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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: 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

Progress ;-?
Define progress. In my case it is defined as a constant state of transition. ;-) In the beginning of my hiking trips I used a $14.00 flashing blue light special as my shelter. That'...

In GEAR » Progress ;-?
February 02, 11:17am

Re: Re: Re: saws straws
Some hikers have adopted a method of starting campfires with the use of stove fuels such as Esbit tabs or alcohol. When we did make a campfire my hiking partner and I used some of our alcohol st...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 25, 8:57pm

Re: saws straws
"Are wire saws any good?" None that I have tried. :-( What I have purchased and used is the Pocket Chainsaw. http://www.campingsurvival.com/pochsawofacu.html It weighs 5 o...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 25, 1:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Esbit Crystals
Delmar, "In my defense, I have saved hundreds of dollars on gear, by buying thousands of dollars of tools to make my own." But most if not all of those tools are multi-use I'm s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?
November 23, 6:52am

Re: Esbit Crystals
Hi Dan, If I have leftover fuel tablet I store it and the tray type stove in a small plastic container with a snap tight lid. This contains the crystals. I do not transfer the fuel tablet from t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?
November 22, 3:23pm

Re: Pot
Smoke, My cook pot in that picture is the generic 1 cup cook pot available from Dan (Zelph). http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/foster-2-cup-flat-bottom.php It has my MYOG version of a bail adde...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?
November 20, 11:03am

Re: Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?
Delmar, It worked for me in testing using my tray type Esbit stove. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=68338&skip_to_post=...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?
November 20, 4:38am

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