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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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