl/ Party On, Newton

In GEAR » Florida Backpacking
August 20, 6:11am

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