Beginners

Are you a trail novice, backcountry beginner, or just starting a new outdoor activity? This is the place to get answers to your questions from veteran hikers, campers, and backpackers. Trailspace's Beginners Forum is a moderated forum open to anyone who wants to ask questions about and discuss basic backcountry practices and techniques.

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North Face Verbera Hiker II GTX problem... 8 ggtaxo
9:01 a.m. on Feb 13, 2017
by Rob R
Differences among "trail shoes", "hiking", etc.? 7 Ron Burtonz
10:42 a.m. on Jan 23, 2017
by ppine
Beginner Looking For Gear 11 Luke
4:46 p.m. on Jan 22, 2017
by Go Time! (Jesse Maloney)
Medication 11 Jsp Wayne
7:30 p.m. on Jan 12, 2017
by Sean Van Cleve
Sore ankles from boots when hiking down hill 7 Alexia Zorzan
6:14 p.m. on Jan 12, 2017
by TheRambler
Good pijamas? 15 skan
6:56 a.m. on Jan 5, 2017
by TheRambler
Hiking/Backpacking apps 11 Jason Berry
7:52 a.m. on Dec 19, 2016
by John Starnes
Retire - RV - Hiking - what dog? 20 Sue Harper
6:09 a.m. on Dec 3, 2016
by BigRed
Novice looking for advice. Gear, experience, anything. 11 Betsey Irons
3:32 p.m. on Nov 28, 2016
by andrew f.
Excited noob 10 Mackers
7:08 p.m. on Nov 19, 2016
by OttoStover
Inflatable Lounger 10 Robin Repp Campbell
5:39 p.m. on Nov 18, 2016
by JRinGeorgia
Number of pairs of socks to take 36 Leslie Jamison
4:58 a.m. on Oct 31, 2016
by whomeworry
Stove tips 16 Rebecca W
10:02 a.m. on Oct 28, 2016
by Old Guide
Need Some Feedback on a T-Shirt Company 9 Adrien Martin
9:56 p.m. on Oct 26, 2016
by Old Guide
Heal chafing 6 Adam Fitzgerald
12:31 p.m. on Oct 11, 2016
by TheRambler
Tips for inclement weather? 48 Tommy Chang
1:46 p.m. on Sep 29, 2016
by G00SE
Beginner Hunter - Needs Help Finding Where to Start? 5 David Ferraro
9:01 a.m. on Sep 25, 2016
by ppine
Elevation preparation 31 Joseph Ainsworth
3:58 p.m. on Sep 22, 2016
by Joseph Ainsworth
Your First 'Big Three'... 14 pillowthread
2:34 p.m. on Sep 20, 2016
by Joseph Ainsworth
On trail replenishment 13 Joseph Ainsworth
12:31 a.m. on Sep 18, 2016
by Joseph Ainsworth
Tent camping advice for IL. 6 Derek Ballard
12:21 a.m. on Sep 12, 2016
by shakeNbake
10' x 10' Free-Standing Canopy : 18" Round Stakes or Weighted Bags to secure? 4 artaq
9:42 p.m. on Aug 21, 2016
by Old Guide
Battery Pack Use 14 LoneStranger
1:09 p.m. on Aug 15, 2016
by TheRambler
When lacking experience or familiarity should you carry more or less? 34 John Starnes
9:44 p.m. on Aug 14, 2016
by John Starnes
Mountain Climbing gear 4 Calvin Wilkins
5:26 p.m. on Jun 30, 2016
by Calvin Wilkins
9 hours hiking backpack size? 14 Oscar Perez de Madera
6:02 p.m. on Jun 27, 2016
by Oscar Perez de Madera
Trekking Poles 31 Gremlin
2:59 a.m. on Jun 25, 2016
by BigRed
Moleskin 17 andrew f.
1:08 p.m. on Jun 20, 2016
by andrew f.
How to fear less 14 GaryPalmer
9:27 a.m. on Jun 6, 2016
by ppine
7 days in white mountains NH - late May(23-31) 6 Tom Co
4:47 p.m. on May 13, 2016
by Old Guide
I(21) have a week to spend in the US with my Dad(43) around mid-May. 26 Tom Co
4:09 p.m. on Apr 20, 2016
by whomeworry
bear canister 65 oogway
1:06 p.m. on Apr 12, 2016
by ppine
Optimus 8R stove spindle 8 John L
10:06 a.m. on Apr 9, 2016
by John L
Water purification and 3 season tent recommendation 24 Ken Hammond
9:46 p.m. on Apr 6, 2016
by Bill S
Beginner Camper/Hiker. 12 Joshua Perez
11:27 a.m. on Apr 4, 2016
by ppine
bivy or just a tarp 16 tracker clayton
11:31 p.m. on Mar 30, 2016
by tracker clayton
Dog packs advice 12 oogway
6:09 p.m. on Mar 24, 2016
by oogway
Tomahawks: Pros and Cons 61 tracker clayton
10:19 p.m. on Mar 23, 2016
by tracker clayton
New to backpacking: need recommendations for gear! 21 Jesse Bellino
8:09 a.m. on Mar 17, 2016
by Uriah Hon
San Diego County Seeking Remote Location 6 Love Courage-Compassion
2:08 p.m. on Feb 29, 2016
by whomeworry
I need stove help! 16 Ken Hammond
12:32 p.m. on Feb 27, 2016
by John Barber
Father/Son early March 3-4 day hike recommendations 11 Ken Hammond
12:41 p.m. on Feb 11, 2016
by Ken Hammond
Patagonia R4 question 7 Chris S
9:59 a.m. on Feb 11, 2016
by hikermor
Why are my 3 season tents warmer than my 4 season one? 20 John Starnes
9:33 p.m. on Feb 4, 2016
by John Starnes
Winter backpacking 15 hikergammy
7:47 a.m. on Feb 2, 2016
by tracker clayton
Question About Water Purification 11 reelandtrigger
10:49 a.m. on Jan 23, 2016
by ppine
Can being military or other combat individual influence your camping? 14 tracker clayton
7:55 a.m. on Dec 26, 2015
by LoneStranger
What to wear during winter in college? 15 Chris S
9:53 p.m. on Dec 25, 2015
by TJ1984
midlife crisis !!?? 8 karl trevarthen
1:47 p.m. on Dec 21, 2015
by karl trevarthen
firearms 18 tracker clayton
8:29 a.m. on Dec 21, 2015
by Alicia
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