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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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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

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

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

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

my experience
I've used dry bags to haul water from springs to shelters. I at least one of them was a Wal-Mart bag. They were sufficiently tight for that purpose, but I always got them wet when I filled t...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog dry bag gravity filter not so dry ??
March 18, 10:31am

No comparison
I have a Steripen Adventurer. I took it on one 3 day hike. It worked fine as far as I can tell, but why anyone would want to sit around stirring for 90 seconds if they had a choice is beyond me. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN vs H2O Amigo, a long distance hiker’s comparison
March 09, 8:29pm

tub floor stakeout
"The mesh door and side and rear mesh panels have been redesigned so that they hold up the edges of the bathtub floor without needing to tension the floor corners. The above is quoted from ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Question???
February 27, 6:12pm

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