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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.]
Arrow PBP Update
by Reality
04-13-2015 12:59 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.
What are your backpacking...
by DMZ
04-19-2015 07:07 AM
574 6,226
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.
Early April in Yosemite
04-05-2015 07:56 AM
389 2,055
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.]
Ranger / Pace Counting Beads
02-20-2015 10:27 PM
749 9,628
The Backpacks forum is for the discussion of backpacking packs (including front packs and pack accessories: hipbelt pockets, pack covers,...).
The New Phonebook Is Here!!...
04-20-2015 03:54 PM
384 3,758
The Shelters forum is for the discussion of backpacking shelters (tents, tarps, poncho-tarps, bivy sacks,...).
Bug shelter under tarp -...
by dustin
03-31-2015 09:48 AM
396 4,371
The Hammocks forum is for the discussion of backpacking hammocks and related sleep systems.
Poll Head / Foot Elevation in...
02-13-2015 06:39 PM
112 1,063
The Sleeping Gear forum is for the discussion of sleeping gear (bags, mats, quilts...).
Bags specifications...
by Grandpa
03-23-2015 09:55 AM
311 3,196
The Gear Workshop forum is for the discussion of homemade backpacking gear, gear modifications, and repairs.
Quilt / Sleeping Bag Materials
by philman
01-10-2015 10:10 AM
426 3,453
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.
ContainsImages Gear (in pictures) April 2015
by badwolf
04-19-2015 02:41 PM
121 1,436
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.
How much water do you need?
02-20-2015 08:51 AM
171 2,575
The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).
Mugs and Cups Roundup
by Ralph
04-14-2015 12:56 PM
499 4,927
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,...).
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.
Cigarettes - how many can I...
01-27-2015 11:23 PM
15 52
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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