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All Forum Posts by Don Selesky

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Re: Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
I've joined the ranks of the tree dwellers. Much more comfortable than the typical rocks and roots you need to sleep on out east. Used a tarp/bug net combination a few years ago in Colorado, ...

In GEAR » Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
August 22, 7:29pm

Re: Please help me find a good backpack
Take a look at one of the 4400 ci packs from Hyperlite Mountain Gear. They're light (around 2.25 pounds), solidly built, and waterproof. I have the Porter 4400, and found that it's very c...

In GEAR » Please help me find a good backpack
August 18, 5:02am

Re: Re: Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?
Great reply, Roger. Thanks. "So why do we go for UL shell fabric? To reduce the weight of the shell. No other reason." That brings up the obvious question, is there a significant d...

In GEAR » Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?
August 14, 6:18pm

Re: Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
A few years ago my hiking buddy and I did a section of the Long Trail in Vermont in mid-March. I was trying to get my winter pack weight down to a minimum, partly by using a tarp and bivy sack for...

In GEAR » Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
July 25, 8:43pm

Re: Re: LL Bean
Spent a night in the NH White Mountain NF in 35F and solid rain all night. Basically, 100% humidity. My Nunatac quilt lost significant loft overnight, but fortunately had enough reserve that I di...

In GEAR » Down bag for Summer in Olympic National Park?
May 03, 8:39pm

Re: Hammock to start with?
I'll echo the above recommendations for either a Hennessy Zip model or a Warbonnet hammock. My current hammock is the Warbonnet Blackbird XLC. It's longer than most and very comfortable. ...

In GEAR » Hammock to start with?
March 27, 12:52pm

Re: Keeping your sleeping bag dry in freezing temps
Another vote for some kind of VBL. You can use a VBL bag inside the sleeping bag, but that would mean that the moisture would be retained in any clothing you'd be wearing. That would not be g...

In GEAR » Keeping your sleeping bag dry in freezing temps
March 26, 5:40am

Re: Re: NeoAir XLite reflective delamination
I prefer inflating the pad with the Microburst battery powered pump, and only add a few breaths for firmness. Don't know if this will help in the long run, but it certainly couldn't hurt.

In GEAR » NeoAir XLite reflective delamination
February 18, 6:33am

Re: Thor Lo socks
I use ThorLo Light Hikers as my daily socks, and they last for years. Very happy with the quality.

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 10, 4:45am

Re: Re: Re: 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
"Pack did not fit. I bought the wrong size. Quite the issue." I saw a review of a hammock where the reviewer gave it a mediocre score because he didn't have many trees where he ...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 27, 5:51pm

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