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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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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

Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
I have the Montane wind pants and have never had issues with wear, or maybe I just don't care? I may have a few snags/holes, but since wind pants aren't waterproof, it doesn't seem to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
January 07, 4:23pm

Pearls for backpacking in the rain
One of the biggest problems seems to be with people who hate the rain. Trying to avoid getting wet is a psychological handicap that can be a big problem. Best to assume there will be rain and...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 04, 3:02pm

100 years in tuolomne...
Re: "True that, but the much bigger impact of 19th-century mining was the making of charcoal to smelt ores" This is one of the most common forms of deforestation during the 1700 to 180...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 100 years in tuolomne...
January 01, 7:09am

My 2013 Top Ten List of Adventurers Doing Things Outdoors (*usually with a backpack on)
One of my favorites: desertpaincave.blogspot.com

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My 2013 Top Ten List of Adventurers Doing Things Outdoors (*usually with a backpack on)
January 01, 6:33am

Hammocks and back issues
I sleep on a very firm mattress at home for back comfort reasons. I tend to move from back to side, to back to other side all night long when I sleep in my bed or on the ground. Combination of...

In Hammocks » Hammocks and back issues
December 31, 10:57am

hanging a hammock in the garage?
I just received a Vivere Universal stand yesterday. I went that route because it is relatively light and portable. I wanted something that I can use when at the cabin or car camping in other loc...

In Hammocks » hanging a hammock in the garage?
December 31, 10:44am

Hooded or non hooded baselayer for cold weather running
I'm generalizing here, bu it seems to me that people who have a lot of hair on their heads don't understand and don't like hoods. Those that have none or very little hair on their h...

In GEAR » Hooded or non hooded baselayer for cold weather running
December 27, 4:25pm

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