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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Atlantic North East
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CityBrooklyn
StateNY
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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
Re: "The undercover can be Pertex or Driducks and does not need to be waterproof to be a windbreak." Or even very light ripstop, which breaths even better and inexpensive. It could e...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
November 25, 7:53am

Learning to poncho (a recent convert)
One thing that I've found is that a your typical 5x8(or 9) style poncho tarp was generally fine for me in more arid climates, but not so much in wetter environments. I lean toward either big...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning to poncho (a recent convert)
November 07, 12:33pm

How to cache water in a forest?
Regarding caching food, I'd cache things like grits, oatmeal, rice, ..., in soft drink bottles. This will hide the scent pretty good, are hard to chew through and are reusable. Peanut butt...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 05, 5:29pm

Re: Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
Thanks Roger. You were the person that most influenced my change to light trail runners.

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 02, 1:38pm

fs: Closet clean out Zpacks, Six Moon Designs, Golite, iPhone 6
PM sent for Zpacks Top Side pockets

In Gear Swap » fs: Closet clean out Zpacks, Six Moon Designs, Golite, iPhone 6
November 02, 8:24am

Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
It can take some getting used to minimalist trail runners. I went from stiff sole, elevated heel mid-height runners to minimalist low tops. I used to roll my ankles a lot and assumed I needed...

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 02, 7:27am

Light hammocks
Although the lighter thicknesses of cuben may not be durable enough, I'd bet the heavier duty cuben (0.74 or thicker) would be very durable. There is a very big difference in the durability of ...

In Hammocks » UL hammock makers? Who?
October 30, 10:14am

Re: Cuben FS Tent
Other than the flexibility issue with freestanding tents, you also have the fact that people make the mistake of not staking their tent down or at least not secure enough. I was on one trip with...

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 30, 4:35am

Hammock Forums
I agree that Hammock Forums is a great source for info, but be aware that most people who post there have only a minor concern about the weight of their gear. You will see a lot of advice that w...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
October 29, 4:19pm

Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
I find that unless a sleeping pad is very wide, it's not warm enough. Anything touching the sides of the hammock would get cold. Arms and hips when sleeping on my back and knees when on my side...

In Hammocks » Hammock newbie, some questions and thoughts
October 28, 11:23am

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