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Re: What's your favorite backcountry camera?
My priorities are for image quality over ruggedness and weatherproofing - that can be solved with the right case. For maximum portability and minimum weight, I use a Canon G10. The current equi...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 19, 8:16pm

Re: hammock?
"hammock?" Beat me to it. As long as you have either a good enough pad or an external underquilt, you'll be fine. The snow should roll off the hammock tarp, assuming you pitch ...

In GEAR » What would be your ideal shelter for weathering one foot of east coast (sub-alpine) snow?
October 08, 3:50pm

Re: hammock plus
"@Don & John: Gonna have to give it a try but as John says the tossing and turning might be problematic. Getting in and out I still have a few concerns What do y'all do when there are ...

In GEAR » best sleeping systems(tent) humid east
October 07, 6:57am

Re: So many choices
"@ Vick: The Hammock! I love the weight of the entire system. Around here for 3 seasons cold temps are not a factor so no problem there. It just doesn't seem like it would be comfortable. ...

In GEAR » best sleeping systems(tent) humid east
October 05, 3:24am

Re: Re: Spot 2 vs. McMurdo Fast Find
"A very flippant and light-hearted version of this might say that a PLB is an emergency beacon, while the SPOT is a fancy-that toy." OTOH, the Spot would be a very good way to keep the...

In GEAR » Spot 2 vs. McMurdo Fast Find
October 04, 7:02am

Re: Entertainment on the trail
If I can't sleep at night a good iPod touch with some videos passes the time.

In GEAR » Entertainment on the trail
October 04, 3:13am

Re: Ghost or Specialist quilt?
I'll echo the choice of the Specialist. For the extra ounce you get better coverage. While I haven't pushed my Specialist down to its 32F limit, Nunatak ratings are generally accurate.

In GEAR » Ghost or Specialist quilt?
October 02, 12:09am

Re: over top
With the MontBell bags the stretch system will have the bag close to your body whether or not you're wearing extra insulation. Plus, if you use VBL clothing, the insulation won't be gettin...

In GEAR » WM Summerlite vs. Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
October 01, 7:03pm

Re: WM Summerlite vs. Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
Another vote for either bag. Both are high quality, but I'd give the nod to WM for being maybe a bit higher quality. If you can live with the inner dimensions of a WM bag, you can't go ...

In GEAR » WM Summerlite vs. Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
October 01, 11:42am

Re: little trick
I've been using a cut-up Z-rest pad for additional rigidity. I cut the pad every second section, then use one or two of these pieces inside where the normal foam backpad is. Helps with load t...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
October 01, 1:54am

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