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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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VIA for me
I love a cup of coffee in the morning. I used to carry freshly ground coffed, and I have used a mini espresso maker, and a French press. But for me, Via by Starbucks is good enough, and I add pow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
December 15, 8:09pm

toasted bagel, Canadian bacon, cheese slice
I toast bagel halves in butter, toast Canadian bacon, and sandwich them with a slice of cheese. Very filling, easy to make and low cleanup. After about 4 days of that, I switch to granola and pow...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
November 25, 3:34pm

price of TT moment?
what is the price of the tarp tent moment?

In Gear Swap » [FT] Tarptent DW Moment
November 13, 2:18pm

winter gear
Footwear: I would steer him toward boots vs running shoes. Cold feet can ruin an experience, and wet = cold. To save money, make the boots ones he can hike in in summer, My son insisted on wearin...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
October 31, 10:11am

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

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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