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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
That should work except for one bad thing shown in the diagram, the fixed end is shown dangling. I asume they are going to hang a weight or something from the fixed end, but the one problem with a...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 12, 7:17am

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
Re: "hybrid" of a soft shackle and a UCR where the "eye" of the soft shackle holds on to a diamond knot at the end of the adjustable length UCR." I'm not familiar wi...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 10, 6:07pm

Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)"
I use whoppie slings for both hammock and tarp. I got rid of all metal from my hammock and tarp suspension by using Soft Shackles with the easy release pull tabs. Easy to use and durable. I may...

In Hammocks » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 10, 5:37am

Warbonnet
I Have a double layer Warbonnet as well and tried a 24"x72x1/8" Evazote pad. I found that it moved around a bit through the night and wasn't quite wide enough. I also experienced a...

In Hammocks » Warbonnet
March 10, 5:26am

EE 0* Revelation as an UQ attachment.
P.S. I think I have the same hammock stand and am taking it on a long cross country driving/camping/hiking trip. That way I can hang in RV parks and other car camping areas without trees.

In Hammocks » EE 0* Revelation as an UQ attachment.
March 03, 4:30pm

EE 0* Revelation as an UQ attachment.
That's how many of us do it. The hard part is adjusting the tension on the bungees enough to seal the gaps without compressing the down to much. Too much or too little can lead to CBS(Cold ...

In Hammocks » EE 0* Revelation as an UQ attachment.
March 03, 4:26pm

condensation
Good point. I never experience the dampness when ground camping on a pad, but do, but only slightly, when I use a pad in a hammock with an under-quilt in cold weather. Others have the same expe...

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
March 03, 1:08pm

sleeping system
I know I have used 30 degree quilts and sleeping bag down to 15 degrees, but I wear layers, including a down hooded sweater to bed and use warm sleeping pads (or underquilt if I'm in a hammock)...

In GEAR » sleeping system
February 19, 8:07am

Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
I don't find quilts drafty. I did the first time I used one in the cold, but quickly figured out how to use them. I felt a slight draft in the foot box, but that was easily fixed by properly...

In GEAR » Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
February 19, 7:53am

New Sleeping Pad- Venture Products
It would probably end up being more comfortable than evazote and other UL foam pads. It may not insulate very well because of the compression aspect, but combined with a 1/8" or 1/4" tor...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » New Sleeping Pad- Venture Products
February 13, 5:15am

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