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Equipment & Gear

A place to compare and discuss all the equipment used in your travels.

  1. General Gear Discussion

    This is where you can post your gear questions that don't fit into any of the categories below.
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  2. Clothing

    Discuss your favorite clothing for travel, such as the best pants, boots, hats and other gear. Miscellaneous stuff like jewelry should go here as well.
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  3. Backpacks & Pouches

    Here you can discuss different kinds of gear for carrying things on your back and belt. Share your opinions and links to where the good stuff is.
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  4. Musical Instruments

    What are the best kinds of instruments for travel? Join the discussion here before you decided on that sixty pound 1800's vintage accordion :P
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  5. Portable Shelters

    Compare your favorite tents, tarps, hammocks, and other kinds of portable shelter with others. What's your favorite kind of shelter?
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  6. Sleeping Bags & Bed Rolls

    Wondering what kind of sleeping bag you should get? Discuss it here with other travelers and see what's the best sleeping gear flying around today.
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  7. Stoves & Cookware

    From fancy butane/propane setups to ye old DIY tuna fish can stove, it can all be found here.
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  8. Technology

    Not sure what tech will be useful on the road? Look here to ask your questions or share your experiences with various tech gear.
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  9. Weapons & Tools

    It's a rough world out there, with a lot of shady people. Read here to see what others recommend to carry with you for defense. This section is also for the general discussion of useful tools like Gerbers, Leathermans, and the like.
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