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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Mids in Wind, Storms
As Dave said "Good staking is crucial". For years there have been arguments for and against mids. There was even a photo of a mid that had collapsed in heavy wind. I don't remem...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
May 28, 2:07pm

Backpack suggestion under $300 & 3lbs; over 55L; 35-40lb load
I have the Exped Lightning and find it carries 40 lb loads comfortably, no weight on the shoulders and a thick comfortable hip belt. Some people have problems with the shape of the frame, but I ...

In GEAR » Backpack suggestion under $300 & 3lbs; over 55L; 35-40lb load
May 28, 12:35pm

Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
I've been using the Instaflator since it first came out. Quick, easy and light. The Web Site

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
May 26, 4:19am

Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
Re: "the thermarest neoair trekker" I have the wide short version and use a sit pad under my lower legs. I can't stay on a 20" wide or mummy shaped pad and would end up with...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
May 25, 4:57am

Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
@Marjolein, Re: "i was just referring to 4800 ci as listed by seek outside which is 78 liter, versus exped lightning for which is given 60 liters volume (3600 ci)." Almost all of the v...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
May 18, 10:08am

re-coating handles on Evernew pot
Maybe one of those silicone liquid gasket products that they sell at automotive supplies. Some of that stuff is supposed to be good up to 500 deg Fahrenheit.

In GEAR » re-coating handles on Evernew pot
May 18, 9:34am

Wash Yer Down People!!!!
I also am amazed at how much loft appears after years of use and then a wash. I don't use a dryer at all. I don't want to take a chance of damaging the delicate material inside the bag. ...

In GEAR » Wash Yer Down People!!!!
April 07, 3:38pm

Not me. I'm too BauHaus to use it for backpacking. Sorry to get a little off subject, I was using a peanut butter jar, but replaced it last year with the Sistema Soup Mug. More versati...

In GEAR » Callback: Kupilka
April 07, 5:52am

Trekking poles/blisters
I don't get blisters, I sea kayak and never wear gloves when doing physical labor. So I guess it's conditioning. I do use the straps now. I tend to bear down on my poles because of arthr...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 07, 5:17am

Women's Exped Lightning 60 alternative?
My Exped Lightning 45 weighs just over 2 1/4 lbs and has excellent comfort and load capacity. I have carried well over 30 lbs with all weight resting comfortably on the hips. I can't say ...

In GEAR » Women's Exped Lightning 60 alternative?
April 02, 8:07am

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