Wikipedia:WikiProject Backpacking

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Welcome to WikiProject Backpacking, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of wilderness backpacking and related trails, equipment, and techniques.

If you want to help, add your name to the list of participants and please visit the project's to do list and talk page.


Any article related to wilderness backpacking, hiking, bush walking and fell walking is within the scope of Project Backpacking. Currently, improvements to the project and articles concentrates on the following topics:


  • To organize and categorize information on backpacking throughout Wikipedia.
  • To provide a consistent layout for articles covering backpacking equipment and long-distance footpaths.
  • To improve backpacking related articles to Good Article Status.


Articles stemming from WikiProject Backpacking are not exempt from Wikipedia deletion policies. Any article may be included in Wikiproject Backpacking that is:

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Backpacking:

  • Sort all articles into {{hiking-stub}} TOP PRIORITY!!!
  • Send invites to These Users using the {{BackpackingProjectInvite}} template.
  • Categorize all related articles with these categories.
  • Add the project template to all related pages
  • Create a Backpacking related article stub template
  • Create a navigation table similar to this one.
    • Add and fix any information in the navigation table.
  • Prioritize articles and come up with a scheme for marking/rating articles.


Featured content[edit]

Anything applicable to the project that's already listed at Featured articles, Featured pictures, or Featured lists.


New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Backpacking-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on this Main Page.

Collaboration and review[edit]

Collaboration of the week
Peer review

Pending Deletions, Mergers and Renames[edit]

List any pending deletions and mergers here to be voted on.


Backpacking Project Template[edit]

The {{WikiProject Backpacking}} Template is used on the talk pages of backpacking related articles and looks like this:

WikiProject Backpacking    (Inactive)
WikiProject icon This page was within the scope of WikiProject Backpacking, a project which is currently considered to be inactive.

You may also use {{BackpackingProjectInvite}} to invite new users to the backpacking project from their talk page. The invitation will appear as:

Backpacking Project UserBox[edit]

Members of WikiProject Backpacking may place the following userbox on their user page:

{{User WikiProject Backpacking}}
Exquisite-backpack.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Backpacking.

WPBackpacking Navigation[edit]

{{WPBackpacking Navigation}} An experimental navigation table.

Stub Templates[edit]

These are stubs relating to WikiProject Backpacking, new stub templates must first be proposed on the stub proposals page.


Please help us to categorize all related articles using the categories below:

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Please add either Category:WikiProject Backpacking members or {{User WikiProject Backpacking}} to your user page.

  1. SierraNevadan (talk · contribs) (Western United States)
  2. Leif902 (talk · contribs) (Everything Backpacking and Wilderness related)
  3. Gonzo fan2007 (talk · contribs) (The Grand Canyon, Arizona Trails)
  4. Susan Davis (talk · contribs) (Ultralight, National Scenic Trails system, LNT)
  5. Amir85 (talk · contribs) (Everything Backpacking and Adventurous related)
  6. Daniel Case (talk · contribs) (Mainly equipment and trails I'm familiar with)
  7. Geotek (talk · contribs) (backpacking UK and Europe, long distance paths in UK, equipment)
  8. Will Beback (talk · contribs) (equipment, practices, and California trails)
  9. Haider (talk · contribs) (Hopefully, will take slow a start)
  10. Srice13 (talk · contribs) (Good at organization; short on content, but love the topic area; particularly the NW US)
  11. Nomadtales (talk · contribs) {Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea articles mainly)
  12. bigcurrens (talk · contribs) (Eagle Scout who likes wilderness survival / emergency preparedness topics)
  13. Rickbb (talk · contribs) (am slowly working on updating articles on trails I've thru-hiked, which are mostly in U.S. See my contributions for some of these.)
  14. Codenametiger (talk · contribs) (I love backpacking and traveling! The wilderness is home away from home.)
  15. TJ aka Teej (talk · contribs) (History regarding Appalachian Trail, Katahdin, Baxter State Park, and backpacking in New England. See my contribs.)
  16. Aepstein607 (talk · contribs) (Adirondack Park, Finger Lakes)
  17. Nattfodd (talk · contribs) (Northern Europe, Kungsleden trail and photo gear)
  18. Clemson3564 (talk · contribs) (Applachian Trail, Palmetto Trail, Foothills Trail, and all of the SE United States)
  19. Petersent (talk · contribs) (northeastern United States)
  20. Cullen328 (talk · contribs) (California - High Sierra and Mt. Shasta)
  21. Ktr101 (talk · contribs) (New England, but mostly New Hampshire}
  22. AlexHOUSE (talk · contribs) (Southern California)
  23. Soumit ban (talk · contribs) I just love trekking and travelling in the mountaineous terrain.
  24. Genevieve2 (talk · contribs) Quebec and Ontario (Canada), Adirondack and Green Mountains (USA)
  25. Camperdad (talk · contribs) Hiking and Backpacking trail systems in Michigan(USA) and further afield.


Related WikiProjects[edit]

Outdoor Recreation WikiProject Proposal[edit]

To all members of this WikiProject: please visit the proposal pagefor a new Outdoor Recreation WikiProject and give your feedback, especially in regards to how (and whether) it could build on and complement the work of this WikiProject and connect it to related WikiProjects.