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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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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

I hope to get up there in the future. Being that I live at sea level lately, it has been hard to adjust to the altitude in the short vacation time that I get. We always have to limit how high w...

In Post-Trip Reports » 9 Days Solo in the Wind River Range
December 06, 1:17pm

Yes, I think the oldest living thing on earth "Prometheus" was found and cut down there. Well over 4,000 years old.

In Post-Trip Reports » August trip in California's White Mountains
December 06, 1:06pm

I haven't had much experience with the catenery cut hex tarps. They are optimized to be used as a hex shape and you could get some sagging in areas you didn't want if used any other way. ...

In GEAR » OES Tarps
December 06, 12:46pm

The hex shape makes than perfect for hammock camping. They are easy to setup and the shape gives the most coverage per ounce for a hammock. They are very easy to pitch. Other shapes may be pref...

In GEAR » OES Tarps
December 06, 12:12pm

could it fit two short/small people?
SL1 with two people. I have heard of a few couples doing just that. It might get a little tight in the narrower foot area and there is more of a chance of touching the walls.

In GEAR » GoLIte Shangri-La 1 - mine is lighter than listed weight
December 06, 10:26am

Many opinions
Many people would disagree, but my vote is for the pyramid or tipi(tee-pee) types. MLD, Oware and many others

In GEAR » Bes Cuben Tarp
December 06, 10:22am

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