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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: Camino de Santiago
Thank you Ben. I have sent you a PM. Newton ;-)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camino de Santiago
October 28, 1:04pm

Camino de Santiago
On my bucket list is a thru hike of the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port to Santiago de Compostela. Any information from anyone who has done the Camino would be appreciated. I'm...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camino de Santiago
October 28, 10:33am

Re: Rules?
The fire triangle consists of fuel, heat and oxygen to support combustion. Different stoves like different carburetors on engines, (I'm and old guy) require "tuning". You can ad...

In GEAR » My SuperCat Stove blows out. Defective windscreen?
October 07, 2:04pm

Re: Insights
Here is the link to the video that Dan / Zelph made that shows and explains the idea of raising the windscreen much better than I could. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7mb-DU2sWY FWIW here i...

In GEAR » My SuperCat Stove blows out. Defective windscreen?
October 06, 6:50am

Use your pack and your body to block the wind
Dan also made a video showing how raising the bottom of the windscreen 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch off of the "ground" aided in flame stability. This would also allow for more air flow to feed ...

In GEAR » My SuperCat Stove blows out. Defective windscreen?
October 04, 10:43am

Re: Duck Calls, Pockets, Zip Sacks, and Multicam
Lawson, I'm glad you enjoyed the analogy. It just goes to prove that there is room in the market for a well designed business plan. "His business model is a bit different than what I...

In Gear Deals » Semi-Custom Backpacks
July 05, 4:09am

Re: Covered market
Form follows function. So as pack designs are developed, evolve and get fine tuned they would tend to all look alike to a point and have similar features. When is a market truly "covered&qu...

In Gear Deals » Semi-Custom Backpacks
July 04, 10:00am

Feedback on Semi-Custom Backpacks
Hi Lawson, Nicely done! I really like what you have done with the pack overall. The heavier materials and tough bottom make it the "tough old truck" that you just have to keep aroun...

In Gear Deals » Semi-Custom Backpacks
July 04, 6:12am

Re: Words to hike by
"Left foot, right foot, breathe." Pat Summitt Hers is such a fitting surname. Party On, Newton

In Philosophy & Technique » Words to hike by
June 24, 4:08am

Something that seems new and just different enough to be worth a look see ;-)
My son saw this and passed it on to his dear old hiker Dad. I have no involvement with this project other than being an interested onlooker and possible customer if and when this product makes i...

In GEAR » Something that seems new and just different enough to be worth a look see ;-)
June 03, 4:52am

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