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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: "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

"Single best piece of advice"
Carry more gear and you will like camping more. Carry less gear and you will enjoy hiking more. Party On ! 2010 Newton

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Single best piece of advice ever given? What's yours?
January 07, 7:53pm

"Your opinions on shelter"
Even though I sleep much better in the recliner chair style position afforded me in my hammock the urge to go lighter has me looking into tarp style tents. I am in no hurry to get back to the grou...

In GEAR » Your opinions on shelter
January 06, 10:50pm

"Your opinions on shelter"
Let me add some "weight" to this thread. :-) :-) My first tent was a $14.00 K-Mart special rip stop nylon pup tent style that I treated with 4 or 5 cans of silicone waterproofing spray...

In GEAR » Your opinions on shelter
January 06, 10:31pm

Re: "Nicknames"
Click on my avatar and read my short bio. In 2008 my wife's cousin got me hooked on hiking. Since I was new to hiking and had no trail name (nickname) as of yet I had to pick one. Newton =...

In Chaff » Nicknames
January 04, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Moras are not full tang :-)
Joseph, We'll be starting out a little North of Erwin, TN and hopefully end up in Damascus, VA. Party On ! 2010 Newton

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
January 03, 9:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Moras are not full tang
Joseph, I have not been steered away from Cody Lundin's books. I agree with you about "98.6 Degrees" being a great book. Notice how I sign my posts. I have adopted and modifie...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
January 03, 9:28pm

Re: Tang, schmang
Dale, We're in agreement on all points. I got exactly what I was looking for in the Mora. It has the best combination of strength, size, lightness and low cost that I have found to date....

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
January 03, 8:46pm

Re: Moras are not full tang
Joseph, I stand corrected and appreciate the input. A picture is worth a thousand words and yours explain eloquently the differences between full and rat tail tangs. I missed the obvious dif...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
January 03, 7:39pm

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