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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Steven McAllister

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Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
One important thing to remember is to wait until the full treatment time is up before you do anything to the water to get rid of the taste. I have found that the Aqua Mira taste, and I suspect s...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 21, 7:19am

Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
I have been a fan of the MLD Patrol Shelter for quite some time. It is my preferred shelter for ground camping. It is easy/quick to pitch, can be pitched low and tight for cold wind, pitched hi...

In GEAR » Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
October 21, 6:08am

Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
One problem with a mesh perimeter/door combination is that the combination is stuffier in warm weather than a full suspended inner net. If you are talking for solo use, you could get a solo pyra...

In GEAR » Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
October 21, 4:08am

Thru-Hike Pant System
I use my ground cloth as a rain skirt/kilt. If I was doing the AT, I'd probably bring a light/thin base layer, convertible hiking pants and wind pants. I'd also use my ground cloth as a ...

In GEAR » Thru-Hike Pant System
October 21, 3:26am

UL hammock makers? Who?
BIAS(Butt in a Sling) are very weight conscious. They have various weights and sizes to match the person using the hammock. They also have one of the best and lightest bugnet designs. I would...

In Hammocks » UL hammock makers? Who?
October 07, 4:03pm

Re: 2014
Hi Joe, I have been using a hammock instead of my Patrol Shelter lately when there are trees. I did use the Patrol Shelter a few times in Arizona desert and it worked great, but it was more l...

In GEAR » Patrol Shelter guy line length?
October 01, 3:28pm

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

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