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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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spare no expense
As far as I know, all vinyl out-gasses. I'd save my money and buy silicone. It doesn't impart a taste and it stays flexible. Can't help with the dialysis question.

In GEAR » water reservoir for gravity filter
October 23, 8:26pm

No, not the HH ULBP,
"- the HHULB (rated for 200lbs) is 1lb 15oz;" The Ultralight backpacker is not the lightest Hennessy model. That would be the HH Hyper-light backpacker which weighs 1 lb. 10 oz. Also ...

In Hammocks » why no reviews on Warbonnet
October 22, 8:57pm

manufacturers ratings
"You have to accept the manufacturer's rating." no, i dont. Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you personally have to accept those ratings when you use a product. I meant it&...

In Hammocks » why no reviews on Warbonnet
October 22, 8:12am

Actually not lighter
If you compare the two hammocks that are capable of carrying the same load, the Hennessy Hyperlight is lighter than the equivalent Warbonnet and this is BPL after all. Somebody at Hammock Forums c...

In Hammocks » why no reviews on Warbonnet
October 21, 9:23pm

head
Dan, The longer you can make the hose to the dirty bag the better because you'll get more pressure at the filter, and that translates into higher flow. I have maybe six inches between the ...

In GEAR » water reservoir for gravity filter
October 21, 9:07pm

Where to find WATERPROOF glo-mitts
I have a pair of mittens that convert to gloves with no fingertips (glo-mitts). The mitt folds back to expose the gloves. I've never found anything better for keeping my hands warm when I nee...

In GEAR » Where to find WATERPROOF glo-mitts
October 20, 5:48pm

when charcoal goes bad
"How do you know when the activated carbon is saturated?" If you've added the CDC recommended amount of bleach to kill viruses, you'll taste it if the charcoal is saturated. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Opti Review
October 13, 6:44am

Report bacak after your first long hike
I've tried some unconventional solutions myself and durability has proved to be the Achilles heel of most of them. Doctor Scholl's memory foam inserts (on top of the stock footbed) have...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL CCF Insoles
October 09, 7:44am

Not what the army is using ...
"Dean, if the Sawyer filters are so good, then tell us what the Army uses. Back in a different era, I was stationed at Fort Polk, and the only time in my life that I ever contracted a water...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Opti Review
October 08, 4:30pm

Mythbusting
There are some misstatements here both good and bad about the Sawyer that I, a long time user, would like to set straight. Filters will freeze up and many will be ruined forever. So, that's ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Opti Review
October 07, 2:09pm

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