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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Atlantic North East
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CityBrooklyn
StateNY
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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Women's Exped Lightning 60 alternative?
What about the Womens Lightning 45? Do you really need a pack as big as the 60? I personally use a mens 45 and find I can fit tons of stuff in it, enough for long desert hikes. Or maybe yo...

In GEAR » Women's Exped Lightning 60 alternative?
March 22, 9:22am

reminder of simple yet effective MUG
What, is BPL becoming like Reddit:-)

In Multiple Use Gear » reminder of simple yet effective MUG
March 20, 10:23am

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Re: NiMH, Unless NiMH have changed over the years, I would never ever consider them for below freezing weather. I've never had one make it through a cold night. My cell phone and camera ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 16, 4:11am

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
"My mother encouraged me to sleep with my Steripen..." Hmmm, I wonder .... :-)

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 13, 5:56pm

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Re: "And how can they be deemed gotten rid of if their little bug bodies are still there? Yuck." They are microscopic organisms, and they don't actually get killed, just geneticall...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 13, 5:42pm

Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
Thanks Dave, I can see how many would like the extra room, and for not that much more money or weight.

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 6:26am

Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
I suspect you will be quite happy with your choice. People who have them tend hang on them.

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 5:06am

MLD Patrol Shelter coverage?
Regarding getting in and out of the Patrol when pitched tight to the ground, you do have unhook one corner line to get in and out, but not a problem once you get used to it. Not necessary when p...

In GEAR » MLD Patrol Shelter coverage?
February 11, 3:39pm

MLD Patrol
I have been using a cuben MLD Patrol for a few years now. Regarding roominess, it depends on the pitch and in fact one of the big reasons I like the Patrol is it's flexibility. I suspect i...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 11, 3:20pm

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
I have been using the Classic 2 since shortly after it's release. I have never had a problem with it and have sometimes treated water for several people in a group. It is heavier than some ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 11, 2:34pm

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