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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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16 oz aluminum bottles
So here is the deal. A well known bottler of beer has seen fit to begin selling their product in 16 oz aluminum screw top bottles. As soon as I saw the add for these on a billboard I knew tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » 16 oz aluminum bottles
July 06, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Re: My Party On the AT 2010
Jolly, :-) >>ticks and other bugs<< I sleep in a Meteor Bivy with a silnylon bottom and a WPB nylon/no-see-um top. This is a relatively bug free enviorment. Also I use short hik...

In Post-Trip Reports » My Party On the AT 2010
July 05, 8:12am

My Party On the AT 2010
"Lazarus", "Hoss" and "Newton" set out on the AT from Indian Grave Gap on Monday May 31st after being shuttled there from the Mount Rogers Hostel in Damascus, VA. S...

In Post-Trip Reports » My Party On the AT 2010
July 03, 12:19pm

Re: My favorite alcohol bottle
Take a look at the 12 ounce Nalgene flask. http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=61 It has a 1 ounce snap off cap for measuring. The main cap is threaded normally. The bottle ...

In Make Your Own Gear » alcohol container?
June 29, 7:52pm

Re: Quilt Sizing
Steve, http://enlightenedequipment.com/sizing.htm There is also a quilt weight calculator spreadsheet on this same site. Party On, Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Sizing
June 29, 8:20am

Re: Sounds good!
Lawson, >>black reflective tracers<< If it lights up at night when you shine an LED light on it so I can find my way back to my tarp the color works for me. >>$.24 per fo...

In Gear Deals » Potential Aluminum Nail Stake
June 25, 5:57am

Re: Potential Aluminum Nail Stake
Lawson, Presently I carry 12 Vargo standard 6.5" titanium shepherds hook stakes. Their weight totals up to 96 grams. Using your quoted weight of 10+ grams for your potential 6" sta...

In Gear Deals » Potential Aluminum Nail Stake
June 24, 3:56pm

Re: Have a tarp. Now what about the bugs?
Brian, Take a look at the Six Moon Designs, Meteor Bivy. The floor is 1.3 oz silnylon. I use the bivy without a ground sheet. The lower section is WPB ripstop nylon. The upper section ...

In GEAR » Have a tarp. Now what about the bugs?
June 19, 2:08am

Share Your Trees
Photo taken during my Party On the AT. I call it The Great Grandfather Tree. It looks like it had a rough life but is still tall and strong and deserving of respect. :-) Cherry Gap She...

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
June 12, 9:39am

Re: CL Tabs - Water Treatment
Daniel, My standard operating procedure was to catch clear fast running water in my bottle, drop in a Micropur tab and wait 30 minutes. Clear fast and running isn't always an option. I t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CL Tabs - Water Treatment
May 26, 10:49am

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