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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Atlantic North East
About Me Outdoors
Expedition kayaking
Backpacking
CityBrooklyn
StateNY
CountryUS

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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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

Kupilka
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

Women's Exped Lightning 60 alternative?
What about the Womens Lightning 45? Do you really need a pack as big as the 60? I personally use a mens 45 and find I can fit tons of stuff in it, enough for long desert hikes. Or maybe yo...

In GEAR » Women's Exped Lightning 60 alternative?
March 22, 9:22am

reminder of simple yet effective MUG
What, is BPL becoming like Reddit:-)

In Multiple Use Gear » reminder of simple yet effective MUG
March 20, 10:23am

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Re: NiMH, Unless NiMH have changed over the years, I would never ever consider them for below freezing weather. I've never had one make it through a cold night. My cell phone and camera ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 16, 4:11am

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
"My mother encouraged me to sleep with my Steripen..." Hmmm, I wonder .... :-)

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 13, 5:56pm

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Re: "And how can they be deemed gotten rid of if their little bug bodies are still there? Yuck." They are microscopic organisms, and they don't actually get killed, just geneticall...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 13, 5:42pm

Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
Thanks Dave, I can see how many would like the extra room, and for not that much more money or weight.

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 6:26am

All Reader Reviews by Steven McAllister

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GoLite Hut 1
I have the Hut 1. Recently had to pitch it on a flat exposed rock in 40+ MPH winds. Used heavy rocks instead of stakes. Pitched it tight to the ground. No problems. Because of the tight pitch, it...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 16, 10:30am