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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 54 - The Unseen...
by Reality
06-30-2014 10:37 PM
56 368
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.
Solo John Muir Trail
by Grandpa
07-08-2014 09:49 AM
558 6,162
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.
El Portal Fire
Today 09:24 AM
381 2,016
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.]
Lightweight rain gear
by badwolf
07-27-2014 06:18 PM
743 9,585
The Backpacks forum is for the discussion of backpacking packs (including front packs and pack accessories: hipbelt pockets, pack covers,...).
Looking at my first pack -...
Yesterday 07:09 PM
378 3,706
The Shelters forum is for the discussion of backpacking shelters (tents, tarps, poncho-tarps, bivy sacks,...).
Nylon vs Polyester (First...
Yesterday 08:49 PM
391 4,339
The Hammocks forum is for the discussion of backpacking hammocks and related sleep systems.
Claytor Jungle Hammock &...
07-27-2014 08:04 PM
110 1,052
The Sleeping Gear forum is for the discussion of sleeping gear (bags, mats, quilts...).
Small and inexpensive...
07-02-2014 08:32 PM
309 3,178
The Gear Workshop forum is for the discussion of homemade backpacking gear, gear modifications, and repairs.
Best way to repair tear in...
07-17-2014 08:47 AM
423 3,428
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.
Big Four Weight (3-Season...
04-26-2014 06:56 AM
120 1,431
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.
Survival Gear (Kit)
by Ryan_W
07-23-2014 06:34 PM
165 2,559
The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).
BioLite Camp Stove
by tstorm
07-08-2014 12:47 PM
495 4,898
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.
Poll Helmet Use
by Ralph
07-21-2014 02:40 PM
52 420
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,...).
What would you recommend as a...
07-06-2014 11:08 PM
35 530
The Camping forum is for discussion that relates directly to wilderness camping (commonly referred to as car camping).
Prevention or Aftermath...
by Grandpa
07-14-2014 12:30 PM
34 383
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.]
Poll Fishing on Backpacking Trips
07-08-2014 03:39 PM
19 308
The Mountaineering forum is for discussion that relates directly to mountaineering (alpinism, climbing).
Metal Snow Shovels
03-13-2013 11:59 AM
18 115
The Paddling forum is for discussion that relates directly to wilderness paddling (canoeing, kayaking, rafting). Topics focus on trip planning and gear.
Paddling in North Carolina...
07-27-2014 08:16 PM
33 232
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.
Mr Bean on packing light
by striker
07-18-2013 06:55 AM
13 47
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.
Backpacking photography and...
by GGervin
07-22-2014 09:30 PM
61 541




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