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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: "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

Re: Re: Posting an active link?
Greg, Ask and ye shall receive. John asketh and Greg provideth. ;-) Thanks so much for teaching an old dog a new trick. Party On ! 2010 Newton

In Chaff » Posting an active link?
April 10, 7:55am

Posting an active link?
How does one include an active link when posting a reply or creating a new thread. I usually copy and paste the address in the thread from the website that I want the readers to be able to navig...

In Chaff » Posting an active link?
April 09, 7:16pm

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.

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

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