General ForumsForums 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.
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General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion
General discussion of lightweight hiking/backpacking and other backcountry activities.
Activism, news, science reporting, and other topics related to conservation, climate change, land use, energy, water and soil conservation, pollution, etc.
Philosophy & Technique
Discussions about the ethereal philosophy of going light, balanced (maybe) by both rational and (very likely) irrational discussions of "best practices", techniques, etc.
Speed Hiking and Fastpacking
Dedicated to Speed Hiking and Fastpacking TRIPS themselves. Gear discussions should go in the SUL or Gear channels.
SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion
Discussion of SUL hiking/backpacking - that is, the practice of carrying insanely light packs (e.g., 7 lbs or less) - and intense study of about how to trim even MORE weight from your pack.
Specifically for those lightweight hangers in our midst.
If your mission is vertical, check out the "Mountaineering and Alpinism" forum. All other winter hikers, this is your gig. Techniques and gear for dealing with SNOW and COLD.
Food, Hydration, and Nutrition
All is well if you have an eight pound base (dry) pack weight, but you have to add food and water sooner or later. Use this forum to discuss the acquisition, packaging, and preparation of backcountry ingestibles. Post your favorite trail recipes too.
- General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion