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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: 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

Re: Re: Re: Choosing to hike in the rain
+1 "A wet day of hiking is still better than a dry day at work." I'm a summer hiker. The only cotton in my kit is a pair of blaze orange bandanas. I have given up on raingear....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Choosing to hike in the rain
April 15, 12:23pm

Re: Can I get tyvek at a hardware store?
Jeffrey, My source for soft, light and unprinted tyvek. http://ecom.citystar.com/hang-em-high/ushop/index.cgi?ID=9DC31G&task=show&cat=PAPER Copy and paste the above link into your ...

In GEAR » GG thinlight w/big agnes clearview
April 15, 11:18am

PCT Bear Bag Hang Videocast, by Josh Taylor.
Thread and post moved to letters to the editor. Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » PCT Bear Bag Hang Videocast, by Josh Taylor.
April 14, 10:28am

Re: seam sealing
Jeffrey, Below is info copied and pasted from Gossamer Gear's website concerning their SpinnTwinn. See info in >> <<. Features Lineloc buckles at each corner and the mid...

In GEAR » seam sealing
April 13, 6:10pm

Re: BPL's myog tarp article: cuben?
Ben, >>Am I overcomplicating this?<< Simple answer, No! I've done two of these same tarps using the directions in Jay's article. Read carefully Jay's introductory ...

In Make Your Own Gear » BPL's myog tarp article: cuben?
April 12, 6:44pm

Re: Windscreen suggestions
John, Take a look at this MYOG windscreen. Mine weighs .85 ozs and fits inside of my MSR Titan titanium mini kettle. belt buckle windscreen Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen suggestions
April 11, 12:03pm

Re: "Older" Sewing Machine from the 70s
Piper, You're welcome. >>I didn't mean to be offensive with the word "older" in reference to the 70s<< There was no offense taken it was just my "Sew Sew...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine
April 11, 7:34am

Re: Sewing Machine from the 1970s
Piper, >>an older machine like from the 1970s<< Ouch! ;-) ;-) I use my wife's Singer sewing machine to make my own gear. We bought it waaaayyyy back in 1976 or 1977. I ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine
April 10, 8:55am

Re: hyperlink test
Test Cool Tarp Testing Newton

In User Test Forum » Embedded Link
April 10, 8:17am

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