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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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winter tents
And: "Not including the 2+ lb sleeping bag/quilt" Actually many people I know use 3 pound or heavier sleeping bags in the winter, but they strip down to almost nothing when they go to...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 19, 6:44pm

Bear bag line options
I use the Lawson Iron Wire for my bear bag line and love the way it slips through almost everything. Also consider Zing-it. It is what the arborists use and is also very slick and the 1.7 version ...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 6:35pm

winter tents
Spindrift in a hammock is not an issue with a winter setup with closed end tarp and a hammock sock. An open hammock of course is obviously not meant for winter camping, but people do it. I did it ...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 19, 4:19pm

Winter Tents
Another consideration. When solo, it's going to be cold and trees are common, a hammock can be a good option. My example is a hammock, with down under and top quilt, a highly breathable h...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 19, 5:51am

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
I guess the biggest difference for me is that I find a single AA battery to be much more economical and simple than a bunch of AAA batteries. I can carry a spare AA and usually never have to worry ...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 18, 4:43pm

Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
I never use the brightest setting on the zebralite. You would never need it except for rescue purposes or doing a quick distant scan. I do most of my hiking using the two lowest settings. I read...

In GEAR » Zebralight H52 vs Black Diamond Storm
November 15, 6:38am

Re: fleece or polartec?
Regarding wind resistance, I consider wind resistance a moot point when combined with an outer shell. In fact that is one of the reasons I like fleece, it is highly breathable and allows you stay ...

In GEAR » fleece or polartec?
November 12, 3:17am

for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
I'd think a bivy would be about the only way to go if overnight was possible. A modern bothy is designed for taking breaks, or at least the ones I've seen and not designed to sleep in. ...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 12, 3:09am

Pot Size
By the way... When I don't have to hike for miles and so UL is not a goal, I bring along an aluminum disk a little wider in diameter than my pot. I made it from a piece of 1/8' or 3/16&q...

In Gear Deals » Montbell pots
November 06, 5:18pm

Montbell pots
I have the Montbell Cooker #2. It is supposed be 1.3 liter capacity. I show it will hold just over 1.1 liters. Sounds like they may be adding the capacity of the lid? Most people would pr...

In Gear Deals » Montbell pots
November 06, 3:21pm

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