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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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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

Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
I agree that polycryo has the best toughness to weight ratio and I use it most of the time. I do use Tyvek at times when I need the extra puncture resistance since I use a blow-up pad and sometim...

In GEAR » Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
June 23, 9:37am

Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
My experience has shown that although Tyvek is slightly breathable it is waterproof. Some water vapor may be able to penetrate, but liquid water does not. Liquid water does penetrate through pi...

In GEAR » Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
June 22, 3:55am

Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
Tyvek is stronger and in fact the most durable ground cloth materials I've ever used. They make at least two different thicknesses. The thinnest version is very durable, the thicker stuff ...

In GEAR » Tyvek vs 2mil painters tarp
June 21, 10:37am

rehabbing flat feet
I agree with Roger and the modern consensuses about the use of arch support in shoes. There are too many case of people adjusting to walking without arch support and finding their issues goes aw...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
June 15, 5:48pm

Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
Regarding silt. I still prefer the steripen with murky water. Things to think about: You usually can't filter out the bad taste in water caused by tannin or other dissolved chemicals....

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 14, 6:02pm

Whoopie Sling Durability
If your woopies are made out of 7/64" Amsteel Blue, most are, they will be the least of your worries. I would be more worried about a rip in the hammock material and/or any carabiners or ma...

In Hammocks » Whoopie Sling Durability
June 14, 4:01pm

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