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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: 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

Hi-Tech Altitude IV's
Waterproof, comfortable, leather, no Goretex. A pair (11.5's) weighs two pounds. I walk straight through water and mud with these guys. If the water is under 5" deep, your feet will sta...

In GEAR » Best Lightweight Waterproof Boot?
November 14, 7:41pm

one more word on catenary curves
I downloaded the spreadsheet and added rows to compute the difference between a catenary and a circle that intersects the midpoint and the ends of the catenary. For anything you're likely to m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
November 08, 12:54pm

feedback stoves
Both Handy Camper and the Bomb are feedback stoves. Feedback can be good if it's negative. I.e. the hotter it gets the less fuel is fed in. Negative feedback will come into equilibrium giving...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Borde Bombe stove
November 08, 12:30pm

what to disconnect
Ike, Nalgene has some accessories with quick disconnects that you might be able to use. If you're looking for cheaper, you might try some hose clamps. I've seen them with a tab so y...

In Make Your Own Gear » quick disconnects
November 04, 5:56pm


In Make Your Own Gear » UL CCF Insoles
November 02, 8:55pm

looks nice, but this is BPL
He means well, but did you see how thick that aluminum is? I've made wick stoves with movable covers from the bottoms of soda cans that I would be willing to bet are a fraction of the weight. ...

In GEAR » Cool new alcohol stove
November 02, 8:27pm

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