General Hiking/Backpacking Information
BackpackingLight – Ultralight backpacking resource, including a variety of forums.
Trail Journals – Years worth of hikers’ journals from trails all over, especially the Appalachian Trail.
The Trek – Hiking and backpacking information as well as hikers’ blogs.
“Make Your Own Gear” Materials
Dutchware – Dyneema Composite, X-Pac, insulation other materials and hardware.
RipstopByTheRoll – Dyneema Composite, X-Pac, insulation and other materials and hardware.
Quest Outfitters – X-Pac, insulation and other materials, hardware & kits.
Thru-Hiker – Assorted materials and kits.
Down Linens – Down.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Guthook’s Guides – Trail guide app for your IPhone or Android device.