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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: Re: Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
@ Everyone who responded, Thank You Very Much! @ Ken, We have a hammock forum? Who knew!?! I didn't, he said very red faced. LOL ;-) Party On, Newton ;-)

In GEAR » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 07, 4:22am

Re: hammock suspension
Ivo, I actually subscribe to the hammock forum. As you mentioned it is the BPL members input that I am looking for in this thread. Thanks for your suggestion and the link. I have garnered ...

In GEAR » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 06, 7:03pm

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
I've made whoopie slings and endless loops. I've got whoopie hooks. I have ultralight climbing rated carabiners. I've ordered some 1" webbing and a pair of SS cinch buckles. ...

In GEAR » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 06, 4:27pm

Re: Easiest method for a simple rucksack body?
Jerry had a good idea about using the stuff sack as a model for a simple rucksack. I would use two seams spaced the width of the back panel apart. This would allow a piece of webbing to be sewn ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Easiest method for a simple rucksack body?
March 04, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Fighting Back Even Though The Bug(s) Won ;-)
Bob, I have not yet begun to spell! Party On, Newton ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » The M in MYOG can be Make or Modify ;-)
March 04, 11:29am

Fighting Back Even Though The Bug(s) Won ;-)
Always be prepared! Weather being what it is can be unpredictable, hot or cold and / or wet. Bugs being what they are can be beautiful butterflies or biting and stinging pains in the derriere. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The M in MYOG can be Make or Modify ;-)
March 04, 7:37am

Re: First UL
Like Dan my first piece of ultralight gear was a 2 pound 7 ounce GoLite Litespeed pack. I bought it in March of 2009 to replace my old traditional Jansport Carson 80 framed pack that tipped ...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 16, 5:34am

Re: reinfected
Hi Sam, Yes I have been "bitten" again. LOL "Oh well ...." Yes all is well. I'll soon be field testing my new shelter with two of my good friends and brothers. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The M in MYOG can be Make or Modify ;-)
February 10, 4:08am

Re: Green hornet ?
JB, What I am making is two of the DIY Gear Supply designs on Scott's website. It's nothing quite so elaborate as either of your examples. Here is what I have planned. http://diyge...

In Make Your Own Gear » The M in MYOG can be Make or Modify ;-)
February 09, 6:51pm

The M in MYOG can be Make or Modify ;-)
In another thread I chronicled my transition through a succession of shelter choices until I ended up at my current project/shelter of choice,the hammock. The hammock is a Grand Trunk Single...

In Make Your Own Gear » The M in MYOG can be Make or Modify ;-)
February 08, 11:57am

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