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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
OK, I ordered one. I figured it saves me money by allowing me more layering options instead of buying a real winter quilt/bag.

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
December 08, 5:07am

bamboo charcoal socks/clothing?
I remember reading that bamboo charcoal is used in the production of a type Rayon. It supposedly isn't as stinky as other synthetics, but I have my suspicions. Other than that, I agree with...

In GEAR » bamboo charcoal socks/clothing?
December 08, 3:57am

Seriously Considering It
I am really considering this. Thanks for pointing it out. I had been wanting to use my Summerlite with another summer bag I have, but they are both fairly tight fitting and compress too much whe...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
December 08, 2:59am

I have been gradually migrating to a system that is primarily a hammock, but can be dropped to the ground when hanging is not feasible. You need a tarp with a hammock and that same tarp works wh...

In Hammocks » hammock in, tent out?
December 07, 4:20pm

Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
First I've heard of this. My initial thought was that it could be used to make my WM bag big enough to insert another bag inside without compression, for winter camping.

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
December 07, 3:55pm

Carry a Printed Set with You
Regarding Halfmile's maps, I may be wrong, but buying the printed map may be cheaper than printing out the whole thing yourself. I don't trust electronic maps myself, but I would still ...

In GEAR » Halfmile's Maps
December 03, 1:31pm

No Back Insulation
@Hiking Malto, I understand how ineffective the back insulation on a vest is while backpacking, but I find when I really need warmth is on breaks or any time my pack is not on. I usually hike...

In GEAR » Vests?
December 01, 4:29am

I wanted so much to post a reply relating to the move to remove protections from these special places, but can't seem to do this without it sounding political:-(

In GEAR » Thankful
November 30, 5:19pm

Why vests? There is some science behind it. Your bodies are more sensitive to cold in the head and torso area. There is more blood flowing in the head and torso area and so more heat/cold trans...

In GEAR » Vests?
November 30, 4:40pm

Enigma quilt system
Thanks Rob, I had been considering a system like that. It would be nice to have a 50 degree synthetic bag for summer kayak trips as well.

In GEAR » Enigma quilt system
November 27, 2:25am

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