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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
Regarding silt. I still prefer the steripen with murky water. Things to think about: You usually can't filter out the bad taste in water caused by tannin or other dissolved chemicals....

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 14, 6:02pm

Whoopie Sling Durability
If your woopies are made out of 7/64" Amsteel Blue, most are, they will be the least of your worries. I would be more worried about a rip in the hammock material and/or any carabiners or ma...

In Hammocks » Whoopie Sling Durability
June 14, 4:01pm

Modular Tarp for Hammock and Ground Camping?
Most of us hammock hangers use a shelter that can work over the hammock or on the ground. I'm not sure I understand the need for a door? If you want a bathtub floor, many companies make...

In GEAR » Modular Tarp for Hammock and Ground Camping?
June 14, 3:43pm

Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
As J Mag said: "Two words: Poncho" I find that a wind jacket and a fleece combined are good enough 98% of the time, but I always have a UL poncho in my pack for those rare times that...

In GEAR » Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
June 13, 4:53pm

Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
I also find filters too fiddly after switching to a Steripen. I do believe that the Sawyer gets pretty close and can be less fiddly than other filter systems, but I don't want to have to sl...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 13, 3:37pm

Do you peg ground peg points on your tent?
It always use to seem that when I was lazy and didn't fully tie my shelter down would be the night that the winds would kick up. I now always assume strong winds could happen. One extreme...

In GEAR » Do you peg ground peg points on your tent?
May 25, 4:22pm

Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
A flat tarp doesn't always have to be pitched as an a-frame. In fact I usually end up not pitching my flat tarps in an a-frame configuration. I will often pitch flying diamond when I'm ...

In GEAR » Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
April 26, 8:46am

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
That should work except for one bad thing shown in the diagram, the fixed end is shown dangling. I asume they are going to hang a weight or something from the fixed end, but the one problem with a...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 12, 7:17am

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
Re: "hybrid" of a soft shackle and a UCR where the "eye" of the soft shackle holds on to a diamond knot at the end of the adjustable length UCR." I'm not familiar wi...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 10, 6:07pm

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)"
I use whoppie slings for both hammock and tarp. I got rid of all metal from my hammock and tarp suspension by using Soft Shackles with the easy release pull tabs. Easy to use and durable. I may...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 10, 5:37am

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