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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: Scissors just don't cut it
Let's just cut to the chase. ;-) I have never really "needed" a knife while hiking even though I always carry one' Rule #9. That being said the old axiom, "Use the prop...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 9:32am

Re: My 1st SUL trip
Justin, What part of the AT will you be doing on your 2 day 1 night trip? Be aware that March and April are the months when thru hikers start their trek northbound. Space in the shelters a.k....

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » My 1st SUL trip
March 20, 4:44am

Re: shockcord guys
Hi Sam, "So plus ten for your advice. BUT, haven't you mentioned something about using elastic cord at your stake pull-outs to keep your tents taut when the nylon sags? Please let us ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Small Solo Cuben Tent
March 16, 4:46am

Re: Lightheart or Zpacks Solo?
M, FWIW I am very pleased with my Lightheart Gear Solo silnylon tent. It has plenty of room to sit up in the center and lots of room to stow gear inside. It sets up really easy using your own...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
March 14, 7:53pm

Re: _
FWIW, I regularly carry round water bottles in the two point ULA type bungee method and have had zero problems with sway. 4 pieces of 1/8" shock cord and 4 toggles keep everything from d...

In GEAR » Square water bottle ~ 20oz? Anyone?
March 14, 7:20pm

Re: Ula
Michael, US Plastic Corporation. http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?sku=73043&gclid=CN_14IKq_bUCFVGRPAodsk0AQg 16 oz and 32 oz, no 20 oz. :-( http://www.usplastic.com/catalo...

In GEAR » Square water bottle ~ 20oz? Anyone?
March 14, 5:14pm

Re: Snaps instead of Velcro
An-D, Why not use a 24" separating zipper to form the foot box and cinch it up with some shock cord threaded through the drawstring "tunnel" and a couple of toggles, one on each e...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about MYOG synthetic quilt construction
March 13, 7:49pm

Re: Newton is so bad ;-?
@ Bob, At this point in time I own no cuben and my only piece of Ti gear is an Optimus extra long spoon. LOL My gear is stored in a closet in the extra bedroom of our house. Actually it share...

In GEAR » Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
March 12, 11:52am

Me Too
My Dad's Flag, a great read, Kershaw RJ I folder and 14 Hands Hot to Trot on top of my antique Model 15 Singer sewing machine. Party On, Newton

In GEAR » It's Just So Cute!!!
March 11, 10:11pm

Re: Second boil - Great at first, but then...
Tyler, " At first, the flames were much smaller and seemed to barely even come around the side of the pot. I was thinking I had this thing figured out. And then about half way into the boil...

In GEAR » First alcohol stove
March 11, 4:47am

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