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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Atlantic North East
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CityBrooklyn
StateNY
CountryUS

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
Re: "The undercover can be Pertex or Driducks and does not need to be waterproof to be a windbreak." Or even very light ripstop, which breaths even better and inexpensive. It could e...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
November 25, 7:53am

Learning to poncho (a recent convert)
One thing that I've found is that a your typical 5x8(or 9) style poncho tarp was generally fine for me in more arid climates, but not so much in wetter environments. I lean toward either big...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning to poncho (a recent convert)
November 07, 12:33pm

How to cache water in a forest?
Regarding caching food, I'd cache things like grits, oatmeal, rice, ..., in soft drink bottles. This will hide the scent pretty good, are hard to chew through and are reusable. Peanut butt...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 05, 5:29pm

Re: Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
Thanks Roger. You were the person that most influenced my change to light trail runners.

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 02, 1:38pm

fs: Closet clean out Zpacks, Six Moon Designs, Golite, iPhone 6
PM sent for Zpacks Top Side pockets

In Gear Swap » fs: Closet clean out Zpacks, Six Moon Designs, Golite, iPhone 6
November 02, 8:24am

Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
It can take some getting used to minimalist trail runners. I went from stiff sole, elevated heel mid-height runners to minimalist low tops. I used to roll my ankles a lot and assumed I needed...

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 02, 7:27am

Light hammocks
Although the lighter thicknesses of cuben may not be durable enough, I'd bet the heavier duty cuben (0.74 or thicker) would be very durable. There is a very big difference in the durability of ...

In Hammocks » UL hammock makers? Who?
October 30, 10:14am

Re: Cuben FS Tent
Other than the flexibility issue with freestanding tents, you also have the fact that people make the mistake of not staking their tent down or at least not secure enough. I was on one trip with...

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 30, 4:35am

Hammock Forums
I agree that Hammock Forums is a great source for info, but be aware that most people who post there have only a minor concern about the weight of their gear. You will see a lot of advice that w...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
October 29, 4:19pm

Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
I find that unless a sleeping pad is very wide, it's not warm enough. Anything touching the sides of the hammock would get cold. Arms and hips when sleeping on my back and knees when on my side...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
October 28, 11:23am

All Reader Reviews by Steven McAllister

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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Clothing
I wear both the shirt and the pants when sun and/or bugs are an issue. They are light, well ventilated and flexible. Mesh ventilated sleeves on the shirt protects arms from bug and sun. Loose fi...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
November 08, 5:25pm

Melanzana micro grid hoody
Grid fleece is more hydrophobic than standard fleece, but not quite as warm without a shell. Great for cool days. Put a wind shell over the top and you have a warm combination that breaths well and k...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
November 08, 4:53pm

Integral Designs Silcoat Cape
The biggest complaint that people seem to have about this cape is that it doesn't extend below the knees. I personally prefer this as it works better when hiking in rough terrain or when wearing ...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 08, 10:12am

Mountain Laurel Designs Monk Tarp Spinnaker
This makes a great summer or emergency ultralight shelter. Add a bivy and it could be used year round. I had problems with the durability of the spinnaker version. A couple tie-outs are starting to...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 10:00am

Six Moon Designs Serenity NetTent
Although most people use this combined with the Gatewood Cape, I have used it many times under an Oware Alphamid and I'm sure it would work great under many other pyramid shelters. It is lighter...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:50am

Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
Although it has grommets instead of tie-outs, the grommets are reinforced and can take abuse. It has mid-point tie-outs that help make it a more versatile shelter. A great step up from the stand...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:41am

Integral Designs Siltarp 2
A good all around tarp. It does not have any mid point tie-outs like Oware and others have. This limits your pitch options, but if all you use is an a-frame or flying diamond pich, this is perfe...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:28am

Oware Flat Tarp 2.5
You will not find a more flexible shelter. Square shape and multiple well placed tie-outs means more pitch options than most shelters. 9'x9' means big enough for a variety of conditions. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 08, 9:23am

Gossamer Gear Spinshelter
The GG Spinnshelter has much of the flexibility of a flat tarp, but easier pitch in a storm-proof mode. It sheds wind well and is fairly roomy when pitched high. You may not be able to fully sit ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 25, 9:48am

Gatorade Bottle
On problem with sports drink(Gatorade) bottles is that the cap is made out of a different more brittle material. I have experienced the caps breaking many times from being dropped when full of water. ...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 18, 5:24am