The members of Arkansas Back Country had our first meeting today.  It was in one of the member's backyards, under a trap (haha, yeah we got rained on).  The afternoon was a fun time of hanging out, swapping stories, and the usual banter about gear and the like.  However, not only did we have good company and conversation, the food was amazing.  After everyone had finished eating, there was a few minutes of comical silence as everyone weighed taking a nap due to a full belly, or to keep on talking and getting to know new friends.  All in all, the day was a great success.  We got to meet fellow hikers, match faces with names (screen names), and start talking about future trips that we'll be taking together. 


     Recently I was invited to join this forum about backpacking.  The thing I really liked about this one was that it was all Arkansas backpackers.  It really is an awesome site!  It has a wide range of forums on it that cover everything from lightweight backpacking, navigation, and opinions on gear to stories, hiking organizations, and forums dedicated to almost every major trail in Arkansas.  If you wnat to check it out the link is, and I encourage all of you to check it out and maybe join (espically if you are an Arkansas hiker). 


This is my first attempt at a backpacking website, and I'm sure there will be a lot of amending that will go on.  I envisioned this as a place where people will be able to talk about DIY (do it yourself) backpacking projects.  Let me know what I can do to make it better.  Enjoy!