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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.]
More Episodes
by Reality
10-13-2014 07:38 PM
57 371
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.
Car Keys?
by Davinci
10-14-2014 03:33 PM
564 6,190
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.
The Island Lake Curse
by Grandpa
09-19-2014 01:02 PM
386 2,036
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.]
Poll Bladders versus Bottles
by Haclil
Today 11:58 AM
744 9,618
The Backpacks forum is for the discussion of backpacking packs (including front packs and pack accessories: hipbelt pockets, pack covers,...).
Field and Stream or Kelty...
by KBob
09-16-2014 02:48 PM
381 3,738
The Shelters forum is for the discussion of backpacking shelters (tents, tarps, poncho-tarps, bivy sacks,...).
Nylon vs Polyester (First...
by Tahawas
09-18-2014 10:41 AM
392 4,350
The Hammocks forum is for the discussion of backpacking hammocks and related sleep systems.
Take a hammock day hiking
by Davinci
10-14-2014 07:15 AM
110 1,056
The Sleeping Gear forum is for the discussion of sleeping gear (bags, mats, quilts...).
Pushing The Limits of a...
by badwolf
08-22-2014 07:43 PM
310 3,190
The Gear Workshop forum is for the discussion of homemade backpacking gear, gear modifications, and repairs.
Best way to repair tear in...
by Davinci
10-14-2014 07:33 AM
426 3,444
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.
Type 2 Diabetes and the...
by Mever
10-07-2014 05:49 PM
166 2,562
The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).
Can food be dehydrated too...
09-15-2014 09:24 AM
497 4,911
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.
Folding Bikes
by Reality
10-14-2014 10:00 PM
52 427
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,...).
Shovel or Digging Implement
by Ralph
09-15-2014 07:15 AM
36 536
The Camping forum is for discussion that relates directly to wilderness camping (commonly referred to as car camping).
Dutch Oven Cooking and...
08-22-2014 11:32 AM
34 384
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.]
SlingBow (Pathfinder Pocket...
08-11-2014 09:09 PM
20 314
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.
Flat / Rounded / V-Bottom
by Reality
08-14-2014 12:03 PM
34 233
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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