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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

Scale inacurassies
Scales aren't always as accurate as we'd like them to be and can become more inaccurate over time, especially if they use springs.

In GEAR » wieghts
December 06, 10:11am

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

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