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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: About straps
Sorry! Deleted accidental double post. :-P Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack. How to attach shoulder straps?
May 04, 2:27pm

Re: About straps
Timo, Check out Jay Ham's article on sewing a SUL pack. https://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/process Click on the link below and click on number 3., LAB 2300 cu. i...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack. How to attach shoulder straps?
May 04, 2:25pm

Re: Re:MYOG Meteor Bivy
Thanks George. This is what it replaced. :-) Nuff said. :-) What material is the yellow top section of your Meteor? That is an interesting tarp pitch in your picture. Is that a fla...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Meteor Bivy
May 02, 8:18pm

Re: Failed seam seal
Dan, >>After applying about 2 feet on one seam, I noticed the solution had hardened and turned into a blob<< I was able to seam seal my entire tarp using GE Silicone II and Klean-...

In Philosophy & Technique » Failed seam seal
May 01, 6:52am

Re: Re: MYOG Meteor Bivy
Todd, Thank you for the attaboy. :-) My bivy goes out on the AT with me in one month. I hope you are right about the protection. ;-) Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Meteor Bivy
April 30, 4:23pm

Re: MYOG Bivy
Nicholas, Thank you for the kind words. Prior to November of last year I would have said the same thing about a project like this one. :-) I wanted lightweight gear and all the really good...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Meteor Bivy
April 30, 4:18pm

Re: "Bivy Selection"
Nicholas, >>I'm not tall (5'10") but I'm pretty stout with broad shoulders and big chest (~200 lbs). Do I need to be considering the longer versions or custom widths in or...

In GEAR » Bivy Selection
April 30, 3:58pm

MYOG Meteor Bivy
I,ve been bitten badly by the MYOG bug. Yes I've been stung a few times by my own flawed designs or poorly executed projects. But this is a happier story of lessons learned from mistakes of t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Meteor Bivy
April 30, 1:57pm

Re: "HEET for stoves"
Edit to correct my original post. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/process#forumtop Party On ! 2010 Newton

In GEAR » HEET for stoves
April 30, 7:25am

Re: "MYOG Guyline Tensioners"
David, >>Is securing the guyline to the shock cord AND tie out intended as a back-up if the shock cord gets maxed out or fails?<< Yep! :-) I stretch out the guylines until the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Guyline Tensioners
April 28, 3:55pm

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