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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: Do I really need a pack liner?
John, Only in the interest of lightness... Does your pack have any place that you could store the items in from your ditty bag? If you already use a liner do you really need the waterproof...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 21, 12:56pm

Re: Dehydrated water now available
http://www.bernardfoods.com/foodservice/beverages/dehydatedwater.htm It's been available in the U.S. since 1964. LOL Party On, Newton ;-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 4:18am

Re: line locks
Dana, I don't know where David got his linelocs but here are three URLs that will get you to sources for LineLoc 3(s). ;-) http://diygearsupply.com/product/lineloc-3/ http://dutchwaregea...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Duomid
April 18, 6:28am

Re: Re: Re: Metal free suspension ;-)
Mike, Do your soft shackles have the release like the ones at Colligomarine? See the video below. http://www.colligomarine.com/gallery-documents/documents/colligo-how-to-splice-videos It m...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
April 12, 6:14am

Re: MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Hi Sam, Very nice work on a very cleanly designed and executed pack build. ;-) I recognized the pics of the factory too. All I can say is that I am supremely envious of what you have availabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
April 03, 10:25am

Re: Re: fabric clips
Adam, http://lanyardlike.com/plastic-bulldog-clip/ The price is $0.05 each but the minimum order is 100 pieces. $5.00 investment with a ton of leftovers. ;-? It doesn't say on thei...

In Make Your Own Gear » fabric clips
March 31, 10:22am

Re: Re: Re: fabric clips
Adam, How about something like this. http://www.amazon.com/Hobie-Shock-Cord-Hook-2105/dp/B008VGPYZQ/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1396269216&sr=8-14&keywords=shock+cord+hook Hook...

In Make Your Own Gear » fabric clips
March 31, 6:43am

Re: fabric clips
Adam, Is this what you are looking for... http://dutchwaregear.com/clip-on-tarp-pull-outs.html ...or is this closer to what you need? http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servle...

In Make Your Own Gear » fabric clips
March 31, 4:34am

Re: Experience with the Bleuet cubes
Ryan, It's a long thread... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=68338&disable_pagination=1 ...so scroll down about 2...

In GEAR » Esbit Corrosive?
March 15, 8:40am

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
It's my MYOG pack nicknamed The Great Pumpkin. The reason is that this is the only pack that has been carried by me on more than one successive hike. It is a reminder of all the good tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 15, 8:25am

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