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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: Re: SUL Self Tightening Tarp
Douglas, Thanks for the link. I thought I had looked almost everywhere. Apparently I had looked "almost" everywhere and not "there". :-) So it seems that mine is just a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Self Tightening Tarp
February 20, 9:29pm

Re: Re: SUL Self Tightening Tarp
Thanks again George. I scoured the internet for images and articles on tying and tensioning guylines. My goal was to be able to set my stakes and forget about my guylines until morning. It als...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Self Tightening Tarp
February 20, 6:50pm

SUL Self Tightening Tarp
I made this tarp using some of my own ideas and a combination of features from other tarp designs that appealed to me. I added 12 inches to Jay Ham's original ridgeline length of 78". I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Self Tightening Tarp
February 20, 3:25pm

Re: price?
Michael, >>Experimental because I've never done it before and I used $1.50 per yard Wal-Mart DAC (digital army camo) nylon for the material.<< I spent @ $10.00 at Wal-Mart for...

In GEAR » Pitching My Tarp Experiment :-)
February 07, 11:15pm

Re: Re: Re: "Erwin to Damascus AT section hike help!"
Joseph, BUMP Got that gearlist yet? Party On ! 2010 Newton

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Erwin to Damascus AT section hike help!
February 06, 7:28pm

Re: Re:Pitching My Tarp Experiment :-)
George, Thanks for the kind words and advice. BTW I loved the video of you and the kids hiking in Shenadoah. Cool! Jamie, +1 for your kind words. I promise to practice when there isn&...

In GEAR » Pitching My Tarp Experiment :-)
February 06, 7:18pm

Pitching My Tarp Experiment :-)
I've been bitten by the MYOG and SUL bugs. Deet will not get rid of them. Relief only comes in the form of sewing another piece of SUL gear. :-) I read Jay Ham's article and have sewn ...

In GEAR » Pitching My Tarp Experiment :-)
February 06, 4:49pm

Re: mid-cut, off-trail hikers to carry heavy pack
John, From your post: >waterproof< >cushioning for a backpack up to 18-20kg (40-44pounds)< >use in temperatures below 25C (77F)< >preferably weigh less than 1kg (2.2p...

In GEAR » mid-cut, off-trail hikers to carry heavy pack
February 06, 7:32am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bug Net
Tim, >>I'd use sil (or cuben cause i'm crazy) to keep it light, but any waterproof nylon should work.<< Thanks for the quick response. I am ordering my material tonight f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug Net
February 04, 8:22pm

Re: Bugs?
Cola, We'll be starting out May 31st, at Indian Grave Gap, NC and hopefully end up in Damascus, VA two weeks later on June 12th. I hope to sew and field test my new shelter many weeks in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug Net
February 04, 8:10pm

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