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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.
CityGretna
StateLouisiana
CountryU.S.A.

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All Forum Posts by John Donewar

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Click on Community, Six Moon Designs Community Pages, Downloads, Meteor Bivy Pattern & Download

In User Test Forum » test
April 26, 5:56pm

Re: New Tarp Material Experiment
Ben, Great looking tarp. I am very interested in the material. It seems it could be a definitely less expensive alternative to cuben. Did you use grosgrain for the tieouts? How were they a...

In Make Your Own Gear » New Tarp Material Experiment
April 26, 8:44am

Re: glow in the dark zipper pulls
Kevin, http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=31714 Party On ! 2010 Newton

In GEAR » glow in the dark zipper pulls
April 23, 6:24pm

Re: scissors
Will, Maybe, try a "self healing" pad with a straight edge & an Exacto knife. ??????? :-) Edited to add: I have used 1" masking tape laid down along side the cutting line ...

In Make Your Own Gear » summer quilt
April 21, 10:23pm

Re: Why does one not require a head lamp?
David, I live in the Southeast but I'd guess it's because of perpetual daylight, being that far North during that time of year. Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Gear Lists » Suggested GEAR LIST ETIQUETTE
April 21, 10:13pm

Re: Bottom of Zipper
Dan, I hope your project works out for you. I also hope 46" is long enough for your needs. Have you scrolled all the way down the "zipper" page at Quest to the zipper tips a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof/Resistant Zips
April 18, 4:13pm

PCT Bear Bag Hang Videocast, by Josh Taylor
>>Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang Videocast, by Josh Taylor. Perform an easier-yet-secure PCT Bear Bag Hang without using the traditional stick + clove hitch. This MYOG is simple, functional, and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Letters to the Editor
April 18, 1:26pm

Re: Stupid AT hike question.
Jonathan, The A.T. Guide You can also go online at and click on Appalachian Trail Thru-hikers’ Companion and then The online Companion Many hostels and outfitters in the trail towns ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stupid AT hike question.
April 18, 7:49am

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click on make your own zipper in the menu on the left

In User Test Forum » Embedded Link
April 17, 9:41pm

Re: Waterproof/Resistant Zips
Dan, click on zippers, make your own, in the menu on the left Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof/Resistant Zips
April 17, 9:24pm

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