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Re: Backcountry Gear Probl...
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Lite Gear Talk (4 viewing)
(since 1997, the granddaddy of gear forums - the original hangout for serious gear heads. In here, talk gear -- lightweight, ultralite, superlite, hyperlite, whatever lite. It's all in here.)
Subforums: Let's Talk Grams !
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Re: To Pole, or Not to Pol...
(BradMT) - 12/17/18 08:53 AM
Make Your Own Gear! (3 viewing)
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Re: Insulated Jacket from ...
(Bill Kennedy) - 11/26/18 04:03 AM
Lite Food Talk (1 viewing)
(discuss food solutions for the backcountry)
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Re: Favorite Freeze Dried ...
(HPD) - 12/11/18 10:55 AM
Lite Philosophies & Practices (2 viewing)
(e.g., lightweight concepts, bears, ethics, lite vs. heavy, shoes vs. boots, first aid kit vs. no first aid kit, light vs. hyperlight, your intellectual or spiritual musings, etc.)
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Re: You Don't Care What It...
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Re: Our NPS--very sad
(HPD) - 12/17/18 10:30 AM
Backcountry Gadgets
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Re: What Size Pot?
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Re: Stretching After Hikin...
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Almost Over the Hill (2 viewing)
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Re: Phone Hiking Apps
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Camino de Santiago in Cata...
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Backcountry BOOKS
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Re: Colin Fletcher Lives
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Favorite Backcountry Photos & Albums
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Re: Iowa storms
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Trip Reports with Photo Album
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Re: Seven Devils, Idaho
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Hiking with KIDS
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Re: SO doesn't want me goi...
(wildnfree) - 09/07/18 09:19 PM
Biking / Cycling
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Re: bike rack tail lights
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Backcountry FISHING (1 viewing)
(whether it's wild Cutthroat, stocked Rainbow or ??, fishing in the backcountry is an adventure - mix in a little cross-country, ultralight tackle, solitude and the result is AWESOME !!)
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Looking for backcountry fi...
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Canoeing / Paddling
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(Jimshaw) - 06/24/17 09:07 PM
Long-Distance Hiking (2 viewing)
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Re: Hiking Solo
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To Sur With Love and Ecu...
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Winter Backcountry Travel (1 viewing)
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Re: Hiking in the Dark
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