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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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All things come to he who waits ...
Waiting appears to be the key. After reading the posts here, I checked out my gear list again and lo, it had changed! Thanks to all who wrote. PS I'll reduce my font size a bit and re-pos...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Can't Update Gear List
February 07, 7:23pm

Spread sheet correct?
A chain hangs in a catenery and and if the endpoints aren't at the same height, the curve isn't symetric like it is in the spreadsheet. I just proved this by experiment. The nadir moves t...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first projects and a Cat cut?
February 07, 7:14pm

I tried many combinations
I changed the name, I changed the file name, I changed the name and the file name, nothing seemed to work.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Can't Update Gear List
February 04, 8:47pm

Can't Update Gear List
I've tried several times to update my gear list. I click browse, locate the file name on my computer, select it, click "open". The name and path appears in the update gearlist filen...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Can't Update Gear List
February 03, 6:07pm

did you see the price on that thing?
I'd like to have a diffuser, but the price differential between the xp2 and what I can get a current regulated EOS for is just too much.

In Editor's Roundtable » Petzl Tikka XP2 and Tikka Plus2 LED Headlamp Reviews
February 03, 5:34pm

Good solution Ben. I hate trying to fill the platy in shallow water.

In Make Your Own Gear » Simple Water Scoop and Pre-Filter
February 01, 2:00pm

Very nice!
I appreciate the completeness. Have you experimented with clear silicone caulk. It appears to be fairly heat insensitive. I have no idea what its adhesive qualities are though. Minibull Desig...

In Make Your Own Gear » SnowPeak 600 Lid
January 30, 12:20pm

Diamonds are a guy's best friend
As a woodworker I've tried everything for chisels and planes and found that nothing puts an edge on faster than diamond stones. I have grits ranging from 100 to 1200. For my Victorinox, unles...

In GEAR » knife sharpening input needed
January 29, 7:28am

my two cents
I don't get the slant on the pocket tops. It seems like wasted material to me. Also, without adding any weight, I'd like to see a quick on the go stow for hiking poles like Osprey came ou...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
January 22, 11:38am

living with condensation
Adam - I've lived with a single walled tent and condensation is completely manageable if you follow these words of advice: "Don't touch the walls!" That requires a combinat...

In GEAR » New shelter
January 19, 12:39pm

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