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  1. Need some Lightweight Pro advice!

    Hi guys, Last year I went hiking (first time) with a 46lbs weight. Cried like a b***c carrying that much weight. This year I am going again to...

    Started by vsbladz, 08-08-2011 04:17 PM
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  2. Online tool to track your progress section hiking the AT, CDT and PCT.

    All, I have released the first test version of an online tool to help us all track our progress while section hiking the AT, CDT and/or PCT. It's...

    Started by trailheadfinder, 08-09-2011 01:06 PM
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    08-10-2011 03:02 AM Go to last post
  3. iPhone App for GPS tracking of a group

    Hi, just got this iPhone App "BindoGPS" which enables you to see the location of your fellow hikers live on the iPhone. I found it quite useful...

    Started by thomashk, 07-23-2009 09:02 PM
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    08-03-2011 07:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Cushioned light hiking shoe

    Can anyone recommend a low cut hiking shoes with a LOT of cushioning under the ball of the foot area? I have mild 'drop foot' and use insoles because...

    Started by Larry568, 04-01-2008 09:59 PM
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    07-26-2011 03:24 PM Go to last post
  5. Personsal locator beacons - any experience?

    I'm planning on some solo hiking and hence interested in a Personal Locator Beacon. The two main contenders (both available at REI) are the McMurdo...

    Started by DMattern, 04-24-2011 03:47 PM
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    07-22-2011 06:23 PM Go to last post
  6. New water filter

    So, I finally bought this new water filter. I have been using tablets up until now. This is new on the market and I am wondering if any of you knew...

    Started by John13np, 07-21-2011 05:31 PM
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    07-21-2011 09:05 PM Go to last post
  7. Ham Radio for Emergencies?

    Hi, I'm new to hiking/backpacking and slowing getting my list of things I need. One of the things I would like to bring is a ham radio for...

    Started by calitaco, 03-24-2009 04:47 AM
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    07-15-2011 06:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Bear Cannister requirement

    Hi Fellow Hikers, I am going backpacking in Kings Canyon in August. I think they have a BV (Bear Vault) requirement. I wonder if I should just buy...

    Started by vsbladz, 07-06-2011 11:05 PM
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  9. Topo maps for Garmin Etrex

    Hello, I'm looking for the best bang for my buck on purchasing topo maps for my Garmin Etrex. Any suggestions? I am really, really new at...

    Started by BluegrassMan, 07-04-2011 09:02 PM
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  10. Fabric Battle

    Fabrics are used in backpacking for all kinds of purposes: packs, clothing, socks, tarps, tents, etc. They all obviously have certain advantageous...

    Started by Allieso, 06-29-2011 09:04 AM
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    07-03-2011 02:16 PM Go to last post
  11. GPS and map software

    Hi all. I have the Garmin 60 CSX and am wondering what is a good topo mapping software to use with it on my PC. I have the Topo sd card installed in...

    Started by Allieso, 06-29-2011 09:03 AM
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    06-30-2011 03:42 AM Go to last post
  12. 2 Person Tent Advice

    Hey guys, In a few weeks a buddy and I are going to be hiking Pictured Rocks Lakeshore in Upper Michigan. We currently have a tent, but it is...

    Started by SnK, 05-26-2011 01:12 PM
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    06-23-2011 11:30 AM Go to last post
  13. The Puuko: Lapplands No Nonsense Knife

    For those into the primative/minimalist scene when it comes to gear, I recently picked up a new puukko, the traditional fixed blade knife that traces...

    Started by Sergemaster, 06-17-2011 06:51 PM
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    06-22-2011 09:23 PM Go to last post
  14. New to hiking

    2 of my friends and me are new to hiking. We have harness, a carabineer, and a belay device and have been to planet rock a few times. We don't have...

    Started by processed in everything, 06-16-2011 06:11 AM
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    06-21-2011 06:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Need help with a sleeping bag

    Ok I am a noob to backpacking. Looking for some help. I understand there are two types of sleeping bags. Down and synthetic. I need help picking...

    Started by Sjames, 08-31-2009 02:34 AM
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    06-12-2011 07:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Winter bags

    I have been trying to prepare for this winter. I need a new bag and I'm looking for some good info on a down bag. I like the new Mont-Bell spiral bag...

    Started by MKD, 06-28-2009 02:57 AM
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    06-12-2011 07:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs up I am no longer a hammock virgin

    Been camping a few times so far this season but all in my tent. Till two nights ago, spent the first night in my Hennesey Hammock since night time...

    Started by GDeadPhans, 06-03-2011 08:22 PM
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  18. Can a Daypack be too big when it's not full?

    Hello every one! I am a middle-aged, beginning hiker from New England. I found this forum hoping to get some advice and input as well as read your...

    Started by Noreaster, 05-09-2011 02:30 AM
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    05-31-2011 04:03 PM Go to last post
  19. TrekSta vs. Ahnu

    These two hiking shoe companies are new to me. I need a shoe with a wide toe box, but a low volume fit for an otherwise narrow foot. Considering...

    Started by WSGSD, 05-26-2011 07:45 PM
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  20. Sleeping Bag Recommendation - Southeaster US

    Hello everyone! Wanted a quick opinion from those with any personal experience: During the months of March - Late October what bag...

    Started by kcnal, 05-22-2011 03:11 PM
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    05-26-2011 03:56 PM Go to last post

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