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Whats everyones plans for trips this spring and summer.? 28 denis daly
3:54 p.m. on Apr 20, 2018
by denis daly
What age to start kids into winter backpacking? 22 TheRambler
7:41 a.m. on Apr 18, 2018
by LoneStranger
have you ever had to triangulate with map and compass? 18 Patman
10:33 p.m. on Apr 16, 2018
by FlipNC
"National Parks don't need your Misty Eyed Reverence" 27 Patman
2:39 p.m. on Apr 11, 2018
by ppine
Bought my last national park pass! 4 GaryPalmer
2:46 p.m. on Apr 9, 2018
by LoneStranger
Looking for a hiking partner near Cook County IL 1 David Schibilla
7:05 p.m. on Apr 8, 2018
by David Schibilla
Survive the scenario 47 Lori Pontious
10:55 a.m. on Apr 2, 2018
by SharBear
A KIND WEST MICHIGAN HIKER LOOKING FOR HIKING PARTNERS 1 HIKER1
2:15 p.m. on Mar 26, 2018
by HIKER1
SUL gear for geezers? 9 300winmag
6:25 a.m. on Mar 26, 2018
by denis daly
Found a pair of boots to replace my old Pivettas 19 Anthony Foor
2:42 p.m. on Mar 23, 2018
by apeman
Backpacking with a pocket-sized shortwave radio 1 Bruce Prior
1:30 p.m. on Mar 22, 2018
by Bruce Prior
Hikers High? 11 FlipNC
10:55 a.m. on Mar 14, 2018
by ppine
Geezerhood and backpacking 43 300winmag
10:39 a.m. on Mar 11, 2018
by ppine
sleeping bag 'science' 8 andrew f.
5:08 p.m. on Feb 21, 2018
by 300winmag
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
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
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
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