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Geezerhood and backpacking 23 300winmag
3:51 p.m. on Feb 17, 2018
by 300winmag
What age to start kids into winter backpacking? 17 TheRambler
4:18 p.m. on Feb 16, 2018
by ross mallick
Guy jumps into snow and gets more than he bargained for. 8 GaryPalmer
1:30 p.m. on Feb 15, 2018
by Bill S
How many people in the US go trekking/hiking? 18 Penny M
6:38 p.m. on Feb 7, 2018
by ghostdog
"National Parks don't need your Misty Eyed Reverence" 24 Patman
12:05 p.m. on Jan 28, 2018
by ppine
Hello world. (Intro and gear list review request) 15 NightHawkIX
4:55 p.m. on Jan 26, 2018
by whomeworry
This is not good news 13 balzaccom
2:28 a.m. on Jan 21, 2018
by whomeworry
sleeping bag 'science' 7 andrew f.
5:27 p.m. on Jan 20, 2018
by andrew f.
The Emerald Mile 6 BigRed
7:33 p.m. on Jan 19, 2018
by BigRed
Thoughts about cold weather 39 andrew f.
3:13 p.m. on Jan 16, 2018
by 300winmag
Guy hikes 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada and films one second each. 4 GaryPalmer
12:38 p.m. on Jan 9, 2018
by ppine
"Most Excellent" winter camping paperback - Dude... 4 300winmag
7:41 p.m. on Jan 6, 2018
by Bill S
BAD BACK- BUT WANT TO START BACKPACKING 15 rlMoore
9:51 a.m. on Jan 6, 2018
by rlMoore
solo attempts on Everest banned 9 andrew f.
9:21 a.m. on Jan 6, 2018
by Tipi Walter
What's your preferred way to camp? 20 Kurt Zitzelman
2:55 p.m. on Jan 3, 2018
by Patman
Weapons 63 Curtis Evans
1:37 p.m. on Jan 2, 2018
by Curtis Evans
Bathing etiquette 30 michael mcmillon
10:23 a.m. on Jan 1, 2018
by ppine
Shout out to TS members for excellent advice! 10 John Starnes
4:42 p.m. on Dec 13, 2017
by pillowthread
Can you date this stove? 21 Patman
4:06 p.m. on Dec 3, 2017
by Waldy
Backcountry Camping Near Phoenix / Sedona 8 Nicola Kerger
11:05 a.m. on Dec 3, 2017
by ppine
Backpacking Podcast 3 Carl Mandry
6:45 a.m. on Nov 20, 2017
by FlipNC
Beacons. ~330 bucks 7 Rob Keith
2:11 p.m. on Nov 12, 2017
by Bill S
So which is the better option? Top of the line or general run of the mill 24 John Starnes
7:56 p.m. on Nov 11, 2017
by BigRed
The Patagonia Trail 2 GaryPalmer
12:18 p.m. on Nov 8, 2017
by Mark Bridges
Backcountry hiking/camping near Kansas City 1 Matthew Yates
3:09 p.m. on Oct 26, 2017
by Matthew Yates
A letter to the editor 24 Phil Smith
11:51 a.m. on Oct 25, 2017
by DrPhun
Legendary long distance hiker Nimblelewill Nomad 1 david almany
9:04 p.m. on Oct 23, 2017
by david almany
Wine Country Fires 10 balzaccom
11:03 a.m. on Oct 18, 2017
by ppine
Hiking and camping in illinois 6 Dave Bastian
10:04 a.m. on Oct 17, 2017
by pillowthread
Walking dynamics 1 overmywaders
12:46 p.m. on Oct 9, 2017
by overmywaders
DIY Backcountry Bidet 11 G00SE
6:11 p.m. on Sep 26, 2017
by Mark Bridges
DIY Sleeping Pad Inflator 2 FlipNC
6:18 a.m. on Sep 19, 2017
by Uncle Air
Extra baggage 20 Curtis Evans
6:17 a.m. on Sep 15, 2017
by Jeffrey Howard
seeking Bill S - got a funny email - from you? 5 Jim S
3:33 p.m. on Sep 1, 2017
by andrew f.
Back to Normal 2 balzaccom
10:46 a.m. on Aug 28, 2017
by ppine
Bear spray vs Pepper spray 24 John Duke
11:53 a.m. on Aug 26, 2017
by John B
Local PCT 4 ppine
12:08 a.m. on Aug 22, 2017
by whomeworry
You thought Lyme Disease was bad 12 Bill S
7:36 a.m. on Aug 11, 2017
by FlipNC
Something I never thought about until last night 7 Phil Smith
9:10 a.m. on Aug 5, 2017
by Mark Bridges
Learned Something New about Hearing Aids and Altitude 5 Mike Mineart
1:49 p.m. on Jul 22, 2017
by Mike Mineart
Finally - A Fixed Blade I'll Take Backpacking 46 Bill Hudson
7:49 p.m. on Jul 20, 2017
by FromSagetoSnow
Fire Tower Hikes 2 Will Eastman
6:20 p.m. on Jun 30, 2017
by Robert Allen
Looking for Advice backcountry in Joshua Tree 5 Jordan Brillowski
3:45 p.m. on Jun 29, 2017
by Patman
2 Snowshoers die in Avalanche 19 Old Guide
1:34 a.m. on Jun 10, 2017
by Paul Lapierre
Account of glisading accident worth reading 1 Mike Mineart
8:59 p.m. on Jun 9, 2017
by Mike Mineart
Backpacking behind the House 6 ppine
9:20 a.m. on Jun 8, 2017
by ppine
4/5 day backpack trail open now? 10 Matt Moore
1:37 p.m. on Jun 2, 2017
by ppine
Wilderness/Trails work pack? 5 WildMan
7:34 p.m. on May 31, 2017
by whomeworry
How to build an igloo 8 GaryPalmer
11:36 a.m. on May 26, 2017
by Mike Mineart
Best Hike in BC 8 Diana Lee
7:19 p.m. on May 21, 2017
by Sean Van Cleve
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