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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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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

Got any pictures?

In Make Your Own Gear » Simmering ring on alcohal stove
January 11, 8:16pm

Try a Hennessy
Check out the line of Hammocks at I have a hyperlite and it cured me of tenting on the ground right quick. The warbonnet line of hammocks has also garnered a fiercely loyal ...

In GEAR » Solo shelter options
January 11, 8:05pm

A lightweight backpacking solar charger.
As everyone has said, you have to tell us the battery voltage and amp hours of your computer battery and how long the computer will run on a charge. I use the flexible polymer panel charger pi...

In GEAR » Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
January 11, 7:48pm

I checked out the browning
"Browning has a few lights that are interesting too". 2 AAA's hint that it's probably a boost mode lamp. That's about all I can say about it because the web site doesn'...

In GEAR » <b>Serious competiont for the EOS</b>
January 09, 12:00pm

addressing comments
"Not sure if it was just a one time deal or not, but mine rusted within 24-48 hours of having it out in a moist environment". Probably a different knife. This one is stainless. Two y...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
January 09, 11:28am

Some answers for you
On my kitchen scale: 2.05 oz. no batteries. 2.95 oz. with two NIMH rechargeables. I bought mine at, note the Z. A site with a similar name didn't offer them. I complete...

In GEAR » <b>Serious competiont for the EOS</b>
January 09, 10:14am

I don't have the original packaging, but I still see it in the local store. It's not sold on-line as far as I can tell, so photo is the best I can do. I just added a photo to my original ...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
January 09, 9:22am

The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
Wal-Mart sells a $1 folding knife with one-hand opening, locking blade in it's camping supplies department. I've used it for two years with no complaints. The blade holds it's edge. ...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
January 09, 9:01am

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