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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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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

full impact
"How does cooking on a woodfire and leaving a small pile of ash (which is likely buried), or small fire scar if you will, compare to landfills full of empty steel canisters, Japanese titanium ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Wood-Burning Camp Stoves - State of the Market Report 2011
July 19, 12:16pm

web width and formula
My hennesy web is 1". The tie-down web looked to be wider. It looks to me like if we use the angle (theta) between the support line and the horizontal for our calculations then the formul...

In Hammocks » Mule tape for tree straps
July 11, 7:01pm

Re: How much primer are you carrying?
Bryce, I carry a tiny bottle of odorless charcoal lighter to start my stove. It takes about 10 drops on a small piece of fiberglass cloth at the bottom of the stove to get a fire going. That...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Wood-Burning Camp Stoves - State of the Market Report 2011
June 22, 10:53am

This article could have been better
I was surprised by the primitive state of the art of lightweight backpacking wood stoves and frankly what I would deem unacceptable reporting standards. The latter refers in part to the unverified...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Wood-Burning Camp Stoves - State of the Market Report 2011
June 22, 8:32am

Another alternative strap
Incensed by the high price of a longer Hennessy tree hugger, a friend of mine went to the Home Depot and bought one of those webbing straps with a ratcheting tensioner. The webbing was rated to 15...

In Hammocks » Mule tape for tree straps
June 20, 9:20pm

making it lighter
Great photo's and narrative. Instead of folding the air cut-outs out of the way, why not remove them altogether? Get rid of a few grams of steel.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen
May 18, 7:29am

Why I use a wood stove
I think a wood stove gives me the best of both worlds. My fully enclosed titanium stove adds 4 ounces to my pack, but it is much more fuel efficient than an open fire. A few twigs will boil 2 cup...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade Stove vs. Fire?
May 09, 1:48pm

Re: charcoal?
The Katadyn charcoal looks like granules; about the size of espresso grind. I noticed similar material in water filters for coffee makers at Wal-Mart. Can't remember how the price compared th...

In GEAR » Any way to improve my water filtration?
May 03, 10:13am

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