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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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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

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

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