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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: ...early adventures in gear making.
Travis, Yeah the yaks wouldn't cooperate anymore and I had to reduce the size of the tents and the number of poles down to 1 pair of trekking poles. I even let go of my merino and silk b...

In GEAR » Kletterworks
January 18, 7:32pm

Re: Re: Kletterworks
Tents? Party On, Newton

In GEAR » Kletterworks
January 18, 1:43pm

Re: Idle wondering: why no short/wide pads?
My ProLite Plus could stand a little widening. I'd love to see one in 25" wide x 48" long x 1.5" thick. I've never been crazy about the elbows in the shoes trick. As...

In GEAR » Idle wondering: why no short/wide pads?
January 18, 1:31pm

Re: Have fun!
Another part of of this adventure that appeals to me is the fact that $10.00 of every Challenge entry fee is donated to the Green Beret Foundation.

In Other Activities » Brand New Non-Ultralight Adventure
January 17, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Women and men on the trail
Hi Miguel, "Every other animal does it... why should human males be any different?" "I've always maintained that society has it all wrong... it's men that are designed ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Women and men on the trail
January 17, 4:58am

Re: Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
Possibility Thermarest XS ProLite. 20" × 36" x 1" 8 ounces Party On, Newton

In GEAR » Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
January 16, 6:29pm

Re: Re: Esbit tabs in opsak in...?
Hi Dan, Those bags of remind me of the Mountain House dehydrated meal bags. I already portion out my 2 serving meals into 1 quart freezer bags so rather than throw away the original bags I co...

In GEAR » Esbit tabs in opsak in...?
January 16, 12:04pm

Re: Tarp Configuration
R S, IMHO Brawny's set-up is a better configuration. There is less exposure to rain getting into your "living space". She uses a 10...

In GEAR » Tarp Configuration
January 14, 4:21am

Re: handful of small sticks
Here is a link to a pair of videos on the Trail Designs website. The second video concerns the wood burning mode. There are no boil t...

In Multiple Use Gear » THE multiple use stove (IMHO)
January 13, 6:37am

Re: stupid question
While trying to avoid the profanity filter I'll say this... We have a saying here in SE LA. "When you're up to your _____ in alligators you're gonna run, walk, swim or fly."...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 12, 6:18am

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