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Keith Selbo (herman666) - BPL Forum 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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chart update
Bob, It's been a while since I made the chart and I don't remember my rationale for choosing a computed volume. It may be because not all the volumes were available from the manufacture...

In GEAR » I have to buy Ber Canisters.... Crap
May 06, 6:26am

Spread sheet update.
Michael, I updated my spreadsheet with the new bear boxer. Also, instead of calculating it's volume, I used their numbers. They also reported a lower weight than what I had. I don't k...

In GEAR » I have to buy Ber Canisters.... Crap
May 05, 8:34pm

results of my survey
Re-posted from another thread for your convenience and information is my comparison chart below. note: Garcia manufacturer does not post canister's volume.

In GEAR » I have to buy Ber Canisters.... Crap
May 05, 10:05am

lightweight
Since this is a lightweight backpacking forum, I would recommend against cord locks and tensioners in favor of knots like the taught line hitch and the tarbell hitch, both of which work very well a...

In Make Your Own Gear » clamcleats, cord locks etc
May 04, 11:49am

protection and sandals
The "protection" they were referring to was from stones. Insoles are pretty thin, so the stones can be felt through them, sometimes painfully. Frankly, I'd prefer the sandal alter...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5 oz. camp slippers
April 28, 12:48pm

lifetime cost
Christopher, The only thing I'd consider is the future. The small Bearikade weighs a few more ounces but holds about twice as much. It also costs one hell of a lot more. If you're...

In GEAR » BareBoxer Contender
April 28, 12:41pm

2.5 oz. camp slippers
I saw some homemade flip flops in this forum before, but I couldn't find the thread. Anyway, they were made from insoles and were roundly criticized for not offering enough protection. I ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5 oz. camp slippers
April 24, 7:46pm

Mariposa
No experience with the Ohm here, but lots with the Mariposa Plus. I find it very comfortable up to around 28-30lb. I also like the external see-through pockets. Gossamer Gear is very responsive ...

In GEAR » Ohm vs Mariposa plus?
April 14, 9:39am

The lightest windscreen is no windscreen
John, With all the windscreens mentioned, even the slightest breeze will cool your setup and drastically reduce its efficiency. I was disappointed to find that with a simple aluminum flashing win...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen suggestions
April 13, 11:22am

Beautiful job!!
Lawson, looking at the retail price (steep) of the BPL tarp, it's clear that the only potential obstacle to success with your hammock will be durability. I've spent a lot of time hanging...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Hammock
April 13, 11:00am

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