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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Thru Running New York’s Long Path
I have been backpacking (much slower) the Long Path over the last few years in sections. Usually weekends with some multi-day hikes. I have completed from NYC to the Northern end of the Catskill...

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru Running New York’s Long Path
February 05, 10:20am

Zebralight
I bought mine before they really had any dealers and so purchased from their website. It took two weeks to get and was shipped from China. I never regretted it. The best light I've ever u...

In GEAR » Zebralight
January 25, 7:04am

Underquilt or Pad?
I highly agree with the concept of a sock, top and/or bottom cover. But one big mistake that most people make is when the use a cover that is made of a material that is not highly breathable an...

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
January 14, 12:12pm

Underquilt or Pad?
Dale, Thanks, yes I already use an underquilt protector, but in the form of a WB Traveler Sock. It does add significant comfort on cold nights and does extend my 30 degree UQ and TQ to belo...

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
January 14, 11:27am

Underquilt or Pad?
An update, I decided to cancel the sleeping pad idea. The Klymet pad failed/popped the first time I tried it:-( Probably a defect in manufacturing. Other pads are too heavy and/or bulky. ...

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
January 14, 7:10am

Record Low Temp Hang Ely, MN
Yes, I saw that video and thought, wow an alcohol stove working at those temps and then when he explained sleeping with his fuel bottle, it made sense. It also made sense that it was a Zelph sto...

In Hammocks » Record Low Temp Hang Ely, MN
January 09, 7:25pm

Pearls for wet weather backpacking
Also, a ground cloth makes a great rain skirt. The combination of my Polycryo skirt and a short cape has kept me fairly well protected on many all day rainstorms.

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 08, 11:27am

Pearls for backpacking in the rain
Re: "As I ventured to new places like the Winds, Uintas, Colorado, etc, I encountered a lot more rain and really struggled..." I grew up near the Uintas and my early hikes almost alway...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 08, 6:53am

Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
I might mention that I had durability issues with their pads. They are made of a very thin fragile material. My Inertia X Wave popped the first time I laid on it and it was not over-inflated. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
January 07, 7:19pm

Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
Re: "I took Montbel Dynamo wind pants on my PCT..." I would agree that windpants are better for certain conditions. I find them very good for those times when you are hiking in 10 day...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
January 07, 6:39pm

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