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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Q: colder weather hammock gear
On the subject of hammock socks or bottom quilt covers, I think having good breathability is important to reduce any moisture gathering inside you sleep system. The exception would be if you use...

In Hammocks » Q: colder weather hammock gear
October 30, 6:01pm

Used my Meta 2p 8 nights in the Beartooths this year..
I am always weary of people who write reviews complaining about condensation. My experience on the trail has shown that when people experience heavy condensation it is either from user error or ...

In GEAR » Nemo Meta 2P
October 25, 1:14pm

Re: Intriguing comments
yes, the Summerlite has no draft collar and very little down in the hood. Not an issue for me as I wear down hooded sweater and/or other layers in mine when it's cold outside. Hoods and d...

In GEAR » WM Summer light - How Cold?
October 25, 12:22pm

WM Summer light - How Cold?
I seem to remember something about Summerlite not gaining much warmth by overstuffing. The exception being times when the down has become compressed from moisture or other cause. I suspect that...

In GEAR » WM Summer light - How Cold?
October 25, 5:12am

My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
Re: "That's interesting that it takes about 30% more fuel in updraft mode." It does make sense though. Unless all the heat from the bigger flame can be contained, it is going to sh...

In GEAR » My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
October 25, 4:30am

My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
I have found that the pressurized jet type stoves don't work well in wind, but then I've also found that most alcohol stoves don't work well in wind. The one exception that I have fo...

In GEAR » My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
October 24, 4:43pm

Cold Weather
Regarding hammock socks, I have heard nothing but good things. The water resistant ones are made out of similar materials to windshirts and UL bivys, and they do breath well so condensation isn&...

In Hammocks » Q: colder weather hammock gear
October 23, 4:38pm

Wet weather shelter
I have done some long hikes with a Gatewood and as Donna states, it's similar size to a Solomid. I have weathered much rain with the Gatewood and have been quite happy with it. BUT, these...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 23, 4:06am

WM Summer light - How Cold?
I have taken my Summerlite down to 20f. I usually wear a hooded fleece, hooded down sweater and merino base layer top and bottom and on warm sleeping pads. I also sleep warm. If the Summerlite...

In GEAR » WM Summer light - How Cold?
October 22, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
Donna, I know what you mean by changing shelters in the outdoors. I used to spend most of my outdoor life in drier climates and so almost always cowboy camped with a poly ground cloth that could ...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 21, 8:08am

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