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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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cold acclimitization
My uncle deliberately acclimatized himself to cold when he was working as a driller on highways in Washington. When it got chilly he didn't start wearing long underwear when all of his co-worke...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 22, 1:25pm

good lightweight womens pack
What is a good pack for a woman about 5'6" tall, thin to medium build, under 3 pounds, about 60-65 L capacity? This is for my daughter. I know the REI Flash backpack is good, people have...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » good lightweight womens pack
October 22, 11:19am

fastest JMT - me!
I hold the fasted time for doing the JMT under these rules: climb 17 peaks including Mt Ritter, Mt, Banner, North Pal, Polomonium, Sprlit, Whitney (duh), Agassiz, Sill, take 4 layover days ...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 10, 1:44pm

I can understand the issue
When you have small kids, it tougher to get out. If both parents want to get out camping with infants, its doable but difficult. If only one wants to get out, you have to go solo, thereby leaving y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 10, 10:36am

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

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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