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Hiking Pole Supported Tents & a tip 15 300winmag
8:34 a.m. on Jul 4, 2020
by 300winmag
packs that double as commuter/travel bags 2 andrew f.
9:25 p.m. on Jul 3, 2020
by FlipNC
Anyone own a FireMaple Blade 2 canister stove? 1 300winmag
10:07 p.m. on Jul 2, 2020
by 300winmag
Choosing a knife for hiking and backpacking. 40 Randall Purrett
1:51 a.m. on Jul 2, 2020
by Pixie Poo
Old fleece 3 andrew f.
9:46 a.m. on Jul 1, 2020
by ppine
Mylar emergency bivvy 6 Paul Lapierre
9:14 a.m. on Jun 23, 2020
by hikermor
Favorite flip flops? 10 andrew f.
6:47 p.m. on Jun 13, 2020
by ppine
Warm weather tights 13 LoneStranger
9:28 a.m. on Jun 11, 2020
by LoneStranger
Extreme Cold Weather Gear - Part II 15 300winmag
1:12 p.m. on Jun 10, 2020
by 300winmag
Tent Stakes- Let’s See What You’re Working With! 19 Sean Van Cleve
6:13 p.m. on Jun 7, 2020
by 300winmag
Deet, picaridin, or other? 6 andrew f.
4:19 p.m. on Jun 3, 2020
by LoneStranger
Lightweight Summer Fleece 8 Graham Huntington
10:12 p.m. on May 25, 2020
by ppine
New boards 17 BigRed
3:21 p.m. on May 24, 2020
by 300winmag
Our favorite Camera Gear for travel and adventure content - Detailed walk through 6 Angelina
11:37 a.m. on May 23, 2020
by ghostdog
MSR ELIXIR 2-Person backpacking tent First Impressions Review | Highest quality affordable tent ever?! 1 Angelina
8:13 a.m. on May 23, 2020
by Angelina
Puffy Jacket Alternatives? 15 Rae Phillips
7:37 p.m. on May 22, 2020
by whomeworry
Down jacket selection 28 Taylor Bates
2:15 a.m. on May 21, 2020
by Kato Baker
Tarp/Tent Poles 5 Murphy MacManus
5:24 p.m. on May 17, 2020
by ppine
Tent comparison questions 10 David N Harrison
4:45 p.m. on May 17, 2020
by 300winmag
Reader Thoughts on Stove Tests and Reviews 27 Bentbrook
4:25 p.m. on May 17, 2020
by 300winmag
Backpack Fishing 16 FlipNC
6:38 a.m. on May 6, 2020
by whomeworry
Mouse musings 4 andrew f.
4:01 p.m. on May 1, 2020
by FlipNC
Tarptent Gen. 2 Notch Li (DCF) solo tent 6 300winmag
3:48 p.m. on Apr 18, 2020
by 300winmag
Brown or Green Dyneema Tents 11 300winmag
9:16 p.m. on Apr 17, 2020
by 300winmag
Winter sleeping bag recommendations 15 Vé Gulbrandsen
10:24 a.m. on Apr 14, 2020
by FlipNC
Daypack for every activity? 7 Rachel P
7:11 a.m. on Apr 13, 2020
by andrew f.
REI Passage 2 tent - some basic information 1 andrew f.
11:22 a.m. on Apr 4, 2020
by andrew f.
Our gear favorites and failures - Electronics, camping gear, food 5 Angelina
6:49 a.m. on Mar 26, 2020
by Angelina
Wood stoves and their pipes... 6 WILL1E
4:22 p.m. on Mar 16, 2020
by Old Guide
We need help on our project ! Thank you for helping us! 1 Daan Schoonen
11:20 a.m. on Mar 6, 2020
by Daan Schoonen
Ultralight budget Aegismax down sleeping bag review & comparison to the Quechua Forclaz Ultralight 1 Angelina
6:52 a.m. on Feb 29, 2020
by Angelina
Yak wool layers 13 BigRed
1:54 p.m. on Feb 24, 2020
by Old Guide
BOA vs Spin 6 Phil Smith
11:14 p.m. on Feb 21, 2020
by Old Guide
The Nth Degree of SUL Gear - is it for you? 39 300winmag
5:30 a.m. on Feb 16, 2020
by whomeworry
Merrell boots: four hooks good, two hooks bad. 8 Randall Purrett
11:01 a.m. on Feb 14, 2020
by ppine
Need advice for some good quality budget self-standing tent. Considering NatureHike Star River 2 15 Angelina
5:34 a.m. on Feb 14, 2020
by Angelina
Winter backpack 18 300winmag
3:16 p.m. on Feb 10, 2020
by 300winmag
Tarp 10 Cletus R. Standiford
5:40 a.m. on Feb 10, 2020
by LoneStranger
Patagonia reverse pile 4 andrew f.
9:19 a.m. on Feb 4, 2020
by andrew f.
Layering light down jacket and down vest 11 300winmag
8:04 p.m. on Feb 3, 2020
by 300winmag
Ultimate survival tool 19 BigRed
3:33 p.m. on Jan 31, 2020
by whomeworry
Camp shoes for winter backpacking 5 Vé Gulbrandsen
8:29 p.m. on Jan 25, 2020
by ppine
Best Budget-Friendly QUECHUA QUICKHIKER ULTRALIGHT 2-PERSON TENT Detailed Review after 2 years test 1 Angelina
9:45 a.m. on Jan 25, 2020
by Angelina
What features would you like to see on a Trekking Pole? 11 Gustavo Lobo De Castro
8:48 a.m. on Jan 25, 2020
by hikermor
Worst gear ever? 28 FromSagetoSnow
6:56 a.m. on Jan 21, 2020
by whomeworry
Chaco Tegu and Zong 1 andrew f.
3:50 p.m. on Jan 20, 2020
by andrew f.
Lounge Wear... 5 pillowthread
2:50 p.m. on Jan 20, 2020
by FlipNC
Maps for inReach Explorer+ 4 gonehiking
6:10 a.m. on Jan 20, 2020
by LoneStranger
Patagonia Houdini update/upgrade 11 andrew f.
6:13 p.m. on Jan 18, 2020
by ghostdog
Rechargeable batteries 8 FlipNC
11:57 a.m. on Jan 15, 2020
by FlipNC
Gear Support For Student 2 Krock20
4:40 p.m. on Jan 9, 2020
by denis daly
Katana 500mm Folding Saw 4 GaryPalmer
11:06 a.m. on Dec 31, 2019
by Old Guide
what's your favorite reasonably robust hiking boot? 13 andrew f.
4:11 p.m. on Dec 29, 2019
by 1100 Remington Man
Duluth Trading fleece lined cargo pants on sale 1 300winmag
2:04 a.m. on Dec 27, 2019
by 300winmag
Going back to a flashlight for some trips 12 FlipNC
1:14 p.m. on Dec 26, 2019
by GaryPalmer
Ooof - Backcountry.com stumbles into a hornet's nest 16 andrew f.
1:39 p.m. on Dec 25, 2019
by 300winmag
Do I need a winter bag or can i combine what i already have? 17 WILL1E
4:52 p.m. on Dec 21, 2019
by 300winmag
Sleeping bag in a can!? 3 GaryPalmer
4:39 p.m. on Dec 21, 2019
by 300winmag
non-gore tex waterproof/breathable solutions 11 andrew f.
3:21 p.m. on Dec 17, 2019
by pillowthread
Hot tent stove jack opening... 4 WILL1E
7:24 p.m. on Dec 14, 2019
by Phil Smith
Switchbackr 3 andrew f.
10:03 a.m. on Dec 4, 2019
by Alicia MacLeay
1994 Wenonah Spirit ii Tuf weave: goog general use canoe and fair price? 2 larry durand
4:37 p.m. on Nov 30, 2019
by ppine
Adventure 16 closing, sad. 3 Oldman Mike
1:32 p.m. on Nov 28, 2019
by Oldman Mike
Spot X question 5 gonehiking
10:51 a.m. on Nov 28, 2019
by LoneStranger
Ordered the Naturehike sleeping bag yesterday 1 GaryPalmer
10:17 a.m. on Nov 28, 2019
by GaryPalmer
Hot Tents & Ti Stoves....any recommendations? 9 WILL1E
10:10 a.m. on Nov 27, 2019
by ppine
Outdoors tech shaming - what do you think? 21 andrew f.
9:23 p.m. on Nov 19, 2019
by John Starnes
Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX Or Scarpa SL 1 Paul Lapierre
8:49 p.m. on Oct 20, 2019
by Paul Lapierre
Backpack for teen grandson 4 300winmag
3:34 p.m. on Oct 15, 2019
by andrew f.
Tour de Mont Blanc Detailed Packing List | Wilderness Backpack for maximum self-sufficiency 1 Angelina
6:06 a.m. on Oct 12, 2019
by Angelina
A New Winter Pack 9 300winmag
8:01 p.m. on Oct 9, 2019
by 300winmag
Anyone with Experience with SnowTrek snowshoes? 7 Old Guide
12:04 a.m. on Sep 23, 2019
by Paul Lapierre
Can your alcohol stove cook Jiffy Pop? 15 FromSagetoSnow
6:18 p.m. on Sep 13, 2019
by ghostdog
Do you use gaiters for mild weather trips? 15 FlipNC
6:29 p.m. on Sep 9, 2019
by GaryPalmer
hyke and byke eolus 0 down sleeping bag 2 George of the Jungle
5:37 p.m. on Sep 9, 2019
by ppine
Oboz Bridger mid dry waterproof: first impressions. 6 Randall Purrett
10:16 a.m. on Aug 8, 2019
by Craig Houdeshell
I think I had a mild case of snow blindness, help? 11 FromSagetoSnow
10:06 a.m. on Aug 6, 2019
by FromSagetoSnow
buying gear is hard 20 Mike
1:58 p.m. on Aug 3, 2019
by 300winmag
Name this pack! 22 WILL1E
10:40 p.m. on Jul 28, 2019
by whomeworry
1975 Kelty Tioga backpack 15 sabino
10:38 p.m. on Jul 23, 2019
by stevet
Trying to find a Sierra Designs Light Year 1 1 Craig Houdeshell
9:50 a.m. on Jul 23, 2019
by Craig Houdeshell
Jacket advice. 6 Scottish Rambler
1:18 p.m. on Jul 22, 2019
by andrew f.
My Cup Runneth Over 20 FlipNC
2:09 p.m. on Jul 15, 2019
by andrew f.
Trying a bivy bag for the first time 7 FromSagetoSnow
4:45 p.m. on Jul 11, 2019
by ppine
Stoves: Product Design, Info, Use, Maintenance 11 Alicia MacLeay
7:06 p.m. on Jun 28, 2019
by whomeworry
Boreas - another great independent gear company gone 4 andrew f.
11:11 p.m. on Jun 23, 2019
by ppine
Vest 17 Adam Niziol
10:29 a.m. on Jun 13, 2019
by FromSagetoSnow
Live GPS tracking 1 sboardy
5:29 p.m. on Jun 12, 2019
by sboardy
High Peak Pacific Crest 90 Backpack 9 Christopher C. Stone
1:34 p.m. on Jun 12, 2019
by andrew f.
Duluth Trading for great outdoor clothing 2 300winmag
9:18 a.m. on Jun 8, 2019
by hikermor
Hydrapak hydration 4 andrew f.
1:45 p.m. on Jun 2, 2019
by BigRed
Eddie Bauer PEAK XV expedition parka 5 300winmag
11:43 a.m. on May 16, 2019
by andrew f.
Ultralight Budget-Friendly Hikenture Sleeping Pad review and Comparison to the Quechua Ultralight 5 Angelina
5:31 a.m. on May 11, 2019
by Angelina
Mountain hardwear sleeping bags 13 Danny
3:30 a.m. on May 7, 2019
by Nick W.
Balaclava help 14 Phil Smith
1:52 p.m. on May 4, 2019
by 300winmag
Large or X Large Down Parka? 13 Ken Sternberg
8:06 p.m. on May 2, 2019
by Phil Smith
Biodegradable fleece? 6 BigRed
6:47 a.m. on Apr 27, 2019
by BigRed
Portable Solar Systems 9 ppine
9:21 p.m. on Apr 21, 2019
by ppine
Turned back on another hike 15 Phil Smith
7:02 p.m. on Apr 17, 2019
by Phil Smith
Dyneema tent reviews NEEDED 17 300winmag
11:01 p.m. on Apr 13, 2019
by whomeworry
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