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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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never a trip without something missing
I've never had a trip yet where I didn't forget something, and I have a checklist that is pretty detailed.

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 27, 2:40pm

cork handle knife
thank you Tim, I'm loving that knife. My only issue is I have yet to make a sheath for it. The firesteel is a small diameter one, and is capped in place with a bolt from a bicycle crank. Its a...

In GEAR » Knife and ferro rod
July 27, 12:50pm

ultralight knife and ferro rod combo
The Mora carbon steel knife is only 3.5 oz and sure throws sparks. The Mora light my fire is stainless but has a squared back for sparking and a ferro rod in the handle. But my favorite is the 2 ...

In GEAR » Knife and ferro rod
July 24, 11:18pm

backpacking with scouts
you got some good advice above. I'll add to the chorus, and suggest you look at two of my blog posts, one for adults buying gear, and one for parents buying gear for the scouts. http://backp...

In GEAR » Gear advice.
July 14, 2:59pm

What do you use that stuff for?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Maltodextrin for sale
July 07, 5:58pm

freeze dried snap peas
I recently bought a pack of freeze dried snap peas, and they were pretty good. I wonder what the nutritional value of those is, because they seemed more like a cheetos type snack than real food. I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » freeze dried snap peas
July 07, 1:39pm

my likes and dislikes
I agree, dates are great! I've taken dried apples and raisins, but I cant' stand them after one bite. I take slices of mango and pineapple, in small quantity. But the items I never get...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need ideas- going "natural" on my long runs/hikes
July 06, 3:32pm

WA hikes
White pass to snoqualmie pass Snoqualmie pass to Stevens pass Holden village to darrington Prince creek (lake chelan) to stehekin The wonderland trail around mt rainier Hurricane rid...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 4-Day Washington Hike Ideas
June 23, 8:32pm

Aqua Sport Socks
just bought some Aqua Sport Socks on ebay, $7, Aqua Sport Socks. They say 1.5 oz, but maybe that is per shoe. The have a bit of a sole, probably not much. Looks like I can use them while wearing...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 18, 11:48am

Weight of crocs
My size 9 crocs are 16 oz!! Ouch.

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 16, 9:06pm

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