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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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this looks like beans, bananas, onions, tomatoes, plus spices. Interesting combination of flavors. I wonder how dried bananas rehydrate, and I assume the sweet banana chips would not work? It mi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Red Red
February 24, 3:23pm

other options
"How about a banana? bury the peel." Please don't bury garbage anytime, anywhere. Banana peels, orange peels, uneaten food. The only uneaten food you can bury is fish bones, heads ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best Winter Breakfast (without cooking)
February 24, 2:49pm

We take 4-5 L each for a short overnight hike where there is absolutely no water. Hiking in the mountains I take 1 L, and at water stops I drnk at least 1 L, and carry one for the trail.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another weight consideration...
February 23, 10:07pm

my experience
I did a test one time before a week long backpack at high elevation (the Sierra Nevada). Before the trip I tested my own red blood cell count, white blood cell count, lung capacity, and recovery of...

In Philosophy & Technique » VO2max and long distance hiking
February 23, 4:19pm

fish in diet
I don't know the nutritional breakdown of fish, but they at least add some protein, which your body needs to repair muscles. Your body can also convert protein to glucose. When you are starvin...

In GEAR » DIY Ultralite Fishing Rod
February 22, 2:39pm

I hear that. Most people doing the jmt are in too big a hurry, and too UL to fish and carry fishing gear. Adding fish to the diet was a lifesaver for us.

In GEAR » DIY Ultralite Fishing Rod
February 22, 10:39am

Fuel availability on camino
Is alcohol fuel available in Spain along the Camino hike?

In GEAR » Best UL stove for use in random international places
February 21, 11:38pm

very cool
That looks like a lot of fun. Also take a look at a Tankara fishing setup. Its very UL. It uses line like fly fishing line on a telescoping pole, and compresses to about the size of a drumstick....

In GEAR » DIY Ultralite Fishing Rod
February 21, 11:21pm

sunrise from Mt. Whitney
We didn't see the sunrise from Mt. Whitney, because it was snowing! Shortly after leaving the peak, it turned to rain.

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
February 19, 3:44pm

yes and no
Kat is right that some critical analysis should be applied, and some weight could be saved by sharing. Her reasons why we don't share are spot on: That's how I learned to do it. I ne...

In Philosophy & Technique » Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
February 19, 3:41pm

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