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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: FS Golite Ether Jacket, Blue,free down jacket included
Free Bump Merry Christmas Party On, Newton

In Gear Swap » FE Golite Ether Jacket, Blue
December 25, 2:28am

Re: Quilt as part of system
Kyle, "In my experience, a quilt is not a 1 to 1 replacement for a sleeping bag in every situation. Sleeping bags are for tents. Quilts are for tarps and bivies." Newton said, &...

In GEAR » Overnight testing experience with down quilt
December 24, 11:26pm

Re: FS Golite Ether Jacket, Blue,free down jacket included
Jack is offering such a great deal on this pair of jackets! Unfortunately I had to pass because of my size. :-( Someone else needs to jump on this deal soon! Party On, Newton

In Gear Swap » FE Golite Ether Jacket, Blue
December 24, 7:28pm

Ti or Stainless wire bail
Duane, Would Malin LC10, 131 pound test, .024 wire diameter, coated (coffee color), stainless steel wire leader material make suitable bail material for your project? It is for sale at my local...

In GEAR » How goes your going pot gripperless?
December 24, 7:04pm

Re: Pad and hat
"My family is going to think I've lost it. Or at least, have more corroborating evidence to the fact! :-)" If they let you back inside for bathroom breaks during your test runs ins...

In GEAR » Overnight testing experience with down quilt
December 24, 3:39pm

Re: Overnight testing experience with down quilt
Jeff, I too flip and flop, toss and turn during the night. I know you are being weight conscious but I recently moved from the CCF pads to a ProLite Plus torso sized inflatable. My back continue...

In GEAR » Overnight testing experience with down quilt
December 24, 1:36pm

Re: question- will this likely fit in 16.5 L (1000 ci) ?
Mike, When all else fails get back to the basics. Re: the pack in question. Do you know the volume of the main compartment of the pack in question? Once you know that find a cardboard b...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » question- will this likely fit in 16.5 L (1000 ci) ?
December 24, 1:03pm

Re: Desert Trail: Mexico to Canada, Highlight Video
Buck, Awesome video of a soulful solo through some amazing landscape full of raw beauty. Thanks for posting it here. Party On, Newton

In Post-Trip Reports » Desert Trail: Mexico to Canada, Highlight Video
December 24, 9:21am

I'm Such a Little Cut Up! ;-)
While cruising the aisles at my local K Mart I spotted these little gems hanging up in the sewing notions department. They are a miniature version of the multiple bladed, plastic bodied, disposable...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
December 24, 6:05am

Re: just for giggles ;-)
This Remington fixed blade isn't UL and definitely not SUL but it does feel good in my hand and the price was right at Academy Sports. It's kind of "blade heavy" towards the f...

In GEAR » <1oz pocketknives
December 23, 6:51pm

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