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All Forum Posts by Don Selesky

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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

Re: compact camera for backpacking
I'll give you a somewhat different response, a bit over your price point. I brought a Canon G10 with me to CO this summer when we did the San Juan Mountains. While it's a very good poin...

In GEAR » compact camera for backpacking
January 14, 7:18am

Re: Tarp tent
I had an issue with installing my upgraded Scarp 1 fly, and received a telephone and several email messages from Henry to assist me. Yes, he's there.

In GEAR » Tarp tent
January 14, 7:06am

Re: Re: Re: next question...
"I truly don't understand the issues so many people have with the bottom entry on the Hennessey Hammocks." In cooler to cold weather you need some kind of insulation below you. Yo...

In GEAR » Solo shelter options
January 13, 12:14pm

Re: Try a Hennessy
My favorite hammock right now is the Warbonnet. The Hennessy has issues with the bottom entry slit, and needing to put a pad on the bottom of the hammock for insulation. Also, take a look at th...

In GEAR » Solo shelter options
January 12, 7:51am

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

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