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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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I have to agree about desert hiking, my favourite as well. Of course carrying all that water can be a drag in some sections.

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
September 04, 5:50pm

What to do with old wool socks?
Re: "1983 sock cozy option" That's what I do for a swimming suit.

In GEAR » What to do with old wool socks?
August 26, 1:47pm

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

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