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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Deal with stupid group leader? 19 Alexander
11:46 a.m. on Jan 30, 2015
by andrew f.
Water filters 8 Dale
6:34 p.m. on Jan 28, 2015
by Dale
Exercise to get fit? 12 Alexander
3:48 p.m. on Jan 28, 2015
by Earth Pig
good capming tools company 4 Abdullatif Khaldi
5:03 a.m. on Jan 28, 2015
by Abdullatif Khaldi
Is there hydration salts that taste palatable ? 15 Alexander
2:44 p.m. on Jan 27, 2015
by ppine
Is it safe to sleep in down pants & jacket in sleeping bag? 17 Alexander
3:55 p.m. on Jan 26, 2015
by 300winmag
Silk vs Capilene vs. merino wool baselayers 17 Sam
8:59 p.m. on Jan 22, 2015
by 300winmag
rain gear for very wet snow or rain in the cold 14 hikergammy
8:54 p.m. on Jan 22, 2015
by 300winmag
what food do you guys to cook in extreme cold? 21 Alexander
8:39 p.m. on Jan 22, 2015
by 300winmag
do you guys thought of the actual distance of a mountain trail? 24 Alexander
5:40 p.m. on Jan 21, 2015
by Alexander
do you make your friends sign waiver form prior to camping trip? 3 Alexander
5:51 p.m. on Jan 19, 2015
by Tom D
Describe your winter sleeping arrangement when the weather is below 0 23 TJ1984
8:22 p.m. on Jan 18, 2015
by Rob Keith
Protecting an Achilles tendon rub 8 Tim Travis
3:38 p.m. on Jan 16, 2015
by pillowthread
Backpacking with my dog 7 days 13 Bobbie dillon
1:17 a.m. on Jan 16, 2015
by Bobbie dillon
Breaking in new mountaineering boots? 5 Alexander
1:28 p.m. on Jan 14, 2015
by DrPhun
Is it legal for Canadian to bring survival knife to US state park? 3 Alexander
12:04 p.m. on Jan 14, 2015
by Trailjester
custom border agent quetions? 25 Alexander
7:14 p.m. on Jan 8, 2015
by Chuck Davis
Advice on a light double stitched boot? 1 Mirach Duncan
5:11 p.m. on Jan 8, 2015
by Mirach Duncan
primus child proof fuel bottle 2 Alexander
11:25 p.m. on Jan 7, 2015
by hikerduane
How do you guys shave in the winter? 17 Alexander
7:36 a.m. on Jan 7, 2015
by Danish Mahmood
Packs 13 smokysultana
11:05 a.m. on Dec 29, 2014
by smokysultana
gps map settings 4 Alexander
6:44 a.m. on Dec 25, 2014
by Alexander
How should I choice the mountain? 4 Miki
4:01 a.m. on Dec 20, 2014
by iClimb
Warm enough for EBC in Jan? 13 Sam
3:50 a.m. on Dec 20, 2014
by iClimb
Winter Camping Questions 39 Rob Keith
5:27 p.m. on Dec 15, 2014
by Rob Keith
Field work in RD Congo with bonobos in the tropical rain forest of Salonga national park 10 Jahmaira Archbold
10:56 p.m. on Dec 10, 2014
by Erich
which fuel is best for expedition stove in Nepal ? 9 Alexander
2:02 a.m. on Dec 6, 2014
by Tom D
Is a survival knife sufficient as defense against black bear? 39 Alexander
1:21 p.m. on Nov 17, 2014
by ppine
What do you think of my gear? 16 Thorvald
1:54 p.m. on Nov 14, 2014
by Sean Van Cleve
mountaineering boots for Nepal mountain hike? 8 Alexander
6:13 a.m. on Oct 30, 2014
by Alexander
camping gear 4 dexter
8:04 a.m. on Oct 27, 2014
by GaryPalmer
Couples Mummy Bags 5 Candice
12:00 p.m. on Oct 20, 2014
by FromSagetoSnow
Disability, grief, and adaptation 11 birdnerd
11:56 a.m. on Sep 30, 2014
by birdnerd
new tent advice. 37 Anthony Kelly
10:49 a.m. on Sep 29, 2014
by Anthony Kelly
The Next Generation 5 LoneStranger
6:44 p.m. on Sep 13, 2014
by OttoStover
update on newbie in Minnesota 7 Todd Lee Ranstrom
5:06 p.m. on Sep 6, 2014
by Joseph Renow
Assessment of existing gear for newbie 10 oceania
6:33 a.m. on Aug 18, 2014
by TheRambler
Food spoilage question 10 oceania
8:22 p.m. on Aug 14, 2014
by oceania
Home made bear spray 19 GaryPalmer
9:29 p.m. on Aug 11, 2014
by iClimb
Deciding on budget Sleeping Bag 29 Abhishek
7:51 p.m. on Aug 10, 2014
by Trailjester
Backpacking with someone you never backpacked with. 22 denis daly
8:44 a.m. on Aug 10, 2014
by GaryPalmer
New Backpacker. Baltimore, MD area. 5 Brian Trantules
11:37 p.m. on Aug 6, 2014
by Sean Van Cleve
Car Keys? 30 balzaccom
10:48 p.m. on Jul 14, 2014
by 522
Water treatment...to purify or to filter? 38 Daniel Oates
8:32 a.m. on Jul 3, 2014
by GaryPalmer
Could you survive 24 hours outdoors? 22 GaryPalmer
3:56 p.m. on Jun 25, 2014
by GaryPalmer
Hiking With Arthritis 22 G00SE
10:07 a.m. on Jun 23, 2014
by GaryPalmer
Carried vs. Packed? 13 Eric Labanauskas
2:32 a.m. on Jun 6, 2014
by Joseph Renow
How Long a Beginner? 15 giftogab
7:03 p.m. on Jun 1, 2014
by bheiser1
Need info on Lodestone Mountaineering pack 6 Chevy
10:00 p.m. on May 21, 2014
by G00SE
Grams Add Up 119 G00SE
7:02 p.m. on Apr 22, 2014
by TJ1984
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