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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Bear canisters/vaults 13 John Starnes
9:14 p.m. on Jul 27, 2015
by arcana1973
is mosquitos coil effective in keeping the bugs away from me? 8 Alexander
2:54 p.m. on Jul 27, 2015
by Erich
Emergency Beacon? 12 Alexander
7:04 a.m. on Jul 27, 2015
by denis daly
Portable hot shower? 3 Alexander
2:16 p.m. on Jul 16, 2015
by ppine
It is time for camping ,and any recommendations? 12 Adan Clinton
7:51 a.m. on Jul 16, 2015
by DrPhun
A question for the experts - who can explain to me ... 21 Bill S
9:04 a.m. on Jul 7, 2015
by andrew f.
disposing of empty fuel canisters 5 MossBack
10:09 a.m. on Jul 3, 2015
by Bill S
What to wear during winter in college? 8 Chris Strack
2:08 a.m. on Jul 3, 2015
by Tom D
Chance to take Master LNT Class next year.. 21 denis daly
2:17 p.m. on Jul 1, 2015
by denis daly
what do you use to waterproof tent fly? 3 Alexander
7:36 a.m. on Jun 30, 2015
by Alexander
Sidewalk - A Magazine for Hikers 10 Sidewalk
12:52 p.m. on Jun 23, 2015
by Sidewalk
Hiking and camping with the dogs. 10 David Muir
12:59 p.m. on Jun 18, 2015
by Bill S
Finally, a longer day hike 12 andrew f.
5:03 a.m. on Jun 17, 2015
by bobdelon
Hiking Teton Crest Trail with Children 6 jackie
8:51 a.m. on Jun 16, 2015
by GaryPalmer
Heavy Winter Coat? 10 dmouth19
4:05 p.m. on May 26, 2015
by andrew f.
foot care 10 andrew f.
7:22 a.m. on May 24, 2015
by LoneStranger
To Any Lady Hiker- Things to bring or not bring on overnight camping 5 jackie
3:54 p.m. on May 17, 2015
by G00SE
first time hicking in Scotland August Any Tips.. ? 5 J.S .G
3:46 p.m. on May 17, 2015
by G00SE
Bears problems on Grand Teton Crest Trail 6 jackie
10:59 a.m. on May 14, 2015
by GaryPalmer
Why do I get headaches with a heavy pack? 18 G00SE
1:39 a.m. on May 7, 2015
by Sebastian
Has anyone drank the 5 hr energy little beverage ? 14 Alexander
11:42 p.m. on Apr 27, 2015
by ppine
What knot/lashing to bind two poles like a "T" 19 -chase-
4:02 p.m. on Apr 26, 2015
by -chase-
Hiking Injuries 8 sophia martin
4:31 p.m. on Apr 19, 2015
by ppine
advice on solar charged power bank 6 Steven Mannerhaus
11:35 p.m. on Apr 18, 2015
by GaryPalmer
How to Poop in the Woods 3 GaryPalmer
7:21 p.m. on Apr 15, 2015
by Patman
A Dictionary of Common Gear Terms (from Backpacker.com) 3 Ashleigh
11:17 a.m. on Apr 14, 2015
by Ashleigh
dog carrier for small dog? 7 Alexander
10:43 a.m. on Apr 9, 2015
by Bill S
Good rope/Tarp to use for a ridgeline shelter? 15 jmckee10
10:05 p.m. on Apr 7, 2015
by JRinGeorgia
Has anyone used pee bottle? 21 Alexander
11:23 a.m. on Mar 18, 2015
by hikermor
Cooking in a Jet Boil Sol Ti pot 12 Mark Baginski
9:59 p.m. on Mar 14, 2015
by Franco
Travel insurance covers bear attack injuries? 5 Alexander
8:16 a.m. on Mar 13, 2015
by TJ1984
where is a good place to go winter camping solo in southern Ontario ? 6 Alexander
4:40 a.m. on Mar 3, 2015
by John Steve
rain gear for very wet snow or rain in the cold 23 hikergammy
10:09 a.m. on Mar 2, 2015
by ppine
Looking for a beginner trip in March 14 Jordan Kelch
9:39 a.m. on Feb 26, 2015
by Chuck Davis
Pain from steel toe boots 16 Kerry Kushetsky
1:08 p.m. on Feb 9, 2015
by ppine
Any one feel more scared of camping in older age 18 Alexander
10:10 a.m. on Feb 8, 2015
by G00SE
Deal with stupid group leader? 22 Alexander
6:00 p.m. on Feb 3, 2015
by Deweydog
Exercise to get fit? 19 Alexander
12:27 p.m. on Feb 2, 2015
by North1
Is there hydration salts that taste palatable ? 16 Alexander
11:05 p.m. on Feb 1, 2015
by Franco
Water filters 8 Dale
6:34 p.m. on Jan 28, 2015
by Dale
good capming tools company 4 Abdullatif Khaldi
5:03 a.m. on Jan 28, 2015
by Abdullatif Khaldi
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
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
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