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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.
CityGretna
StateLouisiana
CountryU.S.A.

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All Forum Posts by John Donewar

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Re: "...perform emergency surgery on the trail..."
Accidental Triple Post :-?

In GEAR » 5g UL backpacking knife
January 07, 5:20am

Re: I always have my eyes out for the lightest options...
TG, On my digital scale one of these little gems weighs 0.10 oz or 2.83495231 grams. ;-) http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_i...

In GEAR » 5g UL backpacking knife
January 07, 12:27am

Re: Re: Re: New Stove Recommendations
Susan, The diameter of your cook pots shouldn't be an issue. The Whitebox Solo II is recommended for use with pots as small as 3.5" in diameter such as the MSR Titan Kettle. With your c...

In GEAR » New Stove Recommendations
January 03, 4:43am

Re: Bacteria and Rolling the lip of a beer can pot
Michael Ray suggested using another can as a source for a reinforcement ring in a Fosters type beer can pot. Dan reminded us that there would be a chance of that method leaving a space for bacte...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rolling the edge (lip) of a beer can pot
January 02, 5:16pm

Re: New Stove Recommendations
Susan, "The website says a pot stand is not needed, but if the jets don't light well, it looks like one would be needed." The Whitebox stove is designed to be a "pressurize...

In GEAR » New Stove Recommendations
January 02, 4:58am

Re: Replying
Mik, Re: #1 Separate the two halves of the stove if you can and using a suitable tool flatten the filler hole area in the top half so that the penny will seal the filler hole well. Hint: Olde...

In GEAR » how come esbit is not more popular?
January 01, 7:28pm

VBL Glove
Mike's post reminded me of the time that I improvised at the Dollar Store in a trail town. I wanted to keep my hands dry and warm while collecting water during a winter hike. I picke...

In GEAR » Insulated Waterproof Gloves
January 01, 10:22am

Re: Re Re Female Staff
Luke, You've written articles for BPL. In regards to Miguel's post, would you consider writing an article on a young persons views and experiences, Joseph's, in regards to the hiking...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
January 01, 6:49am

Re: Reply to Newton
Mik, Does your stove resemble either of these? or... The stove in the top picture requires a pot stand. It is filled through a center hole in the top. After filling the penny is pl...

In GEAR » how come esbit is not more popular?
January 01, 6:13am

Re: 2013 Plans
Take a real vacation with my wife this year. Hiking related goals are... 1. Recover from recent surgery and get back into shape for... 2. GoRuck Challenge with my son in Austin, TX, May 4t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2013 Plans
December 31, 10:58pm

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