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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Backcountry Word Processing?
Re: "You can use Google Docs(Drive) offline." This seems like a better choice than M. S. Word for you needs. You can then sync the offline with the cloud version when you are back o...

In GEAR » Backcountry Word Processing?
October 05, 10:03am

Bare Boxer
Density of food can be important when trying to stretch extra days into a small bear cannister. I tend to pack things like peanut butter, stick pasta, cheese, rice, jerky, dried fruit, nuts, ......

In GEAR » BareBoxer Contender
August 04, 5:31am

Manufacturers with no weights listed?
I avoid any brand of outdoor gear that does not list their weights. Either they don't care about or don't want people to know the weight. As a general rule, these products aren't suited...

In GEAR » Manufacturers with no weights listed?
August 04, 5:13am

Amount of venting
From what I read CO is far more dangerous than CO2. It doesn't have need displace most of the oxygen. Only a small percentage of CO in the air will cause unconsciousness and eventually death. ...

In GEAR » Carbon monoxide death?
July 31, 12:05pm

Golite Shangri-La 2 Nest first?
It has been a very long time, but I seem to remember I always set up the shelter first and then attached the inner. After a while I just left the inner attached and packed everything as one. ...

In GEAR » Golite Shangri-La 2 Shelter: Keep it Simple Stupid
July 21, 6:29am

chain tools
Reminds me of the backpacking trip I did with a friend a couple years ago. I had to use up all my duct tape to repair my friends boot when his sole fell off. The next day his other sole came ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike tools
July 15, 10:51am

Tool Weight
I may be old school, we always carried chain repair tools and parts. Is this being too prepared for UL?

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike tools
July 15, 8:42am

Blogs as a bikepacking resource
Thanks Dale, As I am gradually moving from NY where trails are rarely bike friendly to Arizona where trails are often bike friendly, I am considering doing much bikepacking in the near future.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Blogs as a bikepacking resource
July 15, 8:36am

flash pocket
Thanks. I can't find anyone in the states who has it in stock. May have to order from Europe. I saw one place that was selling it for around 10 Euros, plus shipping.

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
June 24, 2:03am

Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
It looks like the HMG Porter Stuff Sack is designed to clip onto vertical daisy chain straps. It would work, but would require minor modification and/or added bungees and hooks. It does look li...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
June 23, 4:35am

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