Helpful and intelligent conversations about lightweight backpacking technique, gear, and philosophy from the most passionate backpackers in the world.
Everything you ever wanted to know about gear - its use and application, limitations, strengths, weaknesses. How to pack for a trip (see the Gear Lists forum), or how to do it yourself (see the Make Your Own Gear forum). Need to know how to use a spork as a tent stake? See the Multiple Use Gear forum. You get the idea. It's all about gear.
Forums of a more topical nature focusing on a particular style or subgenre of lightweight backpacking. Other activities are not necessarily found here, though - see the "Off Piste" section of the forums.
Our Scouting forums provide a venue for leaders and Scouts to discuss the philosophy, equipment, and skills associated with lightweight backpacking, and how to integrate it into unit programming.
Discussions of editorial content published at backpackinglight.com, along with sharing of trips, places, and experiences - i.e., "remember than time when..."
Communities of people interested in other types of lightweight adventures in the backcountry involving a variety of *new* types of gear (!) and other contraptions strapped to the feet or held in the hands.
- Gear Forums