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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Serenity net tent
So how did you like the combination? I have used the Serenity net tent alone on good weather nights. I've used it with rectangular tarps, Gossamer Spinshelter and the Gatewood Cape on other ...

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs Customer Service
August 19, 6:09pm

Re: Lining?
I had always been told that they had a ceramic lining? Ceramic wouldn't be effected by alcohol, but I could see how the small trace of water in alcohol could oxidize bare aluminum. This cou...

In GEAR » Ruined MSR fuel bottles?
August 19, 1:05pm

Kelly Kettle
I've always been a fan of the kelly kettle. Check this out:

In GEAR » New SSKK (SS Kelly Kettle)
August 19, 12:56pm

Re: dont think so
Denatured ruin an aluminum bottle? I don't think so.. I only use plastic soda bottles with denatured alcohol as aluminum bottles can dent, warp and lose their seal if dropped. A soda bottle...

In GEAR » Ruined MSR fuel bottles?
August 19, 12:21pm

Re: Gatewood Cape
The Gatewood was my first shelter that wasn't a freestanding dome(except for some tarp camping as a kid). I never used the freestanding dome since. And eventually sold it. I have since us...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape ??'s
August 19, 12:08pm

Re: Lyme is very common in the North East US and spreading across the country.
It seems that most outdoors people in my area have had it at one time. The cases that didn't get caught in time have lead to advanced stages, facial paralysis, joint problems, long periods of f...

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
August 18, 9:52am

Re: how much is too much
From what I understand 0.5% solution in water is plenty. Anything over that is a waste. Better reapply this amount every few months.

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
August 18, 6:15am

Re: spray didn't work well for me
Permithren is not so good for flying bugs. It does kill them, but not until after they bite and fly away. Where Permithrin shines is with ticks. Ticks are far more dangerous than people think, f...

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
July 27, 8:37pm

I buy the concentrated type that ranchers use. Don't remember where I get it, do a google search. Good sources are veterinary supplies. Sawyer is only something like 0.5% permethrin. The g...

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
July 27, 6:49pm

Re: Duration...
From what I've read, it can last six months, even after several washings. Hot water will shorten the time span, so warm or cold wash only. Bugproof gear is almost always treated with Perm...

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
July 27, 9:45am

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