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All Forum Posts by Don Wilson

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Re: Can you guide me which digital camera best for my profession?
Mark - Check out previous threads here on lightweight cameras. For more serious review of Canon (or any) cameras, go to They have very detailed and excellent reviews. Don

In Photography » Can you guide me which digital camera best for my profession?
October 10, 7:20am

Abbey Journals
You can buy a printed (and edited) version of the journals. It's called Confessions of a Barbarian. Good reading. Abbey was a complex man. I'm not sure what Sam was able to see, but t...

In Chaff » Edward Abbey- Desert Solitaire
September 23, 10:33pm

Clothes for tall skinny types
I definitely fit this category, 6'4", 175 lbs. For pants, I like Arc'Teryx becuase they have long sizes, good quality, but mostly high prices. I just love AT Gamma LT pants. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Which apparel makers are recommended for tall, skinny body types?
September 22, 8:31pm

Re: Some SPAM needs to be removed

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Some SPAM needs to be removed
September 13, 9:24am

SUL 1100 and Bushbuddy
We're working our hardest to get both Bushbuddies and all Ti pots back in stock soon. It's been a challenge, but we're just about there. Don

In GEAR » Which SP trek 900 fits the bushbuddy best?
August 08, 7:17pm

Hiking in Europe
Good commentary and photos, Roger. Most hiking in Europe is so civilized. Definitely not wilderness in most cases, but extremely pleasant in it's unique fashion. Last year on the GR10 ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Track Notes Part 2: GR5 in France
July 24, 12:49pm

Re: Re: iPhone GPS screen shot
Hi John - Yes, good point re assistance to the GPS. Mostly I wanted to let people see the integration of Google maps and the GPS. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with navig...

In GEAR » iPhone 3G GPS mini-review
July 18, 7:28am

iPhone GPS screen shot
Yeah, I agree the potential with the iPhone is incredible. It is important for people to know that the software that is available today is not really intended for off road use yet. But the qua...

In GEAR » iPhone 3G GPS mini-review
July 17, 10:58pm

RE: Industrial Civilization
Hi Everyone - While it is perfectly appropriate to debate sustainability, it is not appropriate on our forums to denigrate specific religions or peoples. We've deleted a handful of posts on...

In Chaff » Does anyone actually think that industrial civilization is sustainable?
July 05, 11:11am

Re: Re: Forum activity... has it decreased?
We have not looked at the measurement of posts onto the forums, which is what I think you are descrbing here as activity. But I can tell you that the volume of traffic on the forums is significant...

In Chaff » Forum activity... has it decreased?
June 05, 3:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Wilson

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Western Mountaineering SummerLite
Agreed. A superb bag - at the top of the pile for light mummy bags. See our review at:

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 21, 10:57am

Nike Lava Dome
Thanks for that blast from the past Randy. I wore a pair of Lava Domes for several years, including over 20 days of climbing on El Cap in Yosemite. Nothing is tougher on shoes than time spent aid cli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 27, 7:20pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
His writing is unforgettable. In The Man Who Walked Through Time he describes a day spent lying naked on a beach along the Colorado, in a remote section of the Grand Canyon. I'll never forget his desc...

In Books and Media
November 21, 9:56pm

Montane Featherlite H2O
This jacket certainly caught our attention at BPL. We recently obtained a test sample from Montane and we'll be doing a full review. I'm anxious to get in into some nasty conditions. If it even has re...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 3:56pm

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
I agree but of note for potential buyers - the XL is 13 ounces, more additional weight than I would have expected. But it is an excellent jacket. I'm still giving it a 5 also.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 29, 1:27pm

GoLite Virga
We'll be taking a closer look at the Virga in the near future. But the prototype version we tested was an exceptionally light jacket at 6 ounces, and performed reasonably well. It is lacking in du...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 24, 8:24pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
Hope you all have seen our SPOTLITE review of the SkahaPlus, published last December. The Skaha is really a superb performer in loft per weight. And the new optional features give you a chance to mak...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 01, 11:41am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I've had mine for 6 months or so. I find I use it more than any other piece of insulating clothing. I've used it in the desert, mountains, rain forest - you name it. It stuffs easily into its own pock...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 07, 5:27pm