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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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trimming a ccf pad
I never had much luck with a ccf pad inside my BB double layer. It would always work it's way out from under my body. Didn't matter if it was directly under me or in between the double laye...

In Hammocks » trimming a ccf pad
August 18, 2:04pm

pad/underquilt combo
A pad can add warmth, if you can get it to stay under you. I've always had problems getting a narrow pad to stay in place, even inside of the two layers of a double layer hammock. People do...

In Hammocks » pad/underquilt combo
August 18, 1:50pm

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
Oh, duh, of course. I know what you mean. I'd probably go the figure 8 knot because I think it would be the easiest to untie after all the tension that is applied to it. My instinct is tha...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
August 18, 10:59am

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
Most people use marlin spike hitches when using loop-less tree straps. Very simple and reliable when tied correctly. I quit bringing toggles along and just use found objects instead. The toggle do...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
August 18, 10:31am

It seems to me that the Bias Buginator is one of the best designs. I use a hmmock with an integrated bugnet, but it uses a zipper, wich adds weight and can be unreliable. The buginator does not an...

In Hammocks » Bugnets
July 02, 3:59pm

Dream Hammocks
I suspect a heavier weight Cuben would have been fine. I could see that happening with the real light Cuben. I know I have ripped some of the lighter ripstop fabrics. The stress on the fabric gets...

In Hammocks » Dream Hammocks
July 02, 3:46pm

BIAS Weight Weenie Micro Hammock
Thanks for the review. We don't get enough hanging reviews on BPL and hammockforums doesn't get a lot of emphasis on light backpacking

In Hammocks » BIAS Weight Weenie Micro Hammock
July 02, 3:39pm

bicycle spokes
The only problem with bicycle spokes would be their tendency to bend if they aren't fully inserted into the ground. I have this problem with the standard ti-hooks sometimes when winds are re...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
June 30, 4:15am

Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
I agree that polycryo has the best toughness to weight ratio and I use it most of the time. I do use Tyvek at times when I need the extra puncture resistance since I use a blow-up pad and sometim...

In GEAR » Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
June 23, 9:37am

Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
My experience has shown that although Tyvek is slightly breathable it is waterproof. Some water vapor may be able to penetrate, but liquid water does not. Liquid water does penetrate through pi...

In GEAR » Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
June 22, 3:55am

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