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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Smoke smell
Those of us that grew up before the smoking bans remember a time when everything smelled of cigarettes. You ate in restaurants in a cloud of smoke. Most businesses had ash trays. Even movie ...

In GEAR » Getting ciagarette smell out of tent
August 25, 6:21am

The Yama bug shelter looks like a great piece of kit. Good for many tarp applications. I'd buy if I didn't have a bug tent already.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear Spinnshelter
August 24, 5:35pm

Monkey Pillow summer Coupon 25% off
Not only does my pillow now stay in place, the edition of the fleece material makes my pillow warmer.

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillow summer Coupon 25% off
August 24, 5:21pm

Casual Hoody
+1 on the Melanzana. I own two and carry one of them with me all the time. I like the flexibility of the hood design and the grid fleece. The grid fleece works real well in wet environments w...

In GEAR » ultralight hoody that's casual?
August 24, 4:55pm

Getting ciagarette smell out of tent
Cigarette, cigar, or pretty much any smoke smell will go away if set up in a ventilated area for a while. Also, you can adjust to the smell after a while if you need to use it right away.

In GEAR » Getting ciagarette smell out of tent
August 24, 4:45pm

Smelly backpack
Also store it in the driest most well ventilated area you can find. Use a fan if that helps. Occasionally washing it in gentle detergent and then back to the dry well ventilated area for a few...

In GEAR » Smelly backpack
August 24, 4:41pm

Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
Alcohol stoves have evolved somewhat. Many have improvements in efficiency and/or safety. Zelph is constantly testing and improving his stoves and I know the one I purchased from him a couple ye...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 22, 5:37pm

Re: MeCo 120
@Doug I, I'm a standard large. Why, do you have one you want to unload? You can PM me.

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 22, 7:43am

MeCo 120
The MeCo 120 looks like a great shirt, but I can't get it for less than $65(US) in the US. Maybe I'm just going to have to stink:-)

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 22, 5:26am

World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
Googling so far has shown that the silver aspect of fabrics washes away after repeated washing, or at least with the garments they have tested. I suspect it is true with the Rohan shirts as well...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 21, 5:52pm

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