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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: thru hiker
Jeffrey, Are you interested in a down or synthetic insulation? Thru Hiker has the materials for both. Sewing and filling baffles with down could be a challenging task for a first attempt at ...

In GEAR » Ideas for a low cost 20-30 degree (down) quilt
April 09, 11:23am

Re: re: MYOG 4.95 oz pack
Jamie, >>PS I learned to sew when I was 12, I actually learned from my mother as well as public school. My kids are ages 9 and 12... sometimes I do wonder what they think of me. I hope tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 4.95 oz pack
April 05, 9:49pm

Re: Tarp Survey Report
Gerry, +1 to your take on the survey. Roger, +1 & Insightful as always. >>Packing method is a driver of damage to tarps. The most damage-prone packing method is to stuff your ...

April 05, 9:24pm

Re: Foam does make a difference
Charles, Check out this link. You can have both comfort and gram counting too. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=28216&s...

In GEAR » Exped Air Pillow
April 02, 7:19pm

Re: Hmmm... tarps...
Eric, I started with a tent, moved on to a hammock and quite recently went back to the ground using my tarp. I just finished my MYOG bug net to go under the tarp. With a 1 liter wate...

In GEAR » photos of your packed tent / tarp ?
March 29, 6:17pm

Re: Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!
A trip to the local religious supply house helped me find my fuel bottle of choice. I use Everclear for my fuel so I use a smiley face sticker instead of a Mr. Yuck sticker. I carry two of ...

In GEAR » Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!
March 27, 8:20pm

Re: "photos of your packed tent / tarp"
Here is my MYOG silnylon SUL tarp packed away in its silnylon stuff sack. In front there is a mesh bag with 10 6 1/2" titanium shepherds hook stakes. Included in the picture for ...

In GEAR » photos of your packed tent / tarp ?
March 27, 7:50pm

Re: MYOG Cuben/Momentum Quilt
Evan, Very professional looking MYOG quilt! Beautiful job! Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben/Momentum Quilt
March 23, 8:43am

Re: Re: Quilt
Benjamin, >>the resulting "triangle" will likely have more "dead space" that your body will need to heat up constantly<< I am about to embark on a MYOG SUL Qu...

In GEAR » Help me with my sleep system!
March 19, 3:03pm

Re: Re: Seam Sealing a Tarp in Space :-)"
Roger, I caught a break. TWC says that at 9:AM CST yesterday the weather conditions were 60 degrees and 60% humidity. Their chart also says that the humidity was greater than or equal to 50% d...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 14, 7:35am

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