Links

Links

Here are some links relating to lightweight backpacking. Many of these sites have additional links to other lightweight backpacking sites. LightweightBackpacking101.com is not responsible for the content, opinions, or positions published at these sites.

Online Stores

ProLite Gear (ProLiteGear.com)
Retailer focusing on lightweight backpacking gear, including hard to find items and products from cottage manufacturers.

GearBuyer.com
The Largest Selection of Sporting Goods from the Best Stores. Price Comparisons, Product Reviews, Price Alerts, Visual Search.

FootwearBuyer.com
The Largest Selection of Footwear from the Best Stores. Price Comparisons, Product Reviews, Price Alerts, Visual Search. If you are looking for footwear start your search on this site.

www.backpackinglight.com
BPL has an online store with hard to find items, and ultralight gear.

LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING INFORMATION PORTALS

www.backpackinglight.com
Some content requires a paid subscription. BPL has technical equipment reviews, feature articles, how-to articles and an active discussion forum related to lightweight backpacking.

www.backpacking.net
The Lightweight Backpacker has articles, reviews, and discussion forums.

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.)

www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/BackpackingLight
BackpackingLight List. Large volume of posts, people interested in ultralight packing.

TOUR OPERATORS AND GUIDED HIKING

Frontcountry.com
Has a good online database of Tour Operators for various geographic regions and destinations.

ORGANIZATIONS

www.pcta.org
Pacific Crest Trail Association

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

www.appalachiantrail.org/site/c.jkLXJ8MQKtH/b.1423119/k.BEA0/Home.htm/
Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

JOURNALS/INFORMATION/PERSONAL HIKER SITES

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

www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/8812
Journals of people hiking the John Muir Trail.

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

www.monmouth.com/~johno/index.html
John O’Mahoney’s Homepage.

www.pcthiker.com
Site for Pacific Crest Trail hikers. Many features, including Pepsi-can stove instructions and hiker journals.

www.adventurealan.com
Adventure Alan’s website.

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

www.msu.edu/~benne129
Chronicle of James Bennett’s attempt to set a record on the PCT.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/photonstove
Don “Photon” Johnson’s home page, with instructions for the famous Photon Stove.

TRAIL INFORMATION

www.yosemite.com
www.nps.gov/yose/wilderness