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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Ditto on Campmor
Nothing in Manhattan compares to Campmor and other places in NJ, but they are a pain to get to without a car.

In GEAR » where to look at and buy gear in New York?
December 03, 6:53pm

Great Trip Report
I was in Serbia for a couple days, but was working so never got out. I always wanted to return to that part of Europe for some backpacking. As far as taking your kids hiking, My parents said w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Daytripping in Serbia with the kids
December 01, 9:44am

Great info and photos. Sometimes road walks are OK, if they aren't too long and aren't stressful/dangerous roads. Also, resupply is easy, need need to carry a lot of food:-) Looks lik...

In Post-Trip Reports » Palo Alto to Santa Cruz, 3 days for Thanksgiving
December 01, 9:01am

Great Trip report
We had a record acorn year on the East coats as well. Like hiking on ball bearings some times. Hope to do that section soon.

In Post-Trip Reports » PCT Section E Nov. 24-28
December 01, 8:27am

Thanks for the trip report
Great photos.

In Post-Trip Reports » Arctic Circle, Finland
December 01, 8:03am

I'm hoping to hike that area some day soon.

In Post-Trip Reports » Gila Wilderness in the Fall
December 01, 7:44am

Nice photos.

In Post-Trip Reports » Los Padres via Boranda Trail, Nov 2010
December 01, 7:42am


In Post-Trip Reports » 11/30/10 Mt Washington
December 01, 7:22am

Good trip report. Those are some miles per day. As you stated you do cross country racing. I suspect your goal of too many miles per day, uneven terrain with wet feet and mud created a lot of ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Long Trail Unsupported Attempt - August 2010
December 01, 7:19am

Regarding "pseudo-science". The dangers of Alzheimer(and others) is what make aluminum salt scares pseudo-science. There has been no scientific proof that aluminum salts have anything ...

In GEAR » Silver Technology underwear
December 01, 6:08am

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