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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Current conversations with JMT hikers
My experience has shown that the salespeople in most outfitters do talk people out of purchasing UL gear. Time and time again I have had sales people try to talk me out of an item that was in st...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
August 21, 12:13pm

World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
I have drawer full of ultralight tees. All of the inexpensive ones stink to high heaven after a hike. The exception being the expensive BPL UL merino wool shirt, but being UL it is very fragile ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
August 21, 11:12am

Current conversations with JMT hikers
I also believe that outfitters are big contributor to these heavy packs you see. I don't usually buy from outfitters because of their lack of light hiking gear. Some stores do actually st...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
August 21, 6:55am

favorite stakes
P. S. Joe, since you live in NY. I plan on hiking this Monday through Wednesday in Harriman or further north. In case you want to check out my setup. --- I just realized that this is an old pos...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
August 21, 6:07am

favorite stakes
I use a MLD cuben Patrol most of the time and do much of my hiking in the NY, NJ, CT area, with a little UT, AZ, NM from time to time. My favorite all around stakes are the 9 inch or longer ti-h...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
August 21, 5:59am

great product, not for my usage
Good points Ito. I can see how it wouldn't be so great when fast hiking. How about as an additional lid to your backpack, or you may already have a pack with a lid compartment? I do not a...

In GEAR » zpacks "multipack"
August 21, 3:42am

zpacks "multipack
@Richard, Yes, I understand it won't act as a full on daypack. Most people have bigger daypacks if they are doing longer hikes. I'm thinking of the less experienced hiker that will be...

In GEAR » zpacks "multipack"
August 20, 12:05pm

zpacks "multipack"
Thanks for the heads-up on the Multipack. I had never heard of it until now and it is just what I was looking for and for many reasons. I like the fact that it can double as a dayhike pack. ...

In GEAR » zpacks "multipack"
August 20, 7:36am

Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
In most case of black bear aggression, the victim tried to run away. Most mammals feel compelled to chase anything that runs away from them. Even a grizzly will usually back down if a person st...

In GEAR » Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
August 20, 6:14am

Any advice for buying in Tokyo?
Regarding Tenkara in Tokyo, contact Chis, the author of the article. I know he has traveled their and met many dealers in Tokyo.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tenkara for Backpackers: State of the Market Report - Part 1
August 19, 6:19am

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