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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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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

Re: Re: Bug Net
Tim, Thanks for the positive feedback. What would you suggest for the material at the bottom? I have some PU coated ripstop left over from my SUL pack project. I also have what I think is som...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug Net
February 04, 7:45pm

Re: re: Bug Net
Jamie, I really like the mini tent design. I've had the same kind of idea banging around in my head for some time now. My design idea was a concession of sorts on my part to keep everythin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug Net
February 04, 7:30pm

Bug Net
I've already decided to go the route of SUL tarp using the type in Jay Ham's article. I need suggestions, patterns, pictures and/or ideas for a bug net to be used underneath. I'd ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug Net
February 04, 9:54am

Re: RE: FS: Cabela's XPG Bivy sack
Michael, Thanks for the info but your Cabela's XPG Bivy sack is unfortunately not what I need. :-( I hope someone else is interested and wants it. :-) Love your avatar. :-) :-) Have...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cabela's XPG Bivy sack
February 03, 4:59am

Re: FS: Cabela's XPG Bivy sack
Michael, >How long is "regular" size? I am 5' 10" tall. >What size does it pack down to? Sorry! I found both answers on Cabela's website. But! :-) Does ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cabela's XPG Bivy sack
February 02, 3:19pm

Re: Re: Buff
Tim, >>the standard size (I think they are 22" square?) don't stay on my funky shaped melon very well<< Welcome to my 7 and 7/8ths world. :-) Follow the link below to f...

In Multiple Use Gear » Multi-Use Items
February 02, 1:48pm

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