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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Re: lunar duo
I don't own a Lunar Duo. I do have the Haven which is similar. The LD has additional tie-outs to reduce flapping in strong winds. I have heard cases where people complained about flapping, b...

In GEAR » tarp poles in wind
June 24, 6:46am

Re: Bear Paw Tarp Tent in the Weminuche
Hey Dale, I suspect you'll do fine with that shelter. It is similar to other popular shelter designs out there, Go-Lite Hut, Shangi-La, Gossamer Spinnshelter,... comes to mind. The big d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Paw Tarp Tent in the Weminuche
June 23, 7:15am

Re: Don't get me wrong
Yes, tarps require experience. Lots of tie-outs are a plus. Tarps do have some advantages above treeline. They can be more flexible. A tarp will allow you to make shelter between rocks(or other...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarps Above Timberline
June 23, 5:35am

Re: Compressing down filled gear too much?
As stated, down will maintain it's loft better then synthetics after many repeated compressions. One minor thing to consider with down is that it is easily compressed. Down's warmth is d...

In GEAR » Compressing down filled gear too much??
June 22, 6:39pm

Alpinlite Bug Tent 2
Re: Alpinlite Bug Tent 2, Oh yes, that was the other option I was trying to remember

In GEAR » Bug netting for two in an a frame tarp?
June 22, 6:28pm

Re: 4oz
I do own an SMD Haven, but have not experienced it in rough conditions yet so can't give a review. There was some comparison to Big Agnes and the SMD Haven and I just wanted to add my observ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
June 22, 6:03pm

Re: Tarptents... ("Which Lightweight Tent")
Also check out the Six Moon Designs Vamp/net combination. It is more money, but there are some advantages.

In GEAR » Which Lightweight Tent
June 22, 5:08pm

Re: Re: Bug netting for two in an a frame tarp?
Oh and almost forgot, I think they will custom make to your spec: http://www.bearpawtents.com/

In GEAR » Bug netting for two in an a frame tarp?
June 22, 4:13pm

Re: Bug netting for two in an a frame tarp?
There is no floor in this one, but it is reasonably light: http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/89

In GEAR » Bug netting for two in an a frame tarp?
June 22, 4:05pm

Re: Which Lightweight Tent
Re: "Positively uninformed, generalized advice." This is beginning to read like a troll.

In GEAR » Which Lightweight Tent
June 22, 6:47am

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