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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: Re: Extreme Makeover: Golite Jam Edition
Rem, My pad has lightweight, textured 70D diamond ripstop polyester on the top. Underneath, the ProLite Plus has a durable 70D nylon with a textured "grip dot" surface. It is also a se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Extreme Makeover: Golite Jam Edition
December 21, 6:25pm

Re: Extreme Makeover: Golite Jam Edition
Rem, What size Jam did you start out with on your project? Was there an "original" ComPACKtor (GoLite's term) compression system on the bottom of the pack? It appears that yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Extreme Makeover: Golite Jam Edition
December 21, 4:10pm

Re: 3rd Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2011 Henry W Coe
Ken, "Help this become the largest group yet." Will this help? LOL Party On, Newton

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe
December 21, 6:31am

Re: Re: USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
Barry, That is the ongoing new construction at Ground Zero in New York. Those "backpackers" that you see in the foreground are a GoRuck team working their way through their Challeng...

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 20, 11:40am

The Final Movement on Jeremy's Package to Ohio ;-)
Jeremy, Thank you so much for your patience regarding this long drawn out delivery. The final update: Delivered December 17, 2012, 2:41 pm HAMILTON, OH 45011 Expected Delivery By: Dec...

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 18, 11:02am

Re: Re: Re: Is cuben fiber flammable?
@John A. Not me! Kevin raised the question and the info in italics is a quote from Judy at Lightheart Gear in response to a question put to her on Whiteblaze. Cook outside, sleep inside a...

In GEAR » Is cuben fiber flammable?
December 17, 6:56am

Re: Is cuben fiber flammable?
Kevin, Here is some rather dated info (06-26-2010, 18:59) copied and pasted from Whiteblaze. "BTW, cuben fiber shrinks like crazy when exposed to heat. I put my iron on it and it was lik...

In GEAR » Is cuben fiber flammable?
December 17, 4:36am

Re: what is holding the ferrule in place
Sam, Am I correct in assuming that the ferrules are some sort of plastic? Acetal is listed at a max temp of 180* F with a melting point of 320* F. ABS is listed at a max temp of 176* F and...

In Make Your Own Gear » 125 degree elbows
December 16, 5:26pm

Finally Some Movement on Jeremy's Package to Ohio ;-)
Jeremy, Here is an update for you on your package from the USPS. Processed through USPS Sort Facility December 15, 2012, 9:16 pm CINCINNATI, OH 45235 Expected Delivery By: December 5, 20...

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 15, 9:41pm

Re: My Ohio Mailing
I should receive some information regarding the last one of the original 4 packages mailed this evening. To be fair only 2 of the 4 had any real delays. The USPS said to expect an answer to m...

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 14, 7:29am

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