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Re: Winter Pack recomendations
I'll second the recommendation for the HMG Porter (Expedition?) 4400. Solid pack that carries well, and works well as a winter pack.

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 21, 9:49pm

Re: The first sleeping bag hammock???
Skipping the obvious, and well-deserved, sarcasm, I really don't see the advantage of marrying a hammock with insulation. It means that to camp at a temperature outside the range of the hammoc...

In GEAR » The first sleeping bag hammock???
June 05, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Why the obsession over sleeping bag/quilt warmth but not sleeping pad warmth?
I generally use a pad underneath me in a hammock, a tarp that extends below the hammock, and possibly a nylon "sock" to prevent breezes from directly touching the hammock bottom. I'l...

In GEAR » Why the obsession over sleeping bag/quilt warmth but not sleeping pad warmth?
May 19, 6:41pm

Re: Re: Why the obsession over sleeping bag/quilt warmth but not sleeping pad warmth?
"There is a big difference in the "ground." Dark, wet soils are more conductive of heat than soft dry duff. Rock and ice is more conductive than snow by a large difference. A summer ...

In GEAR » Why the obsession over sleeping bag/quilt warmth but not sleeping pad warmth?
May 19, 12:55pm

Re: Sizing advice for HMG pack
I'd ask HMG directly for their guidance. FWIW, I normally take a large pack size, but needed a medium for my Porter 4400.

In GEAR » Sizing advice for HMG pack
May 09, 7:02am

Re: Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
"1. Insulation is less resistant to moisture degradation;" Sorry, shouldn't that read "more resistant?"

In Editor's Roundtable » Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
March 05, 8:55am

Re: Re: MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
Ah, thanks. Good to see it's just temporary.

In GEAR » MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
February 12, 1:54pm

MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
Maybe I've been living under a rock too long and missed the memo, but I just noticed that the category of sleeping bag is missing from the US website. The Japanese website lists some, but only...

In GEAR » MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
February 12, 1:32pm

Re: Hammock for Frigid weather
I was out a couple weeks ago in -8F in a hammock up in NH. Very comfortable. Used several pads underneath me, a nice warm down quilt on top, plus the usual down pants and parka. No big deal. Th...

In GEAR » Hammock for Frigid weather
January 03, 8:07pm

Re: Most comfortable lightweight pack?
Suggest you get one of the Hyperlight Mountain Gear packs. They're built using a Cuben hybrid, and are very light, durable, *and* comfortable.

In GEAR » Most comfortable lightweight pack?
December 08, 4:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm