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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Thanks for the request Ron. I personally like extra tie-outs for the security they provide when the forecast is for strong wind. It's not that the tarp can't handle it, but sometime t...

In GEAR » Tieout Numbers on Cat Cut Duo Tarps
July 16, 5:55pm

Hiker Specific Hats
I had also thought about a line of hiker specific hats. The ultimate hiker hat could be: 1) light. 2) Able to be waterproof when it rains. 3) convert to a highly ventilated design for the heat ...

In GEAR » Simple question
July 16, 4:44pm

Copper clad pot
Came up in another thread, Maybe a copper clad titanium pot. The copper would have to be thin to keep it light. My theory was that the copper clad would distribute the heat more evenly and reduce...

In GEAR » Simple question
July 16, 4:36pm

Re: TI
I remember someone saying that although copper is heavier than aluminum, it is used in aerospace technology because much less of it can be used to transport heat in electronics and the result ends ...

In GEAR » 2011 Jetboil Stoves
July 16, 10:37am

Moment vs. Vamp
I have sort of been comparing the Tarptent Moment with the SMD Vamp for a friend. Some advantages that the Vamp appears to have: 1) True double wall design that looks like it may have better ve...

In GEAR » New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!!
July 16, 7:17am

Thumbs Up!

In GEAR » My latest DIY UL shelter
July 16, 7:02am

Re: Re: TI
By the way, copper is a better heat conductor than aluminum. A thinner copper foil may be better for a flux ring? Copper is heavier, but a thinner foil can be used. I know the aerospace industry...

In GEAR » 2011 Jetboil Stoves
July 15, 6:32pm

Re: TI
TI pots will be stronger for the same weight as aluminum, but not a deal breaker for most people. If you really have to cut weight and not end up with a crushed pot from careless abuse, I vote fo...

In GEAR » 2011 Jetboil Stoves
July 15, 6:15pm

Re: People are ruining backpacking.
Franco, I agree 100% So rational and so true. Another case would be Olympic trainers who analyze. They themselves may be overweight and out of shape, but their athletes win medals. The athlet...

In Chaff » People are ruining backpacking.
July 15, 6:04pm

Re: Newbie to beach camping: sleeping pad or no
I have done my share of exposed beach camping. As stated, you may not always want to camp on the beach. The wind is always much stronger on the beach. The wind is nice for keeping the mosqui...

In GEAR » Newbie to beach camping: sleeping pad or no
July 15, 5:10pm

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