Forum: Gear


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Internal & External Frame Backpacks, Ultralight Backpacks, Day Packs, Butt Packs and Hauling.
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Selecting the best backpack for you depends on a few important factors such as application, season, your body type and your personal preferences.
1 1 4 years 45 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Classic Old School External Framed Backpacks.
2 2 1 year 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Innovation allows load closer to center of gravity. Less weight capacity, warmer in Winter.
1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Little or no framing, much less weight capacity, lifespan, and durability.
3 3 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
AT the forefront of Innovation
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Essential for scramblers. Sometimes good for short trips.
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Optional gear puts camera, maps, snacks, journal in reach.
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Other types of Packs and hauling solutions, such as shelved packframes.
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Stoves, Utensils, Cooking Gear, Food Storage and Protection, Water Filters and Purification. Campsite Gear.
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Hard and Soft Water Filters & Water Purification.
8 9 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Al system is the simplest, cheapest, most efficient, and expandable backpacking water system available.
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
All about backpacking stoves. Add your experiences with stoves here.
13 19 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Pots, Pans, Pot Holders, Sporks and snow supports.
1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Plastic bags, zip-locks, ditty bags, and gear to keep food fresh and dry.
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Cans, Sacks, rock vaults, and Cord + Tree defenses from Bears.
1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
What do you like to have in your backpacking campsite?
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Tents, Bivey Sacks, Tarps, Sleeping Bags.
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Standard Protection Gear for Backpackers.
1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Many types and styles of tents are available. Which is best for your needs and comfort?
1 1 3 years 17 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Sleeping Pads and mattresses.
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Minimalist sleeping bag covers.
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Some love them, some hate them.
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Head, Hands, Feet, and Body Gear.
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Backpacker's Shell and Insulation layers for Head and Face.
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Insulation and shell layers to keep your hands working.
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 Classic and unique solutions to finding the best backpacking pants and shirts.

1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Shell and Insulation layers for upper and lower body.
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Shells generally come in three weights, Winter, Medium, and Ultralight. Most shells are matched jacket and pants, with pieces available individually or as sets.
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Upper body insulation layers required for Four Season High Sierra Backpackers.
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Lower body insulation layers required for Four Season High Sierra Backpackers.
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Variety of Boot weights, hiking shoes, Sandals, and less with the advent of neoprene footwear.
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Excellent, clean and dry socks are always necessary in the High Sierra. Sometimes we need insulation and/or padding. Post up your best sock stories...
1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
What works for you? Relate your experiences with boots to help us select our next pair.
2 2 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Stick Walkers!
1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Are you capable of, or interested in making your own gear and gear repairs? Post your observations, experiences, techniques, and tips on gear construction here.
3 3 6 years 14 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Personal Care and Safety Gear.
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Cover the backcountry basics and your specific needs.
1 2 34 weeks 4 days ago
by Steve21 (not verified)
Proper gear to care for your ass and the natural environment.
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Shave, Soap, Shampoo, Skin, Snot, Lips, Hair, and Teeth care gear for long distance backpackers.
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Compass, Maps, and GPS for backpackers.
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Maps for Planning and Maps for Hiking.
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The classic backpacker navigation device.
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Modernity in the Mountains.
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Astronomical Information makes the cosmos your compass. Astronomical, Map reading, and Navigational Skills.
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Camera, Flashlight, GPS, Solar Chargers.
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Notes on camera selection and use
4 4 5 years 50 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Let there be Light!
1 1 1 year 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Trail electrics require energy, Solar Chargers are a solution.
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Solio Classic solar charger test for long distance backpackers
1 1 4 years 46 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Review of Sunpak 2000 compact solar charger.
1 1 4 years 46 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
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Go Light Going Out of Business: Big Sale 0 2 years 44 weeks ago
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Nothing is Waterproof 0 3 years 14 weeks ago
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Winter Backpacking Gear Video and Notes: Selection thoughts, Worse Case Scenario, First Aid Kit 0 6 years 23 weeks ago
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Winter Gear Selection IV: Shell, Head, Hands and Feet 0 6 years 34 weeks ago
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Winter Gear Selection III: Gear Tour and Basic Layering 0 6 years 34 weeks ago
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Winter Gear Selection II: Figuring Weather History, Current Conditions, and Future Forecasts 0 6 years 34 weeks ago
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Backpacking Gear Selection I: Your Route, Miles, Elevations, and Exposure 0 6 years 34 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
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Matching your footwear selection to your pack weight, foot shape, walking style. 0 8 years 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
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Backpacking Gear Selection 0 8 years 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
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