BPL Community Profile

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.

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by John Donewar

Showing 191 - 200 of 1746 | Page: 1 ...11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ...175
 

Post

Forum » Thread

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

Re:My alcohol stove leaves a black residue as well.....
Mik, What stove and alcohol are you using that leaves this residue? Party On, Newton

In GEAR » how come esbit is not more popular?
December 31, 10:46pm

Re: how come esbit is not more popular?
Mik, "...+ the lightweight plastic bottle for carrying the alcohol." Each Esbit tablet has its own container made of a plastic bubble/blister pack with a foil backing. Assume a hike...

In GEAR » how come esbit is not more popular?
December 31, 10:44pm

Re: Re: There Is Something Fishy Here
Hi Bob, I don't worry about bears in LA. But my section hikes of the AT are taking me deep into VA next year where I plan to try out my solid fuel system. Swamp rabbits are like pets to m...

In GEAR » There Is Something Fishy Here
December 31, 4:15pm

Re: Storing fishy fuel tabs
Gary, Did the fishy smell ever attract any "nosey" bears? Party On, Newton

In GEAR » There Is Something Fishy Here
December 31, 12:59pm

Re: There Is Something Fishy Here
So do you use anything to control the odor? Do you use OPsak, Ziploc or a container of some kind with a screw on lid? Party On, Newton

In GEAR » There Is Something Fishy Here
December 31, 12:12pm

There Is Something Fishy Here
It may just be my sense of smell but my Bleuet solid fuel tablets seem to emit a "fishy" odor even while the individual blister packs remain unopened. Does anyone else here notice this...

In GEAR » There Is Something Fishy Here
December 31, 11:40am

Re: Thermal Thimbles
Cool Idea ;-) Party On, Newton

In GEAR » How goes your going pot gripperless?
December 29, 8:01pm

Re: Mettler "Metrosene" threads are impossible to source in cones.
Javan, I stumbled upon a source for the Metrosene cones. http://www.redrockthreads.com/mettler-thread/mettler-metrosene-thread.asp There are 24 colors to choose from at the 547 yard size a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Gutterman thread necessary?
December 28, 9:35am

Re: Bail wire
Thank you Colin for correcting my error. I do appreciate it. I'll correct my post right after the nap that follows Christmas dinner. LOL Party On, Newton

In GEAR » How goes your going pot gripperless?
December 25, 10:46am

All Reader Reviews by John Donewar

Showing 1 - 2 of 2 | Page: 1
 

Review

Category

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>          
           <td class=

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