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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 19 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Classic Old School External Framed Backpacks.
2 2 33 weeks 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Innovation allows load closer to center of gravity. Less weight capacity, warmer in Winter.
1 1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Little or no framing, much less weight capacity, lifespan, and durability.
3 3 1 year 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
AT the forefront of Innovation
2 2 1 year 7 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.
9 10 1 year 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Al system is the simplest, cheapest, most efficient, and expandable backpacking water system available.
2 2 1 year 6 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
All about backpacking stoves. Add your experiences with stoves here.
13 19 1 year 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Pots, Pans, Pot Holders, Sporks and snow supports.
1 1 1 year 6 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 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
What do you like to have in your backpacking campsite?
2 2 1 year 6 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Tents, Bivey Sacks, Tarps, Sleeping Bags.
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Standard Protection Gear for Backpackers.
1 1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Many types and styles of tents are available. Which is best for your needs and comfort?
1 1 2 years 43 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Sleeping Pads and mattresses.
2 2 1 year 7 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 7 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 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Upper body insulation layers required for Four Season High Sierra Backpackers.
2 2 1 year 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Stick Walkers!
1 1 1 year 7 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 5 years 40 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Personal Care and Safety Gear.
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Cover the backcountry basics and your specific needs.
1 2 8 weeks 6 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 25 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Let there be Light!
1 1 1 year 6 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 20 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Review of Sunpak 2000 compact solar charger.
1 1 4 years 21 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
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Backpacking Gear Selection 0 7 years 28 weeks ago
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Matching your footwear selection to your pack weight, foot shape, walking style. 0 7 years 28 weeks ago
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Backpacking Gear Selection I: Your Route, Miles, Elevations, and Exposure 0 6 years 8 weeks ago
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Winter Gear Selection II: Figuring Weather History, Current Conditions, and Future Forecasts 0 6 years 8 weeks ago
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Winter Gear Selection III: Gear Tour and Basic Layering 0 6 years 8 weeks ago
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Winter Gear Selection IV: Shell, Head, Hands and Feet 0 6 years 8 weeks ago
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Winter Backpacking Gear Video and Notes: Selection thoughts, Worse Case Scenario, First Aid Kit 0 5 years 50 weeks ago
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Nothing is Waterproof 0 2 years 41 weeks ago
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Go Light Going Out of Business: Big Sale 0 2 years 18 weeks ago
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Favorite Piece of Gear 0 1 year 3 weeks ago
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