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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: Chafing
And zippers are abrasive! Commando might be "cool and light" but comfortable is high on my list of necessities. Party On ! 2010 Newton

In GEAR » I have been corrupted
May 16, 7:13am

Re: Micropur and 1.5 liter bottles
I appreciate all the input but I have one other point that I am wondering about. Accepting these conditions; Using 1.5 liter bottles and two whole Micropur tablets per bottle. With the r...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Micropur and 1.5 liter bottles?
May 16, 7:03am

Micropur and 1.5 liter bottles?
I use Micropur tablets to treat my drinking water. My 1 qt. Gatorade bottles and my 1 liter hard plastic bottles are a no brainer. My question is how do you use Micropur tablets and 1.5 liter N...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Micropur and 1.5 liter bottles?
May 15, 5:46pm

Re: Shelf life of Repackaged Micropur
Adan, Check out his link to a BPL article. Excerpt from the article: >> One al...

In GEAR » Shelf life of Repackaged Micropur
May 14, 9:30pm

Re: Coated Spinnaker
Roger, >>Coated spinnaker fabric is often stiff, rustles like mad in any wind, and creases when folded up - and leaks even worse at the creases.<< Help me out here please. Why do...

In Make Your Own Gear » .5 oz Spinnaker
May 10, 8:45pm

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. Party On ! 2010 Newton

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

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