Links of Interest

General Hiking/Backpacking Information – Forums, podcasts, etc. – Excellent ultralight backpacking resource, including a wealth of DIY information. – Years worth of hikers’ journals from trails all over, especially the Appalachian Trail.


Hiking/Backpacking Gear

ZPacks – All things Cuben Fiber, including materials to make your own uber-light gear.

Thru-Hiker – Make your own gear materials and kits. High quality down by the ounce.

Quest Outfitters – Excellent source for materials and kits for making your own gear.

RipstopByTheRoll – Wide variety of ultralight fabric, insulation and hardware for making your own gear.

Down Linens – Premium (including 950fp!) down.

REI – The outdoor gear super store.


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

General Info

Backcountry Permits


Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

AWOL’s Trail Guide Book


Hiking Legends

Grandma Gatewood

Nimblewill Nomad

Ray Jardine

Warren Doyle

Andrew Skurka


Other Links

Benign Essential Tremor

Alcoholics Anonymous



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