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DIY Backcountry Bidet 10 G00SE
6:15 p.m. on Sep 19, 2017
by John Starnes
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
A letter to the editor 19 Phil Smith
3:24 p.m. on Sep 8, 2017
by G00SE
Weapons 41 Curtis Evans
7:22 a.m. on Sep 2, 2017
by FlipNC
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
Backcountry Camping at Hoosier National Forest? 10 Jim Sarcia
3:19 p.m. on May 17, 2017
by Joseph Renow
Swollen fingers while backpacking 17 john261
9:59 a.m. on May 15, 2017
by ppine
Best mosquito repellent 43 GaryPalmer
11:09 a.m. on May 3, 2017
by Erich
What's the differents between women and men's sleepingbags 8 oogway
10:58 a.m. on Apr 21, 2017
by oogway
A WEST MICHIGAN HIKER LOOKING FOR OTHERS TO HIKE WITH. 2 HIKER1
10:46 a.m. on Apr 11, 2017
by ppine
cars and getting outside 31 andrew f.
1:42 p.m. on Apr 7, 2017
by ppine
Access for those with a disability 4 balzaccom
10:49 a.m. on Mar 22, 2017
by ppine
cars 5 andrew f.
10:47 a.m. on Mar 21, 2017
by ppine
You know it's cold when... 24 FromSagetoSnow
1:52 p.m. on Mar 18, 2017
by 300winmag
What attracted you to backpacking and what lead you toostart 32 John Starnes
10:35 a.m. on Mar 6, 2017
by ppine
thoughts on a new backpack 13 MossBack
8:55 p.m. on Mar 1, 2017
by MossBack
Silk 9 Dale
9:54 p.m. on Feb 26, 2017
by oogway
Anyone Watch "Alone"? 15 ppine
9:25 a.m. on Feb 14, 2017
by FlipNC
Trailing up 4 oogway
8:21 p.m. on Feb 4, 2017
by John Starnes
Night Hikes 10 Old Guide
2:12 p.m. on Feb 1, 2017
by andrew f.
Dry Camps 16 FlipNC
10:52 a.m. on Jan 19, 2017
by ppine
Does cold ever make you feel sick to the stomach? 11 FromSagetoSnow
5:49 p.m. on Jan 10, 2017
by G00SE
Winter advice: Set up camp before the storm peaks 7 LoneStranger
6:53 a.m. on Jan 4, 2017
by LoneStranger
The Case for Killing the Campfire 50 GaryPalmer
12:01 p.m. on Dec 25, 2016
by ppine
Cellphones in Yellowstone 8 FlipNC
9:55 a.m. on Dec 10, 2016
by ppine
What really kills you... 16 balzaccom
4:50 p.m. on Dec 8, 2016
by ppine
NC Fires Destroying Irreplaceable Ecological Treasures 41 gonzan
2:09 p.m. on Dec 4, 2016
by ppine
Hiking 252 days, 7,636 miles 21 GaryPalmer
10:16 a.m. on Nov 26, 2016
by ppine
Trail time soothes all ills. Even losing a presidential election. 18 GaryPalmer
8:57 a.m. on Nov 21, 2016
by Joe Hopper
Man speed hikes the AZT 7 GaryPalmer
8:07 p.m. on Nov 17, 2016
by GaryPalmer
"Wilderness and the American Mind" 48 ppine
11:51 a.m. on Nov 16, 2016
by ppine
What are your fall and winter plans for trips? 18 denis daly
12:10 a.m. on Oct 31, 2016
by balzaccom
Man attacked 2 times in one day by grizzly bear.. 6 denis daly
12:43 p.m. on Oct 17, 2016
by DrPhun
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