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Welcome to the Chicago Backpackers Meetup

A welcome message for all new members.

Adobe Acrobat file 92K Christopher Aug 10, 2015


Frequently-asked questions about bootcamps.

Adobe Acrobat file 175K Christopher Sep 16, 2015

Preventing Bear Problems

This is a brochure put out by the Michigan DNR, good read for everyone, but especially those going to the Porkies.

Adobe Acrobat file 313K James N. May 9, 2006

Beginner Q and A

This is a Q and A I wrote to try and give those who are new to backpacking an idea of what they might be getting into. Let me know if it is helpful.

Adobe Acrobat file 31K James N. May 30, 2006

beginner bootcamp gear list

This is the advisory gear list for those new to backpacking. This list should be used by everyone who is planning on attending a beginner bootcamp.

Adobe Acrobat file 96K James N. Jan 8, 2009

map of Forest Glen

I traced the map of Forest Glen provided by the park. It marks the backpacking trail, the roads, and most of the side trails.

Adobe Acrobat file 1.0M James N. Apr 29, 2008

basic backpacking gear list

Basic gear list for beginners, one page two sided. Includes list of reference books, etc. about backpacking. Used during Backpacking Gear for Beginners Clinics.

Adobe Acrobat file 445K James N. Feb 17, 2010

Forest Glen Backpack Trail Map

Map of the Forest Glen Backpacking Trail with the USGS 7.5 minute topo.

Adobe Acrobat file 808K James N. Mar 24, 2010


Forest Glen kml for GPS via google Maps not directly from a gps hike. Should be close. Use Free http://www.gpsbab...­ to translate from kml to upload into your GPS.

a .kml file 3K Jeff W. Mar 10, 2011


An idea for a logo type thingy. (It was specifiically designed to be an embroidered patch, although it would work in other formats as well.)

an image 70K Mary Jun 2, 2006

Leave No Trace Principles

Adobe Acrobat file 45K Rob S. Mar 10, 2007


Topo Map of Porcupine Mountains State Park from Carp River on the west to Cloud Lake area on the east

an image 833K Trinda Oct 16, 2008


A list of common backpacking destinations, with drive times (from downtown Chicago) Includes links for - Google Map directions - park/trail information

Adobe Acrobat file 104K Trinda Oct 29, 2008

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