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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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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

SABERCAT-VERSIPACK
Take a look at the Maxpedition Sabercat-Versipack. It's a high capacity lumbar pack with padded hip belt, no shoulder straps. http://www.maxpedition.com

In GEAR » Backpacking without a backpack
March 11, 1:21pm

some ditto's
The big pockets are one of the things I appreciate most about the Mariposa. I've carried the Bearvault 450 and the Bearikade Expedition. Both inside. I wouldn't want to rely on the Y str...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus vs. ULA Ohm for PCT
March 03, 6:28pm

A best buy!
I guess I'll have to pay attention to the EB catalog when it comes now.

In Editor's Roundtable » Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater Review
March 03, 6:13pm

Not quite sil nylon
Trevor may have been thinking of the Miniposa which is made out of 1.3 oz. sil-nylon The Mariposa is made of 2.2 oz. urethane coated ripstop nylon and is plenty tough. I'm going on my 3rd yea...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus vs. ULA Ohm for PCT
March 02, 5:58pm

Wiki
Check out the entry in Wikipedia. It's at least plausible.

In Chaff » Warfighters: History of the term?
March 02, 10:26am

Re: Re: Trekking Poles - Shock or No?
I second that.' I use my poles for balance, I don't want any give in the suspension to disguise the feel. The one thing I haven't read here is a testimonial from someone who's sore...

In GEAR » Trekking Poles - Shock or No?
March 02, 10:19am

Powerfilm
Thanks for posting the powerfilm URL michael. It looks just like my Silva Tech. The 5 volt USB version looks interesting.

In GEAR » Solar charging electronics?
February 28, 2:15pm

not there
"UL solar is not there." I think this depends entirely on what you're expecting of it. My Silva Tech40 kept my camera and MP3 player going on a 5 day hike around the Cranberry Loo...

In GEAR » Solar charging electronics?
February 28, 8:20am

fiberglass insulation in a stove
This is about stuffing insulation inside the stove. Using fiberglass insulation inside a stove prevents a possibly dangerous flaming spill. The insulation retains the alcohol. The insulatio...

In Make Your Own Gear » To wick, or not to wick...
February 27, 6:14pm

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