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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: Mettler "Metrosene" threads are impossible to source in cones.
Javan, I stumbled upon a source for the Metrosene cones. http://www.redrockthreads.com/mettler-thread/mettler-metrosene-thread.asp There are 24 colors to choose from at the 547 yard size a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Gutterman thread necessary?
December 28, 9:35am

Re: Bail wire
Thank you Colin for correcting my error. I do appreciate it. I'll correct my post right after the nap that follows Christmas dinner. LOL Party On, Newton

In GEAR » How goes your going pot gripperless?
December 25, 10:46am

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Martin, Thank you so much for starting this thread! Merry Christmas to everyone. Party On, Newton

In Gear Swap » MERRY CHRISTMAS
December 25, 10:43am

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

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