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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.
CityBoise
StateIdaho
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://backpackingtechnology.com/

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All Forum Posts by Bob Shaver

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Snow Peak 900
I'm liking the Snow Peak 900 pot (Ti), with handles and a tiny fry pan lid with a handle. Used with the Trail Designs Sidewinder. Rand at TD said they didn't make the sidewinder for the S...

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 26, 4:01pm

rei and aqua mira
I notice that REI doesn't even carry Aqua Mira anymore. I have not tried the tablets but I guess I should. I will try Clelland's method and I hope I don't get sick. His premix method...

In GEAR » Opinions on the Clelland aquamira mix method?
January 26, 3:56pm

re:
the OP title says "backpacking and bushcraft", but its the same with bushcraft and LNT. One can do LNT bushcraft, just like you can do trashy backpacking.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 26, 3:49pm

the two are compatible
One can learn bushcraft skills, and also do lightweight backpacking, just like one can learn mountaineering skills, and do lightweight backpacking. They are in the same panoply of outdoor skills, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 26, 3:42pm

another perspective
My wife used to backpack with me, but hasn't lately. She got plantar faciatis for awhile, but that is cleared up now. Some of her married women friends have expressed to her amazement that sh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
January 19, 2:30pm

I always treat water
in 1975 I and two friends did a traverse of the Pickett Range in the N. Cascades. You have to hike for 3 days before you can see the Picketts. We camped high on the shoulder of Mt. Challenger, ab...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 19, 2:18pm

the Princess and the Pea
If aqua mira treated water is too smelly for you, don't ever put a pea under your mattress, or you'll get bruises. Personally I can detect no odors in aqua mira treated water.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » AquaMira drops
January 19, 1:58pm

2015 plans
7 day traverse of the Ritter Range in the Sierra, hitting lakes like 1000 Island, Ediza, crossing the JMT a few times. Out of Devils Postpile and Reds Meadows. My daughter and son are going, two ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 16, 12:29pm

Steve McQueen said it
"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth."

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 16, 11:21am

for your Dad
add walking poles to the gear. As has been said already, thick air mattress, light pack weight. He needs to walk in his boots before the trip, a lot. Some of that walking while carrying a pack w...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 9:51am

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