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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: Ever quit caffeine?
Stephen, Interesting that you ask about detoxing from caffiene with a "trail name" like GuinnessSteve. :-) >>We're all different -- so no single correct answer here -- but...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ever quit caffeine?
August 02, 3:00pm

I've got a Flat!
I've gone from this to this which can also be pitched in this manner. My new tarp is 8' x 10' and flat in configuration. I wanted the flexibility of being able to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » I've got a Flat!
August 01, 9:25pm

Re: UL Bottle Opener
Ben, Dual purpose and ultralight. TSA might not like them but I love mine. Put it in your checked baggage. Party On, Newton

In GEAR » UL Bottle Opener
August 01, 6:32pm

Re: Need Weird Advice. Urgent!
Mark, +1 on losing the Goretex shoes. I went from Goretex mid-hikers to the low Moab Ventilators by Merrill. I use Cabela's coolmax thin liners and Columbia mid weight wool socks. I'...

In GEAR » Need Weird Advice. Urgent!
August 01, 6:18pm

Re: Titan™ 2 Pot Set diameters
Tony, Not titanium but they are by MSR in stainless. The dimensions may be close as in this day and age of cost savings the dies that they use to press out the cookware could be the same. Di...

In GEAR » Titan™ 2 Pot Set diameters
August 01, 12:57pm

Re: Re: MSR Titan Kettle - Hot Handles
Dale, 27" x 27" available in many colors at Party On, Newton

In GEAR » MSR Titan Kettle - Hot Handles
July 31, 5:25pm

Re: Quick and Dirty Bug Net
Adan, Easy and light but what is your level of cheap? Campmor has this;

In Make Your Own Gear » Quick and Dirty Bug Net
July 31, 12:23pm

Re: keeping stuff in pack dry: your techniqiues?
Derek, I use the same bags. The "fresh scent" only lasts for a couple of days. Prior to putting your gear into your pack take the time to "air out" the trash compactor ba...

In GEAR » keeping stuff in pack dry: your techniqiues?
July 29, 2:07pm

Frontier Pro Filter life span?
FILTERS UP TO 50 GALLONS (190 L) The above info is from an Aquamira pdf. Does anyone know if this is the usable "lifespan" of a Frontier Pro? Does inserting a new pre-filter and ...

In GEAR » Frontier Pro Filter life span?
July 29, 10:07am

Re: Aleve vs Ibuprofin
I agree with getting into shape beforehand. However with the lack of cell phone service in many areas of the mountains "911" isn't an option if we are taken out by a fall etc. O...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aleve vs Ibuprofin
July 22, 7:29pm

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