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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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Re: Replacing pack compression straps w/cord + Line Locs?
Eugene, Non-Stretch Compression Cordage is the term ULA uses for their pack compression system on their Ohm pack. Copy and paste this link to your address bar to see a picture of it. http:...

In Make Your Own Gear » Replacing pack compression straps w/cord + Line Loc 3?
March 13, 3:03pm

Seam Sealing a Tarp in Space :-)"
G E Silicone II, odorless mineral spirits, chopsticks, braided mason's line, support poles of your choice, a foam paintbrush, a small 3 to 4 oz plastic container with lid, 90 minutes to 2 hours...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 13, 2:27pm

Re: 1st Time Using Trek Poles, Experiences, ?’s
Brian, >>I decide to try out some Wal-Mart trekking poles before dropping the big bucks on some nice ones.<< My trekking poles are the Wal-Mart, Swiss Gear, inexpensive type. I h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1st Time Using Trek Poles, Experiences, ?’s
March 09, 8:08am

Re: Training
No heavy loads for me. I climb real flights of stairs. I walk real miles carrying my loaded pack weighing 14.5 pounds. I have an out and back route @ 9 miles long that I do regularly that ...

In Philosophy & Technique » do you train for backpacking? How?
March 08, 12:52pm

Re: Having the time to backpack
Jarrett, I'm 56 years old and I didn't start hiking until I was 54. 65 years old, retirement, grandchildren and taking long trips is what I'm looking forward to. ;-) As for the p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Having the time to backpack
March 07, 8:34pm

Re: RE ripstop
Jack, More and more I'm believing that you have some PU coated ripstop. Quest sells 2.2 oz PU coated for @ $7.25 / yard normal price. PU coated ripstop at $3.99 / yard is a pretty good dea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing ripstop
March 06, 8:17pm

Re: Sewing ripstop
Jack, >>what type of thread to use when sewing? What works best in the weather and holds up to water and uv rays?<< Easy answer, 100% polyester, strong, durable thread by Guterma...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing ripstop
March 06, 7:16pm

MYOG SUL Pillow Case
Bender, I received my pillow March 2nd, and today I got around to doing a MYOG SUL pillow case for it. I patterned mine after the ones Tom Holbrook made in the above post. I couldn't ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pillow Cases
March 06, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: SUL Self Tightening Tarp
Matthew, >>Thanks, that was fun :)<< I'm glad that you enjoyed it. As you can tell from my last post I'm a bit of a "knut" myself. :-P ;-) :-) Party On ! ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Self Tightening Tarp
March 05, 7:39pm

Re: knots
Kind people, I would "stake knot" my life on it but I am "a frayed" that I can "knot" call it a "Donewar" because I want to "slip knot" and caus...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Self Tightening Tarp
February 28, 7:41pm

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