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Bob Shaver (rshaver) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale West
About Me Long time backpacker, peak climber, outdoor educator, presently scout leader. I've been learning about backpacking since 1967, you'd think I'd be smarter by now. I like to fly fish when backpacking, take photos, and experiment with cooking, and enjoy the outdoors with my son and his scout friends. Presently 18.5 pound pack with fishing gear and camera, a big improvement for me.
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WA hikes
White pass to snoqualmie pass Snoqualmie pass to Stevens pass Holden village to darrington Prince creek (lake chelan) to stehekin The wonderland trail around mt rainier Hurricane rid...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 4-Day Washington Hike Ideas
June 23, 8:32pm

Aqua Sport Socks
just bought some Aqua Sport Socks on ebay, $7, Aqua Sport Socks. They say 1.5 oz, but maybe that is per shoe. The have a bit of a sole, probably not much. Looks like I can use them while wearing...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 18, 11:48am

Weight of crocs
My size 9 crocs are 16 oz!! Ouch.

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 16, 9:06pm

nice options
wow, there are some options. In the mountains my feet are usually cold, so I wear socks. The vivo ultras would allow sock wearing. The sockwa says under 3 oz each. Now I have to weigh my crocs. ...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 16, 10:53am

The old days
My father-in-law hiked in the 40's from the snake river to heavens gate lookout in the seven devils, then they hiked down to riggins. Take my word for it, that is a huge uphill followed by a h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maybe I'm finally ultralight
June 15, 4:49pm

That is exactly what I want, except made out of bike tires.

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 15, 4:42pm

lightest camp shoes
I want camp shoes! Is there anything lighter than my beloved crocs? Do I have to go to stores and start weighing flip flops? I'm not going hiking in them, I'm just going to walk around camp.

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 15, 3:26pm

another source
I had a meal this past weekend made by Mary Jane's farm. It was organic chilimac, just add water to the package and wait 10 minutes. It made two cups, and I couldn't finish it all. I ate...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sticker Shock, need a new plan
June 15, 3:18pm

I saw some people on the trail and at the lakes that had huge packs, huge tents, huge espresso makers, solar chargers, and I wanted take my pack off and have them be amazed at the weight. But I he...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maybe I'm finally ultralight
June 15, 1:05pm

Maybe I'm finally ultralight
I've been creeping toward ultralight for years, and for a weekend backpack this past weekend, by pack weight was 12 pounds! Wow, that is the lightest I've ever had. That didn't count ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Maybe I'm finally ultralight
June 14, 9:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Bob Shaver

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MSR SiltStopper Prefilter
This is a prefilter that you put on the intake hose of a filter, to stop the silt and dirt that would otherwise clog the filter. It proved to be very useful in filtering water in the desert, which te...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 16, 11:25am