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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: "silnylon reinforcement"
Mike, I'm not sure which website it was on but I read some hints on sewing tie out reinforcements. The "hint" was to NOT use more of the same silnylon. The suggestion was to use ...

In Make Your Own Gear » silnylon reinforcement
January 12, 10:33am

Re: "first aid kit input needed"
Darwin, >It will be just me on the trail. There is safety in numbers! 7 to 14 days is a long time to wait for someone to come looking for you if you need help. Roy, >I would high...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » first aid kit input needed
January 11, 9:53pm

Re: "Solo shelter options" Try a Hennessy
Kieth, Glad to hear another "hanger" chime in. I'm not sure how sturdy Aaron's seat post will be as a hammock support. :-) My Expedition Asym weighs 2 pounds 12 ounces. ...

In GEAR » Solo shelter options
January 11, 9:24pm

Re: "Running shoes bad for the joints?"
Joseph, By trail runners do you mean the shoes or the people running on the trails? Below is part of the article from the link you provided. "Most troubling is the finding that runnin...

In GEAR » Running shoes bad for the joints?
January 11, 7:40pm

Re: "Any one know whats become of fanatic fringe?"
This site has been suspended If you manage this site and have a question about why the site is not available, please contact us directly. I found this message on Bing under the heading IPOWER. :...

In GEAR » Any one know whats become of fanatic fringe?
January 11, 1:20pm

Re: "beer can pot"
Mike, You can check out the designs and features of beer can cooking pots by going to the address below. Tinny can sell you what you like and his on line videos ...

In Philosophy & Technique » giving myself an UL life
January 11, 12:42pm

Re: "if you can sleep under a tarp on the ground you can sleep under a tarp above the ground"
Te-Wa, Amen brother! Under a tarp and above the ground. The only place that I was ever comfortable on a CCF pad was in my hammock. Get off the ground and inbetween the trees! Party On !...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Single best piece of advice ever given? What's yours?
January 09, 7:37pm

Re: Adding to "Ugly Mugs"
Newton on the wooden bridge near the Big Creek Landing trailhead of The Black Creek Trail in MS. John (Newton) & Cheryl at an overlook on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ugly Mugs
January 09, 6:06pm

Re: "giving myself an UL life"
Hi Mike, Try reading "Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!". It is an article on the BPL website by Jeremy Pendrey in Techniques & Best Practices. Start out by clicking articles and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » giving myself an UL life
January 09, 8:52am

Re: Custom Tarp Tent for 2 Pictures
Ty, Very good pictures of a really great looking project. I'm looking at a similar project for my next sewing machine adventure. I've been bitten hard by the MYOG bug. The only thin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Tarp Tent for 2 is done
January 08, 3:54pm

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