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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: 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. 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

Re: Pros and Cons
Colin, I bought the material to to construct the tubing style tensioners and decided against them. I see their advantage as being neater in appearance being offset by their bulkiness. I we...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Guyline Tensioners
April 28, 1:30pm

Re: Everclear
Dont Wantto, 750 ml is equal to @ 25.4 oz. Mine came in the 1.75 liter container. So I started out with 59.2 oz. Prices for this size run around $32.00. At this price every ounce equals @ 54 ...

In GEAR » HEET for stoves
April 28, 12:09pm

Re: MYO Bivy
Mike, Noah Lamport, Inc. great prices but you have to call Quest Outfitters great service, reasonable prices, many choices Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Bivy
April 28, 10:48am

Re: Re: Red or yellow bottle?
Good Hikers, >>But the yellow is probably more toxic, so I try to avoid breathing the vapors or getting it on my skin, as much as possible.<< >>Use the yellow bottle. Its co...

In GEAR » HEET for stoves
April 27, 9:00pm

Re: Re: Where to start?
Aaron, I forgot about the bag/quilt. I just finished a MYOG quilt similar to the Prodigy on Tims website. Tim also has a quilt weight calculator/spreadsheet that is very helpful in estimating ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to start?
April 27, 3:10pm

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