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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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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

chemicals
"Is there some lightweight filter that can be added to Steripen to deal with industrial/agricultural chemicals?" Yes, the Katadyn Carbon Cartridge (REI $14.95) will remove many chemica...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Opti Review
October 06, 7:30am

coghlans
Coghlans makes a $2 acrylic mirror. Dimensions (W x H): 2.75" x 4.25" Weight: 0.5 oz. If that's too big, you can cut it down to any size you like because it's plastic.

In Make Your Own Gear » Small Mirror
September 26, 4:04pm

curious
I'm curious as to your motivation. Cost, performance, personal challenge? Shoes are way beyond my skill set, but I am currently experimenting with reinforcing the toes of running shoes with ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shoes
September 25, 7:29pm

home made gear outings
I take my 4oz titanium wood stove, my pot cozy, my 3.5 oz camp sandals and my mintyboost rechargeable 5V USB supply for charging my MP3, GPS, Camera and Phone. It also powers my stove fan when I us...

In Make Your Own Gear » What homemade gear do you take with on every outing?
September 17, 1:20pm

Gas Permeability
I don't know of any plastic that isn't gas permeable to some extent and it doesn't take much to alert a bear-sized olfactory organ. You need a metalized film bag to prevent oxygen from...

In Multiple Use Gear » Is a dry bag odor-proof?
September 16, 1:14pm

What I have plus a few observations
HH hyperlite. I swapped out the asym tarp for the HH tarp-cape. It's a great combination. Weighs little, cost's much (but worth it IMHO). I hang my pack from the suspension line at th...

In Hammocks » Hammocks
September 15, 1:34pm

sling chair
My Hennessy Hyperlite hammock doubles as a sling chair. It's one of the many reasons I love hammock camping. Free chair, and more comfortable than the folding backpacking chairs.

In GEAR » Anyone using a camp chair?
September 08, 2:30pm

six o' one, half dozen o' tother
I downloaded the spreadsheet from this site and computed some curves. I don't have the numbers anymore, but the difference between a centenary with a 6 in displacement over 8' and the arc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Types of Catenary Cuts??
September 04, 7:29pm

When rolling your lip ...
... it helps to anneal the aluminum so it doesn't crack. Quickly rotating the lip in the flame of a gas range, (or your cannister stove) until the metal takes on a hazy caste will do the trick...

In GEAR » Creating a rim on a beer can pot
September 02, 7:31am

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