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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Atlantic North East
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And don't forget they are inexpensive. My knives are easily lost or damaged. I abuse them when I spit wood or pry things. I don't like abusing or loosing designer knives. If I left ...

In GEAR » Mora Knives
December 07, 4:24pm

I am somewhere in the middle
I don't worry so much about keeping my bag clean and wash when needed. As a rule, I always try to wear one layer in my bag to keep most of the body oils off. I would wear the base layers I hi...

In GEAR » Done with WM
December 07, 4:19pm

Great Photos
I have a few friends who have done this. I hear that this trail is supposed to be even more popular than the AT? But a lot older than the AT:-) Lots of socializing. A great trail to meet peopl...

In Post-Trip Reports » Camino de Santiago 7/19-8/19/2010
December 07, 6:33am

Everyone wants these
I am sure it will be a very popular item:-)

In GEAR » Shoe company creates all-terrain high heels
December 07, 5:21am

Holding an edge
The stainless steel and other alloy models hold their edge better and don't rust as much as the carbon steel models. But they take much longer to sharpen.

In GEAR » Mora Knives
December 07, 5:17am

"Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper"
"Outdoor Research Peruvian Windstopper" Does more than cover the ears. Extends to the color of your upper layers. Doesn't blow off in winds and has a high warmth to weight ratio in ...

In GEAR » Light beanie with ear covers
December 06, 4:36pm

I use a similar setup as Ron, but one of my puffy items is a vest and the down jacket may be a synthetic layer. I would be cold in the AM tearing down camp though so a hot drink or running in p...

In GEAR » Torso Clothing Layer System
December 06, 4:08pm

MLD Grace
The solo would be fine in most cases, but the duo would give you more coverage that may be appreciated in strong blowing rain or snow.

In GEAR » Bes Cuben Tarp
December 06, 3:15pm

I bought mine online
Lots of knife stores carry them. The advantages that Mora has over other knives is that they are almost as light as you can get for a strong fixed blade. They are also cheap and common. If...

In GEAR » Mora Knives
December 06, 2:54pm

If you want something that can be used on the ground or over a hammock and have many types of possible pitches, a square flat tarp might be the best way to go. A cat tarp would be the best for m...

In GEAR » Bes Cuben Tarp
December 06, 2:45pm

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