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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: 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

The "nature" of the Interesting Digression ;-)
Brian, " But my memories of my trips don't really include the bag or the shelter I used - of course freezing or soaking wet, I'm more likely to remember that, but that's still j...

In GEAR » Progress ;-?
February 03, 4:04am

Re: The Opposite of a Gear Head
Bob, Somehow I knew that you would not disappoint. ;-) That gal reminds me of a story about a fellow who wanted to "borrow" enough paint to re-paint his house. ;-? Party On, N...

In GEAR » Progress ;-?
February 02, 7:34pm

Re: The Road Ahead.
Del, There is 1 tent, 3 hammocks, 4 tarps and 1 bivy left to go in your Nifty sequence. ;-) As for the road that lies ahead, be willing to explore the options. Experience is the best teacher ...

In GEAR » Progress ;-?
February 02, 6:58pm

Re: $$$$ vs "Progress ;-?"
Hi Andrew, Yes, I did "Gear Swap" the shaped tarp, Meteor bivy, flat tarp and other assorted bought and made gear items to recoup some of the funds expended during this "transitio...

In GEAR » Progress ;-?
February 02, 12:14pm

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