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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.
My Website URLhttp://backpackingtechnology.com/

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other hiking movies
"what kind of book set around a hike as the "vehicle" for narrative delivery would I want to read?" The Way, with Martin Sheen, hiking the Camino de Santiago Snow Walker, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 17, 1:26pm

on the positive side:
one thing you have to say about her is that she showed up with no experience, the wrong gear, too much gear, and she didn't give up. Wow, her chances of doing a long hike with that kind of a s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 16, 11:57am

a moment of peace
for me, part is about cleansing your senses of highway, tv, and electronic sounds, and substituting that with natural sensations. Like the sound and feel of wind, the sights of lakes and green mea...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 14, 4:25pm

read it, hiked it, liked it
I hiked the JMT, which Strayed did not. I read her book, I read my hiking journal of my JMT trip. I did way less drugs than her, actually hiked the JMT, and climbed a lot more peaks than her, but...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 14, 1:15pm

slide scanning
I had thousands of slides, plus my wife had slides, and her parents had slides from WWII and back to the 1920s, and my brother had slides. I went in with 3 others, and we bought a Nikon coolscan 4...

In GEAR » old film camars and slides... what to do?
July 03, 9:47am

been there, and been the perpetrator also
My biggest turn off is when camping at a state park, finding myself next to a class A motorhome, with a flipping generator that runs all night. I don't know which was worse, the noise or the s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Campsite Rage Cure?
July 01, 3:21pm

these are totally true reasons
makes me wonder why we like backpacking so much, considering all the dirt, discomfort, bugs, sleeping on the ground, bad food, extremes of weather. Yet there is something that surpasses all discom...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 01, 2:30pm

by taking scouts hiking
My mission is to get kids into the woods, and teach them backpacking skills, and an appreciation for being outdoors. I taught college classes for 12 years, and have been active in scouts for about...

In Philosophy & Technique » Giving back
June 30, 9:22pm

good to know
I never heard of hibiclens, I'll have to do some reading on it. I don't like to get super stinky at the end of a 7 day hike, so I take measures to keep somewhat clean each day. I swim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
June 30, 9:08pm

you are more likely to be bitten by Luis Suarez when playing soccer than being bitten by a shark when swimming in the ocean.

In Philosophy & Technique » Safety in the backcountry
June 30, 8:53pm

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