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Re: Mike
I tried various iterations with my Trek, including bonding stays to a stiffer CCF pad in the pad pocket. Eventually gave up and got a real pack.

In GEAR » GoLite pack question
January 11, 5:13pm

Re: HMG Porter Pack: Any long term Durability Reports?
I've got the Expedition pack (now called the Porter 4400). I've had it out for about 10 days on the trail so far, and I've no negatives as of yet. I've gone through a two hour rai...

In GEAR » HMG Porter Pack: Any long term Durability Reports?
January 10, 5:32pm

Re: Dumb question about inflating X-therm
One more vote for the microburst. Attach it, do some chores for a few minutes, then top off as needed with you own breath.

In GEAR » Dumb question about inflating X-therm
January 04, 8:34pm

Re: Going from hammocking to the ground - and now stuck in between
I'm a side sleeper on the ground, but have no issues with sleeping on my backin a hammock. I generally sleep on the diagonal in an asymetrical hammock. I agree that using an undercover take...

In GEAR » Going from hammocking to the ground - and now stuck in between
January 04, 8:23pm

Re: Garmont Excursion
What he said.

In GEAR » Salomon X adventure 6 or Garmont Excursion?
January 03, 8:12am

Re: Re: BPL winter footwear article weakness
> In fact, the worst conditions imho are just below freezing. The > snow sits on your footwear and melts - and the ice cold water > gets in. Way below 0 C, the snow stays as snow. Above ...

In GEAR » Winter Socks
December 27, 8:20am

Re: Re: Winter Gloves and Miitts system
Rbh Designs makes a few excellent mitts with built-in VBL. I purchased both their lighter and heavier versions. I use various weight liner gloves with the lighter mitts. I used to bring the heav...

In GEAR » Winter Gloves and Miitts system
December 16, 7:19am

Re: Re: Winter when?
Also, take a look at the down clothing at Nunatak.

In GEAR » It's the time of year for.. DOWN PARKAS! Advice on a warm one...
November 16, 7:48pm

wear it when in camp, not on the trail
I'll give you my personal usage. I put on VBL once I get into camp, and remove it before I start to hike in the morning. For me, I sweat too much while on the move, but it works wonderfully a...

In GEAR » VBL questions
November 16, 7:38pm

Re: Just Say No To Wicking: Non-Traditional Base Layers Based on a Next-to-Skin Fishnet Model
I still use my old polypropylene fishnet shirt I got from L.L. Bean at least 20 years ago. Great for cooler hikes.

In Editor's Roundtable » Just Say No To Wicking: Non-Traditional Base Layers Based on a Next-to-Skin Fishnet Model
November 14, 7:36am

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