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Re: Re: Re: First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
I'm trying *not* to buy any more sleeping bags, as I'm already past my quota. :-)

In GEAR » First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
June 12, 10:11am

Re: First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
I can't comment on their sleeping bags, but their clothing line has been excellent so far.

In GEAR » First Ascent Karakoram bags... what's the good word?
June 10, 7:32pm

Re: Lightweight rain gear recommendations
You could always try some breathable cuben rain gear from Zpacks. The top and bottoms together weigh 7.5 oz.

In GEAR » Lightweight rain gear recommendations
May 27, 2:10pm

Re: rain
It depends on where you hike. In the Northeast, you can get caught in the rain for a few days.

In GEAR » which size tarp should I get?
May 11, 3:20pm

Re: Humidity
A few years ago my hiking buddy and I went out in temps just above freezing, with frequent rain and high humidity. We used hammocks with good tarps, and down quilts. Both of us saw significant re...

In GEAR » Help picking a quilt
May 11, 5:31am

Re: Customer Service
I waited 2 years 3 months from the time he cashed my check. He kept claiming production problems, which may very well been the case, but the issue was always that he was "unreachable" wh...

In GEAR » Big Sky International - Evolution 2P Tent (Why and How I Got One)
May 10, 3:24pm

Re: How about wind storm?
Given that your quilt and underquilt are both rated to the lowest temperatures you expect to see, I'd recommend sleeping in your normal insulated clothes for extra warmth. I generally downrate...

In GEAR » winter hammocking
April 27, 7:33pm

Re: Re: RE Re: adding a jacket to a UQ
There's a big difference in using a pad with a bottom entry hammock, a single-bottom side zip hammock, and a double bottom hammock. Don't even get me started on trying to climb into the or...

In GEAR » Advice needed on Hammock Setup
April 25, 12:56pm

Re: hammock pads
My experience has been that with a reasonably sized hammock with the side lines staked out that the hammock doesn't bunch up around my shoulders. The issue is my elbows pressing against the ha...

In GEAR » Advice needed on Hammock Setup
April 23, 4:00pm

Re: Re: Advice needed on Hammock Setup
"Don, being a family friendly site, we can't go into details but I have to ask...how on earth do you use a pee bottle in a hammock?" Very, very carefully. :-) I use a Nalgene b...

In GEAR » Advice needed on Hammock Setup
April 23, 3:55pm

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