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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: BA Air Core as pack frame
Something that worked pretty well for me was an inflatable pad used in the traditional barrel method. I would pack all my stuff, then inflate the pad until the pack had the desired stiffness. The ...

In GEAR » BA Air Core as pack frame
January 15, 9:34am

Re: uncomfortable tingly toes - in need of mid-weight hiking boots and sneakers
Yoiks! Your problem sounds complicated and not exactly like any complaint I've heard before. I think I'd talk to a podiatrist or a doctor if I were you.

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 15, 9:24am

drain hole
"I don't have any way to insert a grommet so I haven't figured out what I am going to do there yet." The tool, essentially a male and female die used with a hammer can be had a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rain cover for Mariposa plus
January 14, 9:05am

Large folding panels
"In a nutshell, they are useless." Roger, Orientation has to do with time of day, direction of hike, time of year and cloud cover. Sometimes hanging down the back of the pack is fine....

In GEAR » Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
January 14, 8:26am

Two scales
I use the ubiquitous 6 lb. digital kitchen scale to weigh individual pieces for my gear list. I use a fishing scale with a hook that I hang the pack from for that final reading before heading for...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » weighing my gear
January 13, 12:08pm

I had to make the same decision
My decision was directed by other gear choices. I have a Hennessy tarp that doubles as a rain cape. That dictates a brimmed hat to keep rain from running down my neck. A brimmed hat leaves my ea...

In GEAR » hood or no hood down jacket
January 13, 11:44am

Re: Re: Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
Roger, Do you happen to know the weight and full sun power output of your solar cell?

In GEAR » Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
January 12, 11:21am

Re: Battery requirements
Eugene, Hugo, If you run your battery down by 20% or less a day, the Silva would be a candidate as far as power output goes, but the voltage makes it tough. I don't know of anything you can...

In GEAR » Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
January 12, 11:19am

Probably
I don't know about the white gas. It dissolves certain plastics so maybe some synthetic fabrics might be damaged. I guess if you've used it on the same type of fabric, I can't see why ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealer for jackets?
January 11, 8:23pm

Re: Custom Tarp Tent for 2 is done
Who said anything about throwing it away? I still have it for next time :)

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Tarp Tent for 2 is done
January 11, 8:19pm

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