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All Forum Posts by Don Selesky

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Re: Re: Nunatak in winter?
"However, my concern with sleeping with down clothing on especially with Bivy is your sweat wetting out down clothes thereby making them less insulative when needed around camp. If you are in ...

In GEAR » Nunatak in winter?
December 02, 1:23pm

Re: Nunatak in winter?
I hope so, because I've got an Arc Expedition on order, along with a balaclava, down pants, and mukluks. This, combined with a down parka, should work well in a hammock in New England winters....

In GEAR » Nunatak in winter?
December 02, 7:52am

Re: winter sleep system
My personal suggestion is to carry a bag/pad combo for the coldest temperatures you expect to see, and use your parka with the bag for conditions you *didn't* expect, such as a cold snap, extre...

In GEAR » winter sleep system
September 26, 2:24pm

Re: Osprey Aether 85
Clifford, Scott, thanks for your feedback on the Aether 85.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 20, 7:47am

Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
"Did you look at the other backpack article released? It features many lightweight high volume packs." Except for the Golite Oddessy, all the packs are well under 5000 ci. The article...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 18, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
"The volume is 3800 c.i. (62L) with the collar extended, plus side water bottle pockets." My problem is I typically need around 5000 cubic inches of pack to haul everything, so a 3800 ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 17, 3:46pm

Re: Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
My big problem is finding a high volume but lightweight pack for winter camping in NH. Since the temps can get well below 0F I need plenty of insulation, but the total weight is very little, consi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
September 17, 9:37am

Re: re: daks snowshoes
"I've been hiking/climbing/mountaineering in the White's for 21 years and resort to wearing snowshoes maybe once or twice per winter. I can't believe the Daks are all that much dif...

In GEAR » Winter Hiking, Snow shoeing and Peak bagging Adirondacks
September 11, 9:07am

Re: Re: Re: Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
"My biggest concern with the sleeping bag is this: after a nights sleep yes I can brush off most of the frost, but there always seems to be a small layer of frost which adheres." The q...

In GEAR » Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
August 22, 9:04am

Re: Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
It's been my experience that under those conditions you're going to get frost simply because of your breath condensing in the tent. A well ventilated tent will help minimize that, but it w...

In GEAR » Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
August 21, 9:20am

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