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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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loose or as a bar
do you press it into a bar, or just eat it loose out of a baggie? Looks good!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My delicious high calorie breakfast mix
March 21, 8:39pm

hard to beat a Mora
I've had good luck batoning with a standard mora, wooden handle, high carbon laminated steel blade. for $20 you can't beat it.

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 16, 10:17pm

Trail designs knife
Rand sent me one of those. They are indeed very light, maybe the lightest.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
March 15, 12:07am

Eberlestock packs
I have a couple of military sniper/ special forces packs made be Eberlestock and I think they weigh about 10 pounds, but they are indestructible. It's a whole different design requirement.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
March 14, 11:58pm

Sick on olancha
I got alt sickness on my first Sierra peak, Olancha at the southern end of the Sierra. With the group I was with we backpacked in order to climb a peak. So Olancha was my first Sierra backpack, fi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Altitude Sickness
March 10, 9:23pm

Dried sweet potatoes
I blanched them, as mike suggested.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dried sweet potatoes
March 10, 9:11pm

shredded sweet potatoes
these are shredded, as per Mike's directions.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dried sweet potatoes
March 09, 2:02pm

dried sweet potatoes
or yams, I forget which. In Mike Clelland's book of ultralight backpacking tips, he says dried sweet potatoes are great. You add a sauce to them, and everyone in camp becomes your slave to ge...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dried sweet potatoes
March 09, 1:28pm

seems like a legitimate question
this poster may have been a jerk in another thread, but his question here seems legit. He tried to dry something and it bombed. I'm thinking that mess has to be spread very thin to dry well.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » disgusting recipes!
March 09, 1:24pm

frozen steak
Its hard to beat steak for dinner the first night, with fresh potatoes and onions. I'd risk having steak from a frozen piece on the second night, if the nights are cold. Expect a lot more inte...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 1:17pm

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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