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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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Re: High Gear ATF8 Multi-Function Device
Is your iPhone shock and water proof? Can't say for sure, but likely no. As soon as I got it, I bought an anti-shock skin for it. When I hike, I keep it in a ziplok. For all it does, I thi...

In Editor's Roundtable » High Gear ATF8 Multi-Function Device
December 24, 6:42am

A multifuntion device I can hear
It's called an Iphone4. A charge lasts a good long time if you keep the radios (phone, bluetooth, wi-fi) turned off, and if you can understand a normal conversation, you can hear the alarm. C...

In Editor's Roundtable » High Gear ATF8 Multi-Function Device
December 23, 8:27pm

Man, that's a lot of weight for such a narrowly targeted feature set. I think Will should have said more about the advantages the articulated suspension. Does it just buy me a little comfort? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Infinity 60 & Innova 50 Backpack Review
December 15, 11:04am

Re: Screw my Shoes
"At least they don't wreck your shoes and only take seconds to put on and off ..." If those little 3/8 screws wreck your shoes, you got taken on the shoes. Anyway, this is a light...

In Make Your Own Gear » Screw my Shoes
December 02, 10:27am

Re: Re: Re: Position display
"LCD displays can freeze, but LED do not. SPOT III?" I had the opportunity to test a low temperature LCD display for a product I designed. It didn't freeze per se, it just changed m...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 02, 9:46am

Turner Hats
The broad brims keep the sun (and rain) off the face, ears and neck and some of their models are very reasonably priced.

In GEAR » hat - sun protection
December 01, 8:06am

Re: Re: Position display
"SPOT has some valid reasons for not putting a LCD display on the unit ..." The temperature and fragility of an LCD position display excuses don't wash with me. It's not all th...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 01, 7:59am

Position display
A year or more ago I asked the SPOT manufacturer if a coordinate display would be forthcoming. The answer was a terse no! I hope your industry clout brings a better result in this area. A unit t...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
November 30, 8:34pm

when both uses of a dual use come up at once
The tarp for my hammock doubles as my cape. I've only had to pitch in the rain a couple of times. I bought a 2 oz. disposable poncho to wear while setting up, and for short excursions away fr...

In GEAR » GoLite Poncho Tarp
November 16, 2:32pm

Re: Noose the tree is the way to go
I'm sorry I didn't see this post sooner. I only go behind the tree and directly back to the hammock if the tree is to big to form a complete loop around it with the ends of the straps co...

In Hammocks » Hammocks
November 14, 8:05pm

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