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