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Re: Customer Service
I waited 2 years 3 months from the time he cashed my check. He kept claiming production problems, which may very well been the case, but the issue was always that he was "unreachable" wh...

In GEAR » Big Sky International - Evolution 2P Tent (Why and How I Got One)
May 10, 3:24pm

Re: How about wind storm?
Given that your quilt and underquilt are both rated to the lowest temperatures you expect to see, I'd recommend sleeping in your normal insulated clothes for extra warmth. I generally downrate...

In GEAR » winter hammocking
April 27, 7:33pm

Re: Re: RE Re: adding a jacket to a UQ
There's a big difference in using a pad with a bottom entry hammock, a single-bottom side zip hammock, and a double bottom hammock. Don't even get me started on trying to climb into the or...

In GEAR » Advice needed on Hammock Setup
April 25, 12:56pm

Re: hammock pads
My experience has been that with a reasonably sized hammock with the side lines staked out that the hammock doesn't bunch up around my shoulders. The issue is my elbows pressing against the ha...

In GEAR » Advice needed on Hammock Setup
April 23, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Advice needed on Hammock Setup
"Don, being a family friendly site, we can't go into details but I have to on earth do you use a pee bottle in a hammock?" Very, very carefully. :-) I use a Nalgene b...

In GEAR » Advice needed on Hammock Setup
April 23, 3:55pm

Re: Advice needed on Hammock Setup
I've been using a hammock for four season camping for a while now, taking them down to at least -5F in the winter. A few personal observations and opinions: - a flexible pad like a RidgeRes...

In GEAR » Advice needed on Hammock Setup
April 23, 3:14pm

Re: Best baffled down vest?
Ah, the Hooded Skaha Down Vest? It works for me.

In GEAR » Best baffled down vest?
April 15, 3:35pm

Re: Sleeping bag or quilt cold weather
First, if I'm out in the winter I try to stay out of the wind by using some kind of shelter or bivy. That way strong winds don't blast the sleeping bag all night long. I will use a quil...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag or quilt cold weather
January 18, 1:26pm

Re: winter gloves system
I've had excellent luck with the lighter weight mitts from RBH Designs, with the built-in VBL, combined with either a light-weight liner (EMS or OR) or a mid-weight liner inside. Never needed...

In GEAR » winter gloves system
January 03, 2:06pm

Re: what's your favorite winter pant?
Montbell Nomad softshell pants. Comfortable all day long over long underwear.

In GEAR » what's your favorite winter pant?
December 19, 10:59am

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