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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Atlantic North East
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StateNY
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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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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 bearpawtents.com.

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

Re: just a heads up
I have no doubts that the Moab Ventilators won't last anywhere near as long as the heavier leather boats. That's the price we pay for having light shoes. They are also much less expensiv...

In GEAR » Merrel Moab Ventilators
July 21, 5:15pm

Re: just a heads up
Re: "the guy at my local EMS told me to flat out stay clear of this boot" I heard a guy at Campmor telling someone to avoid this shoe as well. I think this salesperson was try to sell...

In GEAR » Merrel Moab Ventilators
July 21, 3:53pm

Re: insole
I agree about the insoles being inadequate for many. I use Superfeet as well. I'll bet most prefer them without the Superfeet or may prefer another insole. And of course, just because they f...

In GEAR » Merrel Moab Ventilators
July 21, 8:13am

Nutrition?
Hey Bob, Regarding: "http://www.hawkvittles.com/ Nutritionally speaking, I would avoid this one." I'm not familiar with them. Are they worse than some of the others. Can you ...

In GEAR » Link 4 buying prepared homemade type trail food?
July 20, 8:16pm

Re: Aloksak
The top on Aloksaks(and especially ziplocks) and many other containers will open if you don't squeeze most of the air out before sealing. This is not true of hard shell containers. The smal...

In GEAR » Had some gear issues - Aloksak, Caldera-H
July 20, 7:44am

Re: SPinnshelter
Of course with a hammock you don't need a sleeping pad. I agree, a hammock does make sense for the AT. There are trees almost everywhere and you pitch camp in a lot more places. On the su...

In GEAR » AT '11 Thru Shelter Help Needed
July 20, 5:43am

Re: Re: AT '11 Thru Shelter Help Needed
I agree with Bradford's and your choices. Also maybe consider the duo-mid and the SMD Vamp or just a larger tarp with an ultralight bivy with bug net option. I know what you mean about the...

In GEAR » AT '11 Thru Shelter Help Needed
July 19, 7:37pm

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