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Re: Gear you wish was still around and it's closest match
Coleman Xpert gas canister stove, a liquid feed type stove. Can't beat it for winter use. Bought a spare stove plus several repair kits, and enough canisters to last me a while. Don't ...

In GEAR » Gear you wish was still around and it's closest match
December 02, 6:45am

Re: Which of these packs will do better with heavier gear?
I've had good luck with both the ULA Catalyst and REI Flash 65 packs. For $150, that puts you in the REI 50 pack.

In GEAR » Which of these packs will do better with heavier gear?
December 02, 6:39am

"I'm on the fence with purchasing a VBL for my marmot hydrogen 30 degree sleeping bag. My hope is to push this bag to 10 - 15 degree weather while wearing mid weight thermals, inside the V...

In GEAR » Use of VBL
November 12, 6:52am

Re: vbl
"In what sort of weather do you need a vapor barrier?" Below freezing, at least. For me, preferably more like 10F - 20F. The colder and drier it is, the more valuable VBL is.

In GEAR » Use of VBL
November 12, 6:46am

Re: soft shell pants
I've been very happy with the MontBell soft shell pants I have.

In GEAR » soft shell pants
November 11, 6:53am

Re: Too much down?
Synthetics are most useful in cooler (not cold) weather when you expect rain. It's generally bulletproof, although you obviously don't *want* to get it wet if you can avoid it. As the i...

In GEAR » Too much down?
November 11, 6:50am

Re: Use of VBL
I generally use VBL on my torso, head, hands, and feet while I sleep, and my hands (and maybe feet) during the day. Very useful for extra warmth and keeping moisture out of the insulation. I'...

In GEAR » Use of VBL
November 11, 6:45am

Re: Recommend me a Winter glove system
I've settled on the lighter pair of RBH Designs' mitts, plus light and medium weight liner gloves. I use the RBH mitts alone when it's below freezing, adding a liner as it gets progres...

In GEAR » Recommend me a Winter glove system
November 05, 6:49am

Re: camera - quality vs convenience
"But for me, it still needs to be compact with 5x + optical zoom, and good battery life. Waterproof and shockproof would be nice, hd video is optional as well, but from what I am seeing, it co...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 20, 7:20am

Re: Winter Down Parka recommendations
Years ago I was out one winter at -13F, standing around chatting with people camping nearby while being perfectly warm and comfy. I used a large Marmot baffled down parka, plus the appropriate dow...

In GEAR » Winter Down Parka recommendations
October 19, 8:35pm

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