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Practical Backpacking™ Base Camp
Forums directly related to the Practical Backpacking™ forums.
This forum is for the exclusive discussion of Practical Backpacking™ Podcast (PBP) episodes. [NOTE: All posts in this area are manually processed -- they do not show automatically.]
PBP Episode 43 - Blue...
03-30-2016 10:22 AM
57 372
Practical Backpacking™ Trailhead
Forums directly related to the discussion of backpacking and hiking.
The Trailhead General Discussion forum is for backpackers to discuss non-gear related wilderness backpacking issues (e.g. technique, LNT, hiking partner wanted, trip planning...) that are not covered in other PB forums.
What are your backpacking...
by Grandpa
05-18-2016 12:46 PM
590 6,269
The Trip Reports forum is for backpackers to share their actual (not links to) trip reports and/or journal entries for their wilderness backpacking and day-hiking trips. Please include photos and information regarding what worked (e.g. gear) and what didn't.
Preston Falls, Tuolumne River
04-04-2016 11:46 AM
402 2,087
Practical Backpacking™ Gear Discussion
Forums directly related to the discussion of backpacking gear.
The General Gear Discussion forum is for the discussion of traditional and lightweight (ultralight) backpacking gear that is not covered in other Practical Backpacking™ forums. [Please post about Backpacks, Shelters, Sleeping Gear, Backcountry Kitchen (Food, Stoves) in those respective forum areas.]
First Aid Kit?
04-27-2016 07:10 AM
751 9,646
The Backpacks forum is for the discussion of backpacking packs (including front packs and pack accessories: hipbelt pockets, pack covers,...).
Gregory Baltoro
by philman
05-02-2016 03:48 PM
387 3,771
The Shelters forum is for the discussion of backpacking shelters (tents, tarps, poncho-tarps, bivy sacks,...).
Tipi Design
by GGervin
10-08-2015 11:00 PM
398 4,382
The Hammocks forum is for the discussion of backpacking hammocks and related sleep systems.
Poll Sleep Positions in Hammock
02-10-2016 04:28 PM
112 1,074
The Sleeping Gear forum is for the discussion of sleeping gear (bags, mats, quilts...).
Washing the old bag
by tonto
04-01-2016 08:10 AM
312 3,201
The Gear Workshop forum is for the discussion of homemade backpacking gear, gear modifications, and repairs.
ContainsImages Sawyer Mini & Aquamira...
01-30-2016 08:44 AM
427 3,457
The Gear List forum is the place to post your actual backpacking gear list, and to read what others have in their packs. Don't forget to specify weight.
First (real and almost...
03-08-2016 07:59 PM
122 1,444
Practical Backpacking™ Safety & Sustenance
Forums directly related to the backpacker's health and safety.
The Backpacker's Health & Safety forum is for the discussion of health and safety/survival issues that directly relate to backpackers.
Upgrading to a filter
01-24-2016 02:54 PM
172 2,594
The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).
Bleuet solid fuel cookset...
04-27-2016 09:00 AM
500 4,932
Practical Backpacking™ General Outdoors (Backpacking Related)
These forums relate to outdoor activities that have some relationship to backpacking and/or the use of backpacking gear.
The Bikebacking forum is for discussion that relates directly to bikepacking (also known as bicycle camping). Subject matter should involve the backpacking/camping/bike gear and trip planning as it relates to mountain biking and bicycle touring.
Miles for the year: 5000+
04-20-2016 01:15 AM
53 429
The Bushcraft & Primitive Wilderness Skills forum is for discussion (on-site content) that directly relates to ancient and/or primitive style bushcraft/wilderness skills (e.g. firecraft, foraging, natural material construction, modern/primitive tools, long-term wilderness survival,...).
Feather Sticks
by tonto
01-23-2015 03:35 PM
37 538
The Camping forum is for discussion that relates directly to wilderness camping (commonly referred to as car camping).
Car Camping Sites - Favorite...
01-09-2015 07:29 PM
34 387
The Fishing & Hunting forum is for discussion (on-site content) that directly relates to wilderness fishing and hunting with an emphasis on engaging in these activities while on backpacking trips. Lightweight/packable gear, personal experience/technique, and trip reports are of central focus. [Reminder: PBF is for actual content, not links/reference to offsite content.]
Mud Boots
by Reality
01-12-2015 12:50 PM
21 317
The Mountaineering forum is for discussion that relates directly to mountaineering (alpinism, climbing).
Metal Snow Shovels
by Davinci
10-16-2014 03:44 PM
18 117
The Paddling forum is for discussion that relates directly to wilderness paddling (canoeing, kayaking, rafting). Topics focus on trip planning and gear.
What type of boat?
by tacbear
02-17-2015 08:22 PM
34 234
The Travel Backpacking forum is for discussion that relates directly to international backpacking (also known as independent travel). Subject matter should involve the elements that comprise this type of backpacking: budgeting, cultural tips, backpacking gear, hostels, and transportation.
Single Carry-On Backpack for...
03-21-2016 01:11 AM
15 53
The Wilderness Photography forum is for the discussion of photography (videography) gear, experience, and technique as it directly relates to wilderness photography. PBF members may also post self-owned photos that have been uploaded to the PB Gallery or as post attachments. Offsite links and offsite photos are prohibited. Please see ("sticky") instructional post located at top of threads.
Canon Rebel T5 vs T5i
by philman
12-18-2014 07:08 PM
62 544




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