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"I know, not the thing you want to be venturing into without guided experience." Actually, all you need to do is camp within walking distance of your car so that, if disaster strikes, ...

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 08, 4:11pm

Re: Thanks everyone!
Should also mention, my hiking partner also uses the MontBell -20 down bag and has had good luck with it. As far as water condensing inside your outer layer of your sleeping bag, that sounds lik...

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 07, 7:34pm

Re: Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
I've used an earlier version of the MontBell UL Down Super Spiral Thingy, or whatever it's called these days. It's reasonably light for the warmth, and the ability for it to stretch a ...

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 07, 9:33am

Re: Re: expeditition backpacks
"Hyperlite Mountain Gear. I love my Porter." ... and my Expedition. 4400 cu in, with daisy chains to strap on more gear if required. Light, but carries well.

In GEAR » expeditition backpacks
July 07, 9:31am

Re: Tyvek vs. "treated" silnylon groundsheet
I've always just used a thin plastic sheet cut to be slightly smaller than the tent floor, and duct taped at the corners.

In GEAR » Tyvek vs. "treated" silnylon groundsheet
July 04, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Re: First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
I'm trying *not* to buy any more sleeping bags, as I'm already past my quota. :-)

In GEAR » First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
June 12, 10:11am

Re: First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
I can't comment on their sleeping bags, but their clothing line has been excellent so far.

In GEAR » First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
June 10, 7:32pm

Re: Lightweight rain gear recommendations
You could always try some breathable cuben rain gear from Zpacks. The top and bottoms together weigh 7.5 oz.

In GEAR » Lightweight rain gear recommendations
May 27, 2:10pm

Re: rain
It depends on where you hike. In the Northeast, you can get caught in the rain for a few days.

In GEAR » which size tarp should I get?
May 11, 3:20pm

Re: Humidity
A few years ago my hiking buddy and I went out in temps just above freezing, with frequent rain and high humidity. We used hammocks with good tarps, and down quilts. Both of us saw significant re...

In GEAR » Help picking a quilt
May 11, 5:31am

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