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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 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

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Your own power company
Roger, What regulator did you use? A little off topic, but since you mentioned Steripen I'll discuss my experience with my Adventurer. Two weeks ago I used it for the first time on a 3 d...

In Photography » Recharging Batteries
April 05, 8:25am

Re: Re: Your own power company
Rick, Beware the boost supplies made by battery manufacturers. The one's I've tested would not work with NMH AA's so test before you hit the trail. The likely reason for this is th...

In Photography » Recharging Batteries
April 04, 1:25pm

Re: Re: Your own power company
Roger, It's a kit called a Mintyboost. Minty because the elctronics and batteries are mounted in an Altoids gum tin, and boost because it the electronics comprise a boost regulator that ste...

In Photography » Recharging Batteries
April 04, 1:14pm

Re: Re: Your own power company
"Do all your devices run off AAs or are you perhaps powering some with an external battery pack? (Or can you also charge proprietary batteries?) Since you're in the eastern U.S., do you fi...

In Photography » Recharging Batteries
April 03, 1:31pm

Your own power company
People in these forums keep telling me this isn't the way to go, but I don't think they carry as many rechargeable appliances as I do. GPS, MP3, PDA phone, bluetooth keyboard, headlamp, ca...

In Photography » Recharging Batteries
April 02, 12:13pm

Cool! Heres another way.
If you're short on patience, or have a sore wrist, a slightly bent finish nail chucked in a drill will stir up a uniform batch in a few seconds. When I first posted this method, a guy said i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Preparing silicone for seam sealing
April 02, 11:35am

Wal-mart pad/windscreen
I've started using my 3/4 length (cut down) Wal-mart sleeping pad as a windscreen for my alcohol stove. I was experience a tremendous drop in efficiency when there was even the slightest breez...

In Multiple Use Gear » Wal-mart pad/windscreen
March 28, 8:25pm

Re: Waistpack?
Why a 6 oz. waistpack? Couldn't pants pockets handle a few items, and your pack the rest? Nylon rope? Bladder when you have a Platty? Electronics? Good questions. I put some li...

In Gear Lists » Long Haul Gear list
March 16, 2:11pm

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