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All Forum Posts by Don Selesky

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Re: Which bivy do I buy? Your vote decides!
Another vote for the Soul Side Zip bivy. I have one in Momentum, because I use it under a tarp or in a leanto. Get the Event option if you need more waterproofness. Very well made.

In GEAR » Which bivy do I buy? Your vote decides!
December 24, 8:32am

Re: SMD Lunar Solo Enhanced
As a former Lunar Solo E owner I'd recommend the TarpTent Sublite Sil instead. I found it difficult to get a good pitch for the Lunar Solo on anything less than level ground, and when not taug...

In GEAR » SMD Lunar Solo Enhanced
December 24, 8:21am

Re: Scarp 1 Revision
[sigh] Also ordered my upgraded fly yesterday. It's nice to see a manufacturer support his customers as well as Henry does.

In GEAR » Scarp 1 Revision
December 22, 5:47pm

Re: Delorme?
"Right now I'm looking at the delorme PN-40. I like the features + the data plan but they don't have mac support." Yes, but you can set your Mac up for dual boot. For the ...

In GEAR » Buying a new GPS, please advise.
December 14, 5:48am

Re: Tent Platforms
A hammock has been my solution to "where the hell can you find level ground in the WMNF" problem, assuming you don't want to reuse the obvious sites adjacent to the trail, which are i...

In GEAR » Tent Platforms
December 13, 7:45pm

Re: -40 Degrees Sleeping Bag - Synthetic
For something in the -40F range I'd suggest a down bag from Feathered Friends or Western Mountaineering.

In GEAR » -40 Degrees Sleeping Bag - Synthetic
December 06, 11:09am

Re: Re: Sleeping & Shelter
"we used a tent that was made virtually like a baffled sleeping bag but without insulation in the baffles" Are you referring to a Stephenson tent? I use an older 2R for winter camping.

In GEAR » Sleeping system & clothing in winter
December 06, 8:14am

Re: Re: Sleeping system & clothing in winter
"There's no reason why you can't use a quilt system in winter - we do." Agreed. I use a Nunatak Arc Expedition for winter, with additional clothing or insulation as conditions...

In GEAR » Sleeping system & clothing in winter
December 06, 8:10am

Re: powemax fuel - lowest temp
Thanks for the tip. I'll be heading up there mid-January, and I'll stop by the outlet. Fortunately I've been accumulating Powermax supplies, so I have several stove repair kits, a s...

In GEAR » Powermax fuel - lowest useable temp
December 04, 7:20pm

Re: powemax fuel - lowest temp
"Did you use the powermax canister cold - or did you have to warm it up at all?" In the Northeast I usually just run them cold, as long as it isn't too cold, although as Roger poi...

In GEAR » Powermax fuel - lowest useable temp
December 04, 5:07pm

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