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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
Derek, I prefer tarps myself, and in fact tried a 10x10 tarp with my wife in late winter. She was uncomfortable not being enclosed in a bug net, even though there were no bugs that time of year...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 01, 3:38am

Patrol Shelter vs. Hexamid Solo?
If you feel you want more room than a Patrol Shelter, especially at the ends, I'd consider the BearPaw Canopy 2. It is kind of a bigger version of the Patrol Shelter. It can be ordered with th...

In GEAR » Patrol Shelter vs. Hexamid Solo?
September 24, 1:34pm

Klymit 35oz Packraft
Looks great on paper. Sounds like they did their homework on making it handle well on water. I cant say I like the design of some of the packrafts I'd seen. They usually tend to act like ...

In GEAR » Klymit 35oz Packraft
September 24, 1:07pm

Patrol Shelter vs. Hexamid Solo?
I haven't slept in a Hexamid, but felt the shape of the Patrol would work better for me. Having poles on each end makes the limited space feel roomier with more room around the face making me f...

In GEAR » Patrol Shelter vs. Hexamid Solo?
September 24, 12:24pm

Is a Merino Blend any better than a Synthetic for odor?
I agree with Justin about the Rab and the 1/3 synthetic, 2/3 merino blend. I was a fan of 100% merino clothing until I noticed mine wore out faster and didn't handle abuse that well compared...

In GEAR » Is a Merino Blend any better than a Synthetic for odor?
September 24, 8:28am

Easy off/on layer ing fo rthe lower half?
200 weight fleece under waterproof or wind pants would be good for cold and wet conditions. OtterLegs: http://www.ottertrek.com/Products.html

In GEAR » Easy off/on layer ing fo rthe lower half?
September 19, 6:40am

Easy off/on layer ing fo rthe lower half
I carry windpants(Montane) that have zips long enough to allow pulling em on over shoes. It's amazing how much warmth you can get by pulling windpants over hiking pants. Windpants are lig...

In GEAR » Easy off/on layer ing fo rthe lower half?
September 19, 6:32am

Re: Deodorant in a chapstick tube
The problem with deodorants, including the herbal ones and not unscented antiperspirants is that deodorants invariably contain ingredients that have a scent that attracts critters. One example w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deodorant in a chapstick tube
September 19, 6:22am

SUL Camp Hatchet
Like Dave and others, I find a small machete more useful than a small hatchet. In the old days, I never carried a stove or fuel and only relied on found wood and so a hatchet made sense. I lat...

In GEAR » SUL Camp Hatchet
September 18, 6:17am

Balls and Sunshine among 1st four to finish the CDT this year
Yes, I've been following their journals off and on over the past 3 years. They are a very special daughter father pair.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine among 1st four to finish the CDT this year
September 06, 4:45pm

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