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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: New Tarp User. Need advice
Brad, Think of your tarp as a large umbrella. When you use an umbrella most of us point the top center of the umbrella towards the worst of the incoming rain. Point the foot end of your tarp...

In GEAR » New Tarp User. Need advice
July 07, 8:50am

Re: aluminum bottle
David, The aluminum pint bottles are larger in diameter and a thinner gauge than the bottles used in the Whitebox and MBD BIOS stoves. They do seem do be a little thicker gauge than regular p...

In Make Your Own Gear » 16 oz aluminum bottles
July 06, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 16 oz aluminum bottles
Bob, The source is the beverage ailse of the local Wally World. They come in 9 packs for @ $ some change. >>start running some tests<< Based on your earlier post are yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » 16 oz aluminum bottles
July 06, 6:25pm

Re: Re: 16 oz aluminum bottles
Bob, Bottle weighs .85 oz and cap weighs .05 oz on my digital scale. It's the Miller Lite Aluminum Pint. Roger, What's the pressure in a shaken bottle of hot beer? :-) Party ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 16 oz aluminum bottles
July 06, 6:10pm

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. 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, 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

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