Full Disclosure: I had let my "membership" lapse because I kept forgetting.
Now that I'm back on I want to let people know what they are missing.
There are several sub-forums beginning with: Roundtable Off Topic (OT) followed by Backpacks, Camp Kitchen, Clothing, Cutlery, Other Gear and DIY, Paddling, Backpacking, and Bikepacking.
Yesterday I started reading a thread titled Without Merit, which can best be described as sitting around the campfire and just talking about whatever comes to mind. It's like being on a mini-roller coaster where you go up and down as people share their highs and lows. It is also an opportunity to get to know people better.
I was on page 6 when I realized I was reading 2009 postings and that (from
what was visible to me) there were 100+ pages! Checked this morning (I'm on page 71) and there are 224 pages...and counting.
Hope this decription will be an incentive for others to become donating members as you do get a lot of bang for your bucks. Go to the top and look for the Beome a Donating Member option.
Mods: it would be interesting to know if there is a membership surge in the next week or so.