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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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CityManassas
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All Forum Posts by Keith Selbo

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Re: Re: OK, what does collapsible mean?
"I believe that my use of "collapsible" and "adjustable" are inline with BPL definitions." Where are the BPL definitions whereof you speak? By the way, I wasn'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review
August 17, 10:07am

the lowly shower cap
I purchased one to go over the ventilated portion of my broad brimmed hat when it's raining. Since then, I've used it to line my pot cozy for use as a sink and as a water collection tool. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » the lowly shower cap
August 15, 6:58am

iphone
I think you'll find that there are extensive apps available for the Iphone too. In comparing my Ipnone to my daughters Samsung Android OS, I think the Iphone apps, having been vetted by Apple,...

In Multiple Use Gear » My smart phone, a digital swiss army knife.
August 15, 6:52am

size matters
What's the volume?

In Make Your Own Gear » first time myog backpack
August 15, 6:38am

I own a paper weight, er ... steripen
My steripen went on exactly one trip. The speed is deceptive. You have to sit there and stir. You can't do anything else, and the others are correct, it doesn't improve the taste or appe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Filter vs Steripen
August 14, 1:08pm

dry under the ASYM
Never had a problem when my hyperlite asym tarp was pitched correctly. Once I was in a hurry and got the tarp up backwards. Some water dripped in before I realized what the problem was and quic...

In Hammocks » Weatherproofness of Henessey stock asym tarp
August 13, 7:27pm

#105
I liked all your tips so far except for this one. You can't tell if water is good unless you test it. You can only hope your luck holds out. I continue to see these unscientific testimonials ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
August 11, 8:52pm

Some things you didn't get quite right
The best use for snake skins is to allow you to set up in the rain without getting the hammock wet, but you can only do that if you enclose only the hammock in them. You hang the hammock, attach a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hennessy Hyperlite Asym Zip Hammock Review
August 11, 8:40pm

OK, what does collapsible mean?
My LT4's telescope down to fit in my duffel bag or stow comfortably on or in my pack. That certainly meets the dictionary definition of collapsible. I think it even meets the loosely stated BP...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fizan Compact Trekking Poles Review
August 08, 9:32am

2 cents
I have the Hennessy insulation system (sans space blanket) for my hyperlite. I'm not too enamored of it because it's a pain to thread it, but for summer use it's nice because you don&#...

In Hammocks » What about truly ultralight hammocks?
July 27, 9:42am

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