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Keith Selbo (herman666) - BPL Forum 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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Simmer Stove
This is a simmer only stove. I haven't timed it, but It will simmer a good LONG time. That's the usual two soda can bottoms. It's filled with fiberglass insulation and that's a h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol Stoves: Best Simmer Design?
January 05, 9:29pm

Great pics.
I know the area, but not the loop. Thanks for sharing. I think I'd like to do that one.

In Post-Trip Reports » Trout Run Valley/GW National Forest, WV
January 05, 9:13pm

More great insights
Nia, The Jacket will go on the list to replace along with lighter pants. Ten drops of charcoal lighter on a tiny roll of fiberglass affixed to the bottom of my stove reliably lights it off. A...

In Gear Lists » Long Haul Gear list
January 02, 7:45am

Re: Re: Great comments!
Roger, the only thing that concerns me about the light is power. I've hiked at night in the fall when leaves obscured the trail. It would have been tough and likely impossible at times to fin...

In Gear Lists » Long Haul Gear list
January 01, 6:17pm

Re: This might seem absurd but...
Rich, How much money are we talking about?

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 01, 4:55pm

damned right feet are complicated
I tried the Dr. Scholl's foam in the way Mike described and agree that they seemed to help ... until they got wet. Then they flattened out like month old road kill. I recommend carrying extra...

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 01, 4:01pm

Great comments!
Yes, I certainly don't mind hearing about lighter alternatives, or just plain alternatives, or how you do without (dual use maybe?). The other questions: The convertible pants. Can anyone...

In Gear Lists » Long Haul Gear list
January 01, 3:14pm

Long Haul Gear list
This is what I carry on long hikes. I know it's not going to win any prizes for low weight, but with the exception of health and safety items, I use everything on it every trip in spring or fa...

In Gear Lists » Long Haul Gear list
January 01, 1:05pm

Re: Re: Shoe/boot research
Thanks Roger, My Keen's are boats where width is concerned and I was able to find the others in wide as well. In reading journals I've found complaints about "foot pain" tha...

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 01, 9:35am

Shoe/boot research
I'm interested in making it easier to find the right footwear. Those of you who've had foot pain, please describe it (ache, acute,etc) localize it (ball, heel, arch etc.), medical diagnosi...

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
December 31, 2:09pm

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