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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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Review
Hi David, My wife and I are a fan of the Haven as well. We even used it in the Bridger Wilderness/Wind River area a few nights. It is my wifes preferred shelter when we do two person trips. ...

In GEAR » Thoughts on gear
December 06, 9:51am

"Still balls. I don't care about WM anymore."
I don't think you can blame WM for your issue. It is a down( read natural) filed sleeping bag. If you are having an issue outside of their control and they bent over backwards to make you hap...

In GEAR » Done with WM
December 06, 7:10am

$
Of course we probably consider how much you want to spend. If your not sure what you want to do and how much backpacking you are going to do, it comes back to the less than $100 mark for most peop...

In GEAR » Best bang for the buck solo shelter
December 06, 6:47am

Pyramid
Hey Mary, I've heard many reviews where people have stated that tall pyramid shelters have less bug issues than other shelters so bug nets haven't been needed in mosquito country. Fro...

In GEAR » Best bang for the buck solo shelter
December 04, 11:25am

Meteor Bivy
It has a flat floor. Some people make their's bathtub shaped. I never needed a bathtub and in fact a bathtub floor would collect any water that should spray in. I sometimes use it with a gr...

In GEAR » Best bang for the buck solo shelter
December 04, 10:48am

Meteor Bivy
There are instructions to make a Meteor bivy at the Six Moon Designs site. I bought mine used. It's a half bivy/groundcloth/bug net that works perfect combined with a tarp. My most used pie...

In GEAR » Best bang for the buck solo shelter
December 04, 10:18am

Campmor
I work just across the river from Campmor and live maybe 20 miles away. I have friends who work there. I have been ordering from there for over 20 years and only went there for the first time la...

In GEAR » where to look at and buy gear in New York?
December 04, 9:57am

3 liters?
The only time I've ever carried that much water in the North-East was during a dry summer drought. You'll pass all kinds of water sources this time of year. The exception being maybe a l...

In GEAR » How much would your pack weigh??
December 04, 9:47am

Trailstar
Re: "I am dying to try the MLD Trailstar." It's not the cheapest, but i certainly like the design of this shelter. The flexibility makes it a true all terrain shelter. When I li...

In GEAR » Best bang for the buck solo shelter
December 04, 9:40am

Psuedo Science
This kind of stuff belongs on the conspiracy forums. It is not as fun for most backpackers. Now if you want to talk about professional wrestling, that is dead on the correct subject:-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aluminum in Mt. Shasta water
December 04, 6:44am

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