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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: Where to start?
Aaron, +1 for Bender's gear. :-) Shelter; make your own tarp out of silnylon similar to Gossamer Gear's Spintwinn. All the dimensions are on their website along with a cool video on ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to start?
April 27, 2:48pm

Re: Bivy Selection
Nicholas, FWIW I am currently 50% through a MYOG bivy project. I downloaded the plans and materials list from Six Moon Designs. Check out this link. :-) Click on Community, Six Moon Des...

In GEAR » Bivy Selection
April 27, 2:02pm

Re: Re: test
Benjamin, >> italicize this italicize bold underline <s>strike through</s>? << Typing as fast as I can but you're helping faster than I can post replies. :-)...

In User Test Forum » test
April 26, 6:30pm

Re: &lt;i&gt;italicize this&lt;/i&gt;
Benjamin, italicize this ? :-( Are you saying to italicize my target string? My test seems to work without italics. What is the purpose of italicizing my target string? I am a noobie to ...

In User Test Forum » test
April 26, 6:22pm

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, 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

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