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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Underquilt or Pad?
Regarding Te-wa, Are they still in business? Their website has been severely broken for several months.

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
December 09, 4:55pm

hammock in, tent out?
One option for my question: "So I end up bringing a blow-up pad as well as a quilt which adds too much weight. I hope to get a compromise worked out over the winter. Any suggestions?" ...

In Hammocks » hammock in, tent out?
December 09, 4:12pm

WM Megalite 30 + Jacks R' Better Shenandoah Quilt = winter bag?
Here is the formula that was posted on Hammockforums.net by Pan from Jacks-R-Better: First estimate take the send bag reating subtract it from 70, devide that number by two and then subtract it ...

In GEAR » WM Megalite 30 + Jacks R' Better Shenandoah Quilt = winter bag?
December 09, 12:39pm

WM Megalite 30 + Jacks R' Better Shenandoah Quilt = winter bag?
Jacks-R-Better has or had a page with a formula for combining tarps/bags. I find that wearing a down hoodie adds a lot of warmth if it isn't getting squished to much by a tight bag. A qui...

In GEAR » WM Megalite 30 + Jacks R' Better Shenandoah Quilt = winter bag?
December 09, 12:35pm

The search for a perfect 1+ season air sleeping pad continues...
Do a little more research on the Klymet pads. They make several styles. I know I tried one of the pads with holes in it in the store and found it quite comfortable. The concept is good for sl...

In GEAR » The search for a perfect 1+ season air sleeping pad continues...
December 08, 6:12pm

Western Mountaineering Bag Expande
@Michael, Will do.

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
December 08, 1:47pm

Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
OK, I ordered one. I figured it saves me money by allowing me more layering options instead of buying a real winter quilt/bag.

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
December 08, 5:07am

bamboo charcoal socks/clothing?
I remember reading that bamboo charcoal is used in the production of a type Rayon. It supposedly isn't as stinky as other synthetics, but I have my suspicions. Other than that, I agree with...

In GEAR » bamboo charcoal socks/clothing?
December 08, 3:57am

Seriously Considering It
I am really considering this. Thanks for pointing it out. I had been wanting to use my Summerlite with another summer bag I have, but they are both fairly tight fitting and compress too much whe...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Bag Expander
December 08, 2:59am

hanging
I have been gradually migrating to a system that is primarily a hammock, but can be dropped to the ground when hanging is not feasible. You need a tarp with a hammock and that same tarp works wh...

In Hammocks » hammock in, tent out?
December 07, 4:20pm

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