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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

Re: Not quite the same
Hammock socks are breathable so the moisture in your breath can escape. A waterproof sock, short of the usual GoreTex wonder fabric, would trap that moisture inside, and even with Event (which I a...

In GEAR » waterproof hammock sock
January 25, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Going from a Bag to a Quilt
"seems like with a quilt, air would get in around the edges when you first lay down, you could tuck it in, but as you roll around at night, it would come out and there'de be air gaps&qu...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 22, 1:45pm

Re: Going from a Bag to a Quilt
I much prefer a quilt to a sleeping bag for hammock use. Much easier to get in and out of the hammock that way. Trying to get into a sleeping bag requires more contortions than I want to go throu...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 22, 11:39am

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