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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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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

Flexible solar panel for backpacking
Check out my BPL review (photo's included) of the Silva Tech40 backpacking solar charger. I've been happy with it:

In GEAR » Solar charging electronics?
February 27, 5:49pm

win, lose
The trouble with this approach is the more you open it up to get good air flow (you need to add both top and bottom holes to increase oxygen flow to the flame) the less wind protection you get. Sor...

In Make Your Own Gear » pot stand/wind screen combo problem
February 25, 1:30pm

hype vs efficacy
I experimented with many versions of the soda can stove. My finding was that a stove with jets is a good choice if you want a flame that looks like the one on your kitchen stove. If all you care...

In GEAR » Interesting mini stove
February 25, 6:49am

Re: 0.001" foil source?
Kevin, I'm sorry, I don't know any 0.001" Ti sources. Maybe someone else can chime in here. (If you can't get it,, 0.005 isn't all that heavy. My wind screen is 4 x 19...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium for windscreen, pot support.
February 24, 8:02am

Anyone looked at wire saws?
There are several versions of wire camping saws out there. I have one for emergencies that I've used once or twice to good effect. There are some tricks one must learn for effective use thoug...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ULT SAW
February 22, 7:59pm

Re: Re: These filters could be working faster
I'm sure a lot depends on the porosity of the filter and what's in the water. I use a Sawyer 0.1 micron filter and it definitely benefits from the high head pressure.

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about DIY Katadyn Gravity Filter
February 22, 7:51pm

foil for windscreen
I made the firebox of my wood stove from 0.005 Ti from Ti Goat. It holds up a pot with a quart of water in it even when it's red hot. I think that's way more than you'd need for a win...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium for windscreen, pot support.
February 22, 7:39pm

These filters could be working faster
The filter referred to in this thread as well as all the ones I found in the links in this thread have a design deficiency. They put the filter at the source so the water pressure is much lower th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about DIY Katadyn Gravity Filter
February 22, 7:33pm

Re: Re: Long Haul Gear list
"Please report back." Well, I've replaced my pants and jacket with lighter versions saving a full pound. I also bought a steripen adventurer which will save another 4 or 5 ounces....

In Gear Lists » Long Haul Gear list
February 18, 9:06am

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

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
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