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Keith Selbo (herman666) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me I've been a camper all my life. BK: (before kids) the wife and I would throw our bikes and a little wheeled trunk in the back of the plane and head for the boonies just about every weekend. AK: Camping was a rarity, but we took day hikes with the kids. Now the kids are on their own and we've discovered lightweight backpacking. Been doing it for three years. Base pack weight is 14lb and decreasing. Tent is now a Hennessy Hyperlight and I've replaced the Miniworks with a Sawyer.

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All Forum Posts by Keith Selbo

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The thinner the line ...
The thinner the line, the deeper the cut in the branch. A slick polypropylene rope about 0.125 in. diameter is a good compromise between weight and thinness.

In Make Your Own Gear » making a bear bag system
May 19, 11:49am

add to your skill mix
Google the Klutz Book of Knots or find a knot website and learn how to reliably tie your line directly to a good heavy rock. No bag to carry or wear out. I used to use the rock sack. Trust me, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » making a bear bag system
May 19, 7:58am

Re: re. re-fueling
Lifting the pot and throwing in another hand full of wood just doesn't sound that complicated to me.

In Make Your Own Gear » 4.8 oz. micro woodgas stove
May 17, 11:53am

Wire saws
wire saws can be hard on the hands You can fix this by sticking objects through the rings to use as handles. Thumb diameter sticks work well as does my closed swiss army knife.

In GEAR » cutting firewood
May 17, 11:50am

advantages of gasification
What are the advantages of gassification? For this application, probably none. If you have time to search these threads, there's a post by a guy who showed that the holes at the tops of these...

In Make Your Own Gear » 4.8 oz. micro woodgas stove
May 17, 6:59am

Re: Re: 4.8 oz. micro woodgas stove
"It does not seem as though you have much wood capacity I don't follow. Can't you just add wood as the charge burns?

In Make Your Own Gear » 4.8 oz. micro woodgas stove
May 16, 1:50pm

photo's and grips.
Jonathan, 1. When you are typing your entry, there is an "Insert Image at Cursor" button up and to the right. Click on it and a window will open. Click the "Browse" button...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG trekking poles
May 16, 1:42pm

pictures
It looks big but extremely light. Do you have pictures of the fabrication? Source for the fiber?

In Make Your Own Gear » carbon fiber shovel
May 16, 1:33pm

starting gravity filter
I've used a Sawyer 0.1 micron filter for two years. I don't think there's any need for a valve. I just give the dirty side bag a gentle squeeze to get the water flowing and it's f...

In GEAR » Air Release For Gravity Filter System
May 15, 11:51am

Garcia states volume
Garcia didn't publish volume on their web site so I emailed them. They wrote back that their canister was approximately 600 cubic inches. Here is a chart updated with that information.

In GEAR » I have to buy Ber Canisters.... Crap
May 15, 11:18am

All Reader Reviews by Keith Selbo

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zpacks Arc Blast 52 liter
This pack has been so comfortable that I considered downgrading my other pack reviews to allow valid comparisons. Zpacks has made some changes to the Arc blast since I bought mine last year. I'll...

In Backpacks - External Frame
November 25, 12:24pm

Osprey Exos 58
I bought this pack for the loads imposed by longer hikes which exceed the comfort capacity of my GG Mariposa. The decision to buy was a long time coming because the 58 weighs a pound and two ounces mo...

In Backpacks - External Frame
March 28, 1:43pm

Hennessy CAT CAPE PONCHO RAINFLY
Product: CAT CAPE PONCHO RAINFLY Manufacturer: Hennessy Hammocks Weight: 9 oz. Price: $89 This Rain fly replaces the stock fly on a number of Hennessy models including the Hyperlight Backpack...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
October 09, 1:04pm

Hennessy Hammock Asym
I reviewed the hyperlight backpacker elsewhere, but I wanted to comment on the review above that said it's necessary to tighten the ropes after lying in the hammock. This hasn't been my exp...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
October 09, 12:41pm

SteriPen Adventurer
Price: $90 Weight: 3.6 oz Capacity: 50 l. per set of CR12...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
May 20, 11:28am

Bearikade Expedition
First, I'll round out the product info of the first review with the dimensions: 9" dia. by 14". Pricey is an understatement. I surveyed bear canisters (see below) and this canister is ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 05, 9:57am

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
The first reviewer in this thread summed up just about everything pretty well. I'd have opted to pay the fraction of an ounce weight penalty for a higher collar to avoid the inconvenience of usin...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 22, 8:43am

Hennessy Hammocks lightweight hammock shelters
For starters, they have some fantastic promotions. I got a Scout model free with my Hyperlight Backpacker. I gave it my daughter and she loves it. When I bought a Hyperlight for my wife, another ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 18, 11:01am

Backcountrygear.com
When the wrong Western Mountaineering jacket model arrived (They sent me a Flash when I'd ordered a Flight) they overnighted me the Flight jacket and a return label for the Flash. I like a compan...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 18, 10:51am

Remington RMHL2AAA-B
Serious Competition For the EOS Manufacturer's Specifications ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 07, 9:20pm