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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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breaking lightrekks
I've got a few hundred miles on my LT's without any breakage. The previous entry inspired me to share some thoughts. I've slipped and bent an LT by an amount that I am sure would ha...

In GEAR » When GG puts a flick lock on their LT4's...
May 02, 9:51am

suggested improvement
Brett, I use a sawyer 0.1 micron filter too, but viruses can get through it so I add the CDC recommended 2 drops of unscented bleach per liter. You don't like chemicals and neither do I so ...

In GEAR » Any way to improve my water filtration?
May 01, 8:38pm

My input
My first (and only) hammock was (and is) a Hennessy Hyperlight (not to be confused with the Ultralight which is a few ounces heavier. I haven't looked at other hammocks because I've been e...

In Hammocks » Hennessy vs. Warbonnet
April 25, 11:05am

Removing the air "bubble"
Getting rid of air between the dirty bag and the filter is crucial to flow rate so I'd like to try to clarify the need and the process. If you notice a lot of air in the tube and the water i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gravity filter/ hose length
April 22, 8:51am

weight
I saw several references to weight, but don't see an actual weight listed.

In Editor's Roundtable » Integral Designs eVent Pullover Review
April 13, 9:25am

the sack
I bought the same filter. It works great. I didn't use a stuff sack and from what I've been reading in the myog forum, you may experience leaks with it. If that happens, you can always g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gravity feed water filter
March 23, 2:08pm

poles
Jason Klass (geartalkwithjasonklass.com) did a video on making your own poles. He used carbon fiber golf club shafts. I cant remember if he cannibalized old clubs or purchased replacement shafts....

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG trekking poles and tent poles?
March 23, 1:42pm

Re: cats meeeoooow
"i dont know why i wouldnt just pick up a cats meow for $120-$140 or so" I can think of a few reasons. The Meow costs more, weighs a quarter pound more and based on my experience with...

In Editor's Roundtable » Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag Review
March 23, 6:50am

some suggestions
"Produced 2.5 liters of water in less than five minutes with a few dozen hand pumps to pressurize." That's about what I get using gravity and a slightly longer dirty side hose. Fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » AYOG (Assemble Your Own Gear) - Geigerrig rig
March 18, 11:04am

tools
I haven't seen anything smaller than 1/8. Remember that the smaller the eyelet, the less stress relief you'll get. Why do you want it so small?

In Make Your Own Gear » Eylet tool?
March 18, 10:49am

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