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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: Re: Re: Re: Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
Ian, "The only thing I don't like about Esbit is the fuel cost but otherwise it has been a great system for me." If there is an Academy Sports and Outdoors brick and mortar stor...

In GEAR » Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
March 26, 9:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
Peter, Get ready for a long read. ;-) http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=68338 I'm still investigating the move to Esbi...

In GEAR » Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
March 26, 8:54am

Re: Re: Re: Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
Nice cook kit. ;-) Party On, Newton

In GEAR » Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
March 26, 8:42am

Re: Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
Peter, What kind of burner/stove and windscreen are you using? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtECThifq70&feature=youtu.be http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/foru...

In GEAR » Confessions of a new Esbit fanboy
March 26, 8:24am

Clear Nalgene or other water bottles + natural UV
If UV light can purify water for drinking using a SteriPen for instance, could a clear water bottle achieve the same results? I was watching a video review of the SteriPen Adventurer and had...

In GEAR » Clear Nalgene or other water bottles + natural UV
March 25, 1:47pm

Re: When is Evernew coming back into production? Alternatives?
Tyler, " I need something that's 800-1000ml and at least 5" wide. The lighter, the better...and handles are a plus." I've had the Titan kettle and the deep 900ml Everne...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 25, 7:32am

Re: Much better results
Tyler, Great to hear. FWIW my stove is a MYOG copy of Zelph's mini fancee feest stove. I consider it to be a low pressure side burner of sorts. If you look closely you will see fibergl...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 24, 8:54am

Re: Upcoming tests
Tyler, "Question on adding water - do I add the same amount of alcohol, and then add the water? Or make a mixture that reflects the same amount of "fuel"? For instance, do I add 1...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 23, 1:19pm

Re: Still the same results - flames up the side...
Hi Tyler, Get some inexpensive aluminum flashing or some heavy duty aluminum foil for experimentation purposes. Here is a picture of how you can achieve the same effect without the clips. ...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 23, 11:23am

Re: Re: Re: Still the same results - flames up the side...
Tyler, From what I see in your picture you have your windscreen set down on the concrete. Also it appears that the draft holes for combustion air are on top instead of the bottom. Your stove ...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 23, 7:27am

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