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Looking for a good Mid boot 1 denis daly
1:01 a.m. on Apr 16, 2021
by denis daly
R2R Hike 23 omatty
9:13 a.m. on Apr 14, 2021
by hikermor
Boots with Wide Toe Box 5 Bruce Holley
11:28 a.m. on Mar 31, 2021
by andrew f.
Lounge Wear... 15 pillowthread
5:10 p.m. on Mar 22, 2021
by Charles Polidano
Dyneema tent reviews NEEDED 32 300winmag
2:39 p.m. on Mar 16, 2021
by 300winmag
Mountain Laurel Designs Supermid 8 GaryPalmer
1:54 a.m. on Mar 9, 2021
by whomeworry
Keen Revives An Old/Good Design in its Zerraport II 2 andrew f.
5:27 p.m. on Mar 7, 2021
by andrew f.
Down jacket selection 33 Taylor Bates
12:21 p.m. on Mar 3, 2021
by Ken Sternberg
Help Selecting Long John Bottoms 11 Chris
7:17 a.m. on Mar 1, 2021
by Alicia MacLeay
Thoughts about hard shells 7 andrew f.
1:41 a.m. on Feb 28, 2021
by Phil Smith
Marmot Thor versus The North Face Ve 25 6 Happy Feet
9:37 p.m. on Feb 20, 2021
by whomeworry
Meindl Venediger boot 14 jeff foreman
12:48 a.m. on Feb 20, 2021
by jeff foreman
Raincover for my pack 5 Jeff Cheesman
2:59 p.m. on Feb 16, 2021
by whomeworry
Week Long Hike Wilderness Backpack - Detailed Packing List 14 Angelina
10:10 a.m. on Feb 12, 2021
by Angelina
+5 C° comfort temperature sleeping bag 15 Adr1an
4:07 p.m. on Jan 30, 2021
by 300winmag
Beginner looking for a budget friendly backpack. 14 Matt Davis
3:47 p.m. on Jan 30, 2021
by 300winmag
How to keep electronics charged when hiking - SUAOKI 25W 3 years test and review 7 Angelina
8:02 p.m. on Jan 27, 2021
by LoneStranger
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2 w/hood - for less? 1 andrew f.
9:01 p.m. on Jan 26, 2021
by andrew f.
Hiking GPS 1 Coz
1:28 p.m. on Jan 24, 2021
by Coz
State Park Weather Resistant Tent 8 Happy Feet
6:32 p.m. on Jan 16, 2021
by andrew f.
Tent Review: North Face Talus 3 DO NOT BUY 5 Dave Martin
8:42 a.m. on Jan 3, 2021
by hikermor
Duffel bags - Post-holiday sale, Gregory outlet website 2 andrew f.
10:06 a.m. on Dec 30, 2020
by andrew f.
Base Layers for the coldest climates 11 Paul Lapierre
1:32 a.m. on Dec 21, 2020
by 300winmag
EXTENDING SLEEPING BAG TEMP RANGE 12 300winmag
2:07 p.m. on Dec 19, 2020
by 300winmag
Do I need a winter bag or can i combine what i already have? 24 WILL1E
12:02 a.m. on Dec 19, 2020
by ppine
Moosejaw Deals 1 Akash Rama
2:27 a.m. on Nov 28, 2020
by Akash Rama
Deuter: sleeping bags vs backpacks 1 Adr1an
6:42 a.m. on Nov 20, 2020
by Adr1an
Very comfortable and lightweight hiking shoes review KIPRUN TRAIL KALENJI TR and KALENJI EVADICT XT7 3 Angelina
7:15 a.m. on Nov 12, 2020
by Angelina
This guy owns Virtika...hard to believe 5 balzaccom
9:59 a.m. on Oct 31, 2020
by balzaccom
Discontinued product and color discount hunting 3 andrew f.
8:05 p.m. on Oct 23, 2020
by Old Guide
What Frustrates You The Most When Hiking? 9 Rilwan
12:18 p.m. on Oct 22, 2020
by GaryPalmer
Recommendation for a touring bike under $1000 8 Gabriel Jones
3:43 p.m. on Oct 6, 2020
by Oldman Mike
Gear Advice for youth... 7 Tyler Veinot
4:04 p.m. on Oct 2, 2020
by whomeworry
What’s in our Backpack 2020 Edition - Lots of new camping and hiking gear 3 Angelina
12:29 p.m. on Oct 2, 2020
by Angelina
New BA(hons) student 3 Laurence Arks
6:14 a.m. on Oct 1, 2020
by Laurence Arks
Camp Trails Pack 20 Amber Hughes
6:38 a.m. on Sep 21, 2020
by Alicia MacLeay
Bear Canister Regular Use? 9 PhilNC
8:04 p.m. on Sep 15, 2020
by stevet
Trail-mobile 4 andrew f.
10:45 a.m. on Sep 8, 2020
by ppine
Worst gear ever? 40 FromSagetoSnow
4:31 p.m. on Aug 16, 2020
by John Starnes
Garmin ransomware attack 6 andrew f.
4:23 p.m. on Jul 31, 2020
by Old Guide
Old fleece 7 andrew f.
10:54 a.m. on Jul 30, 2020
by andrew f.
Choosing a knife for hiking and backpacking. 42 Randall Purrett
3:45 p.m. on Jul 18, 2020
by andrew f.
Lightweight tent for 1 person with two dogs 7 ENSJ
5:50 a.m. on Jul 15, 2020
by ENSJ
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 PhilNC
Anyone own a FireMaple Blade 2 canister stove? 1 300winmag
10:07 p.m. on Jul 2, 2020
by 300winmag
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
Your thoughts on hiking poles 16 Paul Lapierre
10:59 p.m. on May 23, 2020
by whomeworry
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
Cane grip vs. vertical grip trekking poles. 7 Randall Purrett
4:57 p.m. on May 22, 2020
by 300winmag
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 PhilNC
6:38 a.m. on May 6, 2020
by whomeworry
Mouse musings 4 andrew f.
4:01 p.m. on May 1, 2020
by PhilNC
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 PhilNC
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
Chaco Tegu and Zong 1 andrew f.
3:50 p.m. on Jan 20, 2020
by andrew f.
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 PhilNC
11:57 a.m. on Jan 15, 2020
by PhilNC
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 PhilNC
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
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
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