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Re: New shelter
"Misting is not the same as condensation falling from the inside of a silnylon wall. Fact: Most silnylon has a hydrostatic head of only 1000 to 1200mm. Under hard rain pressure the fabric will...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 23, 8:18am

Re: Cartridges For Coleman Exponent
I've been able to find the cartridges locally at REI, and I believe that Coleman is committed to continue making the cartridges at least for the foreseeable future. And, as a last resort, Cole...

In GEAR » Cartridges For Coleman Exponent
January 23, 8:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TT Moment
"Is there a seam on the tarp? Do you use one of those ridgeline setups where the line is strung between two trees and the tarp attached to it, and if so, was the line below the tarp? The only ...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 22, 1:20am

Re: Scarp
"So what do you guys think of the scarp? How does it compare to the moment?" Don't have a Moment, but I do have the Scarp 1 with the new fly. It's a very nice four season tent...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 21, 7:40pm

Re: New Shelter
"My experience is that in a major downpour, water will find its way through if there is a way through, even when the way is not apparent to the naked eye. This can occur at a seam, as noted by...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 21, 7:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: TT Moment
"Hmmm, seems strange. Silnylon, maybe (though I haven't experienced it), cuben seems unlikely. Are you sure the rain wasn't just misting the condensation off the inside of the tent? I ...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 21, 4:27pm

Re: TT Moment
"You'll hear about single wall silnylon tents "misting" in a driving thunderstorm and it may be true but I've not yet experienced that problem." I had that problem wi...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 21, 2:09pm

Re: best winter pack for carrying snowshoes
I've had good luck with an REI Flash 65 pack: http://www.rei.com/product/778468 They also have a 50L model. Not the absolute lightest available, but still light and comfortable.

In GEAR » best winter pack for carrying snowshoes
January 21, 2:07pm

Re: Re: Down bags for side sleepers
If you're talking about hammock sleeping, then I agree that a Nunatak quilt is the way to go, with some kind of balaclava for warmth on the head (Of course, Nunatak makes an excellent one for r...

In GEAR » Down sleeping bags for side sleepers (with stretch)
January 15, 2:25pm

Re: Down sleeping bags for side sleepers (with stretch)
I've had very good luck with the MontBell Super Stretch Down 800 series. The elasticized baffles work very well in allowing you to move and stretch inside the bag and to give you room to add i...

In GEAR » Down sleeping bags for side sleepers (with stretch)
January 14, 7:54pm

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