Links

LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING INFORMATION PORTALS

www.trailspace.com
Submit your own reviews of ultralight backpacking gear.

www.practicalbackpacking.com
Forums and Podcasts for those new and old to Ultralight Backpacking.

www.backpackinglight.com
Equipment reviews, feature articles, how-to articles relating to lightweight backpacking.

www.backpacking.net
The Lightweight Backpacker.

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DISCUSSION LISTS

www.backcountry.net
National Scenic Trails Mailing Lists. Lots of information of a general nature, also related to specific trails (PCT, AT, etc.)

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ORGANIZATIONS

www.pcta.org
Pacific Crest Trail Association

www.aldhawest.org
American Long Distance Hiking Association (West)

www.appalachiantrail.org
Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

www.cdtrail.org
Continental Divide Trail Alliance

www.coloradotrail.org
Colorado Trail Foundation

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BLOGS AND PERSONAL SITES

http://SectionHiker.com 

Blog about lightweight backpacking by Philip Werner.

www.francistapon.com
Francis Tapon’s site. Author of “Hike Your Own Hike”.

www.backpack45.com
Home of Shepherd Canyon Books – a site focused on backpacking, Camino de Santiago, John Muir Trail, and Women’s Adventure.

www.adventurealan.com
Extensive info on lightweight/ultralight backpacking – gear lists, food lists, getting started, gear selection, trip reports (with great photos),
food/nutrition/cooking, lightweight backpacking techniques, and photography.

onestep4me.tripod.com
Onestep’s Ultralight Backpacking Resource…section hiking the AT with a “10 lb. pack”.

www.trailquest.net
Information on America’s 3 Long Distance Trails.

www.verber.com/mark
Mark Verber’s backpacking site.

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GEAR

www.tarptent.com
Henry Shires’ tarptent.

www.sixmoondesigns.com
Ron “Fallingwater” Moak’s Ultralight gear.

http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/
European ultralight gear retailer and Gossamer Gear reseller. If you need it, they have it.

www.bearvault.com
Information on the Bear Vault bear canister, lightest affordable bear canister available.

www.beyondfleece.com
Fleece and other clothing, made exactly to your measurements! Tall and other hard-to-fit people rejoice!

www.hennessyhammock.com
Site for Hennessy Hammocks, including lightweight models.

www.nunatakusa.com
Nunatak Gear – hand crafted down outerwear and sleep systems.

www.questoutfitters.com
Supplier of outdoor fabrics, notions and hardware, also patterns and kits for making the G4 ultralight pack.

www.ursack.com
Lightweight bear-resistant food bags.

www.warmlite.com
Unique tents, sleeping bags, vapor barrier clothing.

owfinc.com
Supplier of fabrics, (including 1.1oz Sil Ripstop) hardware, patterns etc for the person who wants to put together their own outdoor gear.

www.traildesigns.com
Lightweight stove accessories.

www.wild-ideas.net
Lightest hard-shell bear-resistant canister available.

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