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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: sailmakers yard
I got curious. sailmaker's yard: An English/American unit of area for measuring the weight of sailcloth. It is 28.5 inches wide by 36 inches long. To say a piece of cloth is 6.5 ounce me...

In Make Your Own Gear » .5 oz Spinnaker
May 10, 3:40pm

Re: Guess that Walmart fabric!
Matt, My guess is PVC coated ripstop nylon. ;-) In the above picture you can see what I made out of mine as a first attempt at sewing my own tarp. Walmart seemed to have two varieties ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Guess that Walmart fabric!
May 07, 1:55pm

Re: Re: .5 oz Spinnaker
Nathan, Thanks, I'll check it out. Party On ! 2010 Newton Edit: I found 0.95 oz/square yard after coating on ProLite's site but they are fresh out. Newton :-b

In Make Your Own Gear » .5 oz Spinnaker
May 06, 5:54pm

Re: sailmakers yd
James, >>I believe this is .5oz / sailmakers yd<< It may be but the website states the width and material as; Airx 700N Ripstop 1.1oz White 60" Ripstop Nylon .5oz Whit...

In Make Your Own Gear » .5 oz Spinnaker
May 06, 5:52pm

Re: Simmer
Jason, Watch this thread. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=32365&skip_to_post=275485#275485 Party On ! 2010 Newton

In GEAR » Probably Asked A Million Times - Alcohol Stove
May 06, 5:37pm

Re: 0.99oz. spinnaker
Rog, The same people also have this material. http://www.sailrite.com/Airx-700N-Ripstop-1-1oz-White-60 Possibly the same as GG ? Does anyone know of other suppliers of Spinnaker fabric....

In Make Your Own Gear » .5 oz Spinnaker
May 06, 5:27pm

.5 oz Spinnaker
I've been looking for a source of lightweight spinnaker for a tarp project. Will this fill the bill? http://www.sailrite.com/Ripstop-Nylon-5oz-White-60 Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » .5 oz Spinnaker
May 06, 3:46pm

Re: Really? Well maybe if point to pointing.
Jeffrey, Resupplying in trail towns is the reason that I carry a credit card, ID and cash. Lack of cell phone service is the reason I carry a phone card to use at these trail towns if I need to...

In GEAR » car keys
May 05, 9:50am

Re: Packing Tent Stakes.
Jeffrey, 12 titanium shepherd's hook stakes in a small mesh/net bag with a drawcord and a tiny cordlock. This gets packed vertically inbetween the overlapping layers of my Ridgerest short...

In GEAR » Packing Tent Stakes.
May 04, 9:11pm

Re: link broken?
Timo, Sorry about the broken link to BPL. Try this link to the same web page. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/make_your_own_gear_five_yards_to_sul_part_4.html Par...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack. How to attach shoulder straps?
May 04, 3:27pm

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