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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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back in the day
I definitely used wool dress pants back in the day. That was the early 70s, when I was living cheap. I had no problems with them, and they sure protected my legs from scratches from brush.

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
May 14, 9:44am

Sows, board , piglet
If it had a piglet, it wasn't a boar, it was a sow. Hence the phrase "useless as t*ts on a boar." I don't think we have wild pigs in Idaho.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 07, 12:15pm

early rising scouts
We were on a hike in Grand Gulch, So. Utah, and on the last day of the 5 day hike, the boys wanted to get out of camp early (so they could eat junk food). They said lets get up before the sun come...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts on Mount Langley
May 05, 3:20pm

My most useful knots I learned for climbing. Tying rope or webbing together, making belay anchors, prussik knots, etc.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Integrating Bushcraft With Modern Outdoor Life
May 05, 3:11pm

Being a carnivore, adding some precooked bacon or freeze dried sausage would improve that recipe for me. Plus, I could not eat that day after day. I need variety. If all you are going for is suff...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Couscous + Parmesan cheese = enough for end of day?
May 04, 11:45am

pots and stoves
It also depends on what you are cooking. If you are just heating water, and adding it to freeze dried packets, a single pot, like a 1.9 L one, will do you. A smaller one like a 900 ml one and a ba...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking System Question
May 04, 11:36am

Two stoves
Fot three hikers, I would suggest taking two stoves. One stove can certainly handle the job, but for the weight involved I'd suggest having a backup. Sometimes it's nice to have two stov...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking System Question
May 02, 9:54pm

subtle efficiencies
I think there are subtle efficiencies in walking that one develops with years of practice. It could be maintaining a relaxed mind when encountering different terrain, matching heart rate, breathing...

In Philosophy & Technique » hiking cadence
May 01, 4:01pm

bold mountaineers
"that is simply a myth" but its a good myth. I'm not disparaging the risk takers, I'm just saying its not for me. Several of my friends died in climbing accidents, and as I m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
May 01, 2:32pm

pan fry
I cook them in a small pan over a Caldera cone, using alcohol, wood, or esbit. Cooking them over a canister stove works well also.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Grilling Trout Without a Woodfire?
May 01, 1:55pm

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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