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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Tent
SMD Vamp and Haven. You buy the net tent separate from the outer fly. You can hang the net from the fly or use the net solo with trekking poles. Neither are freestanding. Freestanding tends ...

In GEAR » Looking for a certain type of tent for the tall.
July 27, 7:52am

Re: tarp/bug
I'm not sure, but I don't think it would hold up in strong wind without some kinda pole.

In GEAR » Tarp/bug advice
July 23, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Permethrin. Safe?
Re: "I was disappointed they didn't keel over and die but that's just my immaturity displaying itself. " Yes, it takes a long time to work, but eventually they die when exposed...

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
July 23, 11:25am

Re: Permethrin. Safe?
Lots of studies. Permethrin is safe for most animals, but don't spray it anywhere near cats. Dogs are OK. You can even spray it on their fur. Dogs can be very susceptible to Lyme Disease. So...

In GEAR » Permethrin. What it will and won't do?
July 23, 6:15am

Re: Wondering about Shoe Goo on wear spot
Hey Joe, Something tells me you were a skateboarder at one time:-) I used to use multiple layers of the stuff. I'm sure shoe goo would help, but it would add weight. I'd wait unti...

In GEAR » Merrel Moab Ventilators
July 23, 5:18am

Re: bushwack
I don't own a down jacket. I do wear a down vest, but only when I rest, in camp or to supplement when I'm sleeping in cold weather. Hiking, even below freezing, can be done with a fleece a...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 6:59pm

Re: She sells down shells by the trail store
Light, highly breathable, water resistant and down proof material for the outer shell is kinda expensive. If it doesn't breath enough, you could have moisture issues. If it isn't water r...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 10:59am

Re: Re: Tarp/bug advice
Ditto on the Meteor Bivy. It feels a lot less claustrophobic than your standard bivy. It has a huge bugnet top half, but still protect against splash on the lower half.

In GEAR » Tarp/bug advice
July 22, 10:54am

Re: Tarp/Bug advice
Also a new company

In GEAR » Tarp/bug advice
July 22, 4:20am

Re: Merrel Moab Ventilators
Re: "it has low torsional rigidity" I'm not an expert, but there are lots of debates on this subject. Although I understand the reasoning as to why torsional rigidity is good but...

In GEAR » Merrel Moab Ventilators
July 21, 7:13pm

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