Thought it would be better to discuss the subject in its own thread rather than in another... Backcountry camping, who does it, where do you go, etc. I myself have only really gotten into it this year and have been out a couple of times. I enjoy the solitude from civilization. I have taken my 13 year old son with me to get some father son time in on my trips out. I am planning for a long weekend next year to canoe the entire length of a 32 mile long lake near me. One of the bonuses to living in the state of New York is that you are allowed to camp on any state owned land as long as you stay 150ft from a road, trail or water source, and have 9 or less persons in your group and do not stay in the same spot for more than 3 days at a time. best part is, its free!!! and lets face it, free is the magic price these days.