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try a digital camera
One thing you might consider is getting a still camera that takes videos, rather than a straight "video camera." Most of the new digital cameras have some kind of video capability. I...

In GEAR » recommend a camcorder?
April 21, 6:51am

Re: Take me down to zero
I'd take a look at Eddie Bauer's First Ascent Peak XV down jacket (parka, actually). It's warm, with 850 fill power down, and with a DWR nylon outer shell. It should be good to at lea...

In GEAR » Take me down to zero
March 31, 4:44am

Re: Under Armour and walking in tights..
I like to use tights by Rail Riders during warmer weather: http://www.railriders.com/men-pro-tights-p-874.html?cPath=104_109 I have an older model that I use. They support my leg muscle...

In GEAR » Under Armour and walking in tights..
March 30, 8:29pm

Re: Re: Under quilt used as Over quilt
"All the JRBs are multi function like that." The Mt. Washingtons don't; they're intended strictly as underquilts (not that you *can't* put one on top, but there's no fo...

In GEAR » Under quilt used as Over quilt
March 07, 2:25pm

Re: Under quilt used as Over quilt
I used the Nest as an overquilt when I was in the Rockies outside of Durango this summer. Spent a week in a hammock, with a pad underneath and the Nest over me, down to around 30F. I was warm and...

In GEAR » Under quilt used as Over quilt
March 07, 6:02am

Re: VBLs
"As for gloves, I prefer good GTX gloves with REMOVABLE thick pile or thinner fleece liners. I carry two spare sets of glove liners and a GTX OR mitten shell backup for extreme cold." ...

In GEAR » Some notes on ski/snow camping
March 04, 6:24am

Re: Lightest winter stove base material
Ray: Your stove base looks very similar to mine, except you use a circular base. I've set it up as a rectangle to also keep the Powermax canister off the snow. I do particularly like you...

In GEAR » Lightest winter stove base material
February 21, 7:19pm

Re: Lightest winter stove base material
"...is there a lighter material than wood which can be used which won't melt" I use a small section of a blue foam pad, covered with aluminum tape I get from the hardware store. N...

In GEAR » Lightest winter stove base material
February 19, 2:57am

Re: MLD Serenity vs bivy
At the risk of preaching heresy here, why not take both? Use the Serenity unless the conditions are bad enough you would want to use the bivy. Bivies, obviously, are less breathable than net sh...

In GEAR » MLD Serenity vs bivy
February 10, 6:45am

Re: Big Sky
"• pick the Revolution if you want to remove the interior. The Mirage interior is permanently attached and can not be removed. " Given the history of delayed customer shipments from ...

In GEAR » 2 Person Lightweight double wall tent
February 05, 8:13am

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