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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: 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

Re: [Q] How to lighten my old pack (to be used with Boy Scouts)
Bill, I went from 4 lbs 13 ozs to 9.7 ozs by following these steps. 1.) Eliminate doubles. 2.) Substitute lighter weight alternative equipment that is equal in performance. e.g. gatorad...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » [Q] How to lighten my old pack with scouts
February 01, 10:50am

Re: "MYOG Tent Material"
Please pardon this unintended pun but I have "heard" that unless Spinnaker fabric is pitched and kept really taut it tends to be quite noisy. This could be a problem with having a good ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tent Material
January 31, 1:01pm

Re: Re: Respect
For anyone and everyone. MYOG project. From nothing assemble a tree that lives and grows, produces fruit and shade. This tree should also with a backdrop of a morning sunrise in a clear blue s...

In Post-Trip Reports » Walking across Iran
January 29, 3:53pm

Re: Re: "Erwin to Damascus AT section hike help!"
Joseph, >>John, I am trying to get it typed up on Excel right now. I still haven't weighed a few things. What is the best place to upload an Excel document to the internet so I can pos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Erwin to Damascus AT section hike help!
January 26, 4:06pm

Re: Erwin to Damascus AT section hike help!
Joseph, >Another option to the public parking is the parking at MRO’s (Mount Rogers Outfitters) hostel. They charge a small fee ($2 a day I think). Matthew hit it on the head. I'm p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Erwin to Damascus AT section hike help!
January 26, 11:30am

Re: Re: Re: Re: "Mesh, sil-nylon or 4-way stretch for side pockets on backpack?"
David, Thanks for the kind words regarding my pack. >Rusty, I made a few packs with 4 way stretch pockets. Only complaint was that they dried very slowly and slowed the drying of the conte...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mesh, sil-nylon or 4-way stretch for side pockets on backpack?
January 26, 8:09am

Outdoor Research Micronight Bivy
Removed! :-) Party On ! 2010 Newton

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Micronight Bivy
January 22, 4:53pm

Re: "Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind"
> At 8oz and $80, the updated GoLite Poncho tarp looks to be the clear winner over all other poncho tarps except for cuben ones and poncho tarps that setup to be more than just a tarp (ie. the S...

In GEAR » Golite has Officially Lost Their Mind
January 18, 8:34pm

Re: "Working with tyvek"
I got some from Hang-em High Fabrics. They deal in supplies for those who like to make their own kites. Their materials should be on the light side. :-) It is priced at $4.50/yard and is 60&qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Working with tyvek
January 18, 12:43pm

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