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Steven McAllister (brooklynkayak) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Atlantic North East
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flash pocket
Thanks. I can't find anyone in the states who has it in stock. May have to order from Europe. I saw one place that was selling it for around 10 Euros, plus shipping.

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
June 24, 2:03am

Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
It looks like the HMG Porter Stuff Sack is designed to clip onto vertical daisy chain straps. It would work, but would require minor modification and/or added bungees and hooks. It does look li...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
June 23, 4:35am

Lightning Mods
Re: "Exped add-on external mesh pocket" Add on mesh pockets have been around as long as I can remember and many pack manufacturers sell them. I had considered getting one and didn'...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
June 22, 4:50am

same dilemna
@Mo... I think I agree with most of your observations about the Lightning. I don't have problem with the frame hitting my head since I have a fairly long torso and so the "T" is a...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
June 21, 6:27pm

Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
Thanks Bradford. Regarding water pockets, I'm sort of OK with the water bottle pockets on the Lightning, but I use skinny 20 oz soda/pop bottles with the more rounded bottoms. I can see how ...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
June 21, 4:20pm

Mids vs arch supported
Regarding the simplicity of a mid, compared to a rectangular tarp, it depends on the pitch. A flat tarp pitched flying diamond is insanely easy to pitch and a pitch I have often used when I am l...

In GEAR » Mids vs arch supported
June 10, 5:27pm

We need a grill sale here on BPL
I have been very happy with my old set of Stix. Sad to know that you are no longer going to manufacture them. They are far superior to typical titanium tent stakes, when used that way. The lon...

In Gear Deals » We need a grill sale here on BPL
June 10, 4:48pm

Aluminized Cuben Shelters
Too bad it's so heavy. Even 0.7 cuben is very durable and considered overkill for shelters. I know my 0.7 cuben tarp survived a big branch falling on it from the top of a tall oak tree. The...

In Gear Deals » Aluminized Cuben Shelters
June 10, 3:48pm

Read and Reply
As an UL hiker I wouldn't bring this on a long trek, but most people do short distance overnight hikes and/or car camp. It could also be handy for day hikers and kayak/canoe trips. It could ...

In Gear Deals » Introducing New AirLight Backpacking Seat. Looking for Feedback.
June 10, 3:20pm

UL Essentials
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In Gear Swap » FS: UL Essentials
June 08, 6:54am

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