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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: Better Esbit Ti Folding Stove Idea.
I'm not so sure that aluminum is a complete no go for this idea. I used Home Depot aluminum flashing on a somewhat similar project and saw these results. I was using a tray stove like the on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Better Esbit Ti Folding Stove idea
March 31, 8:47pm

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

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