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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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StateNY
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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Cuben free standing tent
Cuben is usually only desired by the more experienced backpackers. Most of the more experienced backpackers do not require or want freestanding shelters. You get a lot more flexibility and les...

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 26, 7:31pm

HMG 3400 Windrider. Tall
A great deal. I would have jumped on it in a heartbeat if my torso length was an inch or more longer. I have a 20" torso.

In Gear Swap » HMG 3400 Windrider. Tall
October 26, 9:06am

Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
One important thing to remember is to wait until the full treatment time is up before you do anything to the water to get rid of the taste. I have found that the Aqua Mira taste, and I suspect s...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 21, 7:19am

Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
I have been a fan of the MLD Patrol Shelter for quite some time. It is my preferred shelter for ground camping. It is easy/quick to pitch, can be pitched low and tight for cold wind, pitched hi...

In GEAR » Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
October 21, 6:08am

Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
One problem with a mesh perimeter/door combination is that the combination is stuffier in warm weather than a full suspended inner net. If you are talking for solo use, you could get a solo pyra...

In GEAR » Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
October 21, 4:08am

Thru-Hike Pant System
I use my ground cloth as a rain skirt/kilt. If I was doing the AT, I'd probably bring a light/thin base layer, convertible hiking pants and wind pants. I'd also use my ground cloth as a ...

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Pant System
October 21, 3:26am

UL hammock makers? Who?
BIAS(Butt in a Sling) are very weight conscious. They have various weights and sizes to match the person using the hammock. They also have one of the best and lightest bugnet designs. I would...

In Hammocks » UL hammock makers? Who?
October 07, 4:03pm

Re: 2014
Hi Joe, I have been using a hammock instead of my Patrol Shelter lately when there are trees. I did use the Patrol Shelter a few times in Arizona desert and it worked great, but it was more l...

In GEAR » Patrol Shelter guy line length?
October 01, 3:28pm

THE PCT... FOR ME?
I have to agree about desert hiking, my favourite as well. Of course carrying all that water can be a drag in some sections.

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
September 04, 5:50pm

What to do with old wool socks?
Re: "1983 sock cozy option" That's what I do for a swimming suit.

In GEAR » What to do with old wool socks?
August 26, 1:47pm

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