Backpacking
Equipment:

Backpacks

     Buying a Pack
    
Finding Your Torso Length
     Fitting a Pack
     Straps for Comfort and Control of Your Pack
     Packing Your Pack
     Keeping Moisture Out
     Shakedown and Pack Weight
     Hoisting a Pack on Your Back
     Backpack Care
Food:
Backpacking Recipes -
Updated
Calorie Calculator
Dehydrating Food
Estimating Quantities of Food/Nutrition
Trail Baking -
New
Trip Menu Plan

Forms:
Equipment/Packing List
Trip Expense Record
Trip Log
Trip Plan

Maps and Map Reading:
How to Tell Directions Without a Compass
Introduction to GPS
Orienteering
- Numerous Articles
Trails Illustrated Maps
USGS Maps
Using GPS with Paper Land Maps (1.2MB)

Miscellaneous:
Airline Regulations
Backcountry Oxymora

Backpacking Etiquette
Backpacking Guide - Ansel Adams -
New
Backpacking Tips, Tricks, Toys, and Truths

Bear Gets into Car for Peanut Butter Sandwich
Calculate Windchill
Campfire Stories
Camp Layout and Setup
Common Sense - The Most Important Essential
Conditioning
Duty Roster
Flying with Backpacking Equipment

Frisbees as Essential Outdoor Tools
How to Hang a Bear Bag
How to Survive a Bear Attack
How to Survive if You're Lost in the Woods
Leave No Trace Principles
Lightning Safety - Myths and Truths
Mind Over Mountain
Murphey's Laws of Backpacking
Sanitation in the Backcountry
The Ten Essentials of Hiking/Backpacking
Water Treatment Basics

Weather Basics
Wrong Way: Top 52 Hiker Mistakes

Ohio Trail Maps
Burr Oak Backpacking Trail
Shawnee Backpacking Trail (6.4MB)
Tar Hollow Backpacking Trail
Wildcat Hollow Backpacking Trail
Zaleski Backpacking Trail (4.7MB)

Pennsylvania Trail Maps
Gerard Hiking Trail (4.9MB)

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (North)
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (South)


Find a Trail in the United States - Sierra Club Trails
 
Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.
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Clothing and Footwear
     Clothing
     Hiking Boots - Finding the Right Ones
     Hiking Boot Care
     Hiking Boot Lacing Techniques
     Hiking Socks - Choosing the Right Ones
    
How to Care for Technical Fabrics
     Restoring Water Repellency in Rainwear
Cooking
     Dutch Oven for Backpacking
     Stoves and Cookware

Sleep System

     Sleeping Bags
     Sleeping Bag Care
     Sleeping Pads
Tents
    
How to Repair a Tent Pole  
     Tents
     Tent Care

Trekking Poles

     Trekking Poles
     How to Fix Trekking Poles


Ultralight Backpacking
     Backpacking Lightweight
First Aid:
Altitude Acclimatization
Altitude Sickness Video
Blister Prevention and Treatment
First Aid Kits and Checklist

First Aid Manual for Hikers
First Aid Myths
How to Check for Ticks

SOAP Note - Use in reporting accidents
SOLO Wilderness Medicine - Find a course near you
Understanding the Importance of Hydration
Great Places to Shop for Gear:
Important Note: The following list of companies is provided for your information. Inclusion in no way implies endorsement of the companies or their products. Please let the webmaster know if there is a company you would recommend be added to the list.

Alps Mountaineering
Bass Pro - Scouts receive a 10% discount with ID
Bivouac - Scouts receive a 20% discount with ID
Cabelas
Campmor
REI
Hiker Direct