Backpacking Links and Resources

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General Backpacking
G.O.R.P. The Great Outdoors Recreation Pages - one of the best sites on the net for backpacking, camping, trek planning, and destinations. Outdoor Activities
R Station If you like reading about caving, canoeing, hang gliding, backpacking, SCUBA diving, skydiving, sailing, and various activities that have absolutely nothing to do with Generation X, you'll be right at home here.
The One of my favorite sites devoted exclusively to backpacking. Includes articles, journals, advice, gear reviews, destinations, trail talk message system, photos, searchable database of trails, and much more.
The Lightweight
Backpacking ultralight promotes lightweight backcountry travel and features lots of info for the year-around backpacker.
Travelers Guide
This is a resource page about backpacking and traveling in general. It includes where to go, what to take, how to get there, and how to save money.
The Adventure
Adventure Network For Hiking, Camping, Outdoors, Navigation, Skiing, Climbing, Adventure Travel, First Aid, Safety, Product Buying, and Fitness Advice. Skills, destinations, gear, and activities - Backpacker Magazine's web site.
HAC Packers
Web Links
This is the links page for the HAC Packers, a hiking club in Southern California. It's a really excellent collection of links.
The Mining Company's Backpacking Page The starting place for exploring backpacking, from your Mining Co. Guide.
Backpacking and
Hiking Trailhead
Variety of backpacking and hiking links: Backpacking & hiking pages, lightweight backpacking, navigation, leave no trace, low-impact, online recreation magazines, recipes and food, outdoor safety.
The Backpacker
"The Backpacker Network is a valuable source of information featuring backpacking tips and hostel information to help you on your travels. I welcome any feedback and contributions from readers. If you have any doubts about whether backpacking is for you I'll remove them for you now; Backpacking will be one of the greatest adventures of your life. You'll learn a lot about yourself and other people. When you return you'll find yourself a new person and perhaps suffering from the Post Travel Blues."
Campmor The grandaddy camping supply mail order outfit.
Eureka Tents and backpacks. My Eureka Caddis 2 has been keeping me warm and dry for 18 years.
Extensive product descriptions and photos of backpacking equipment.
The Lightweight
Gear Shop
The Lightweight Backpacker promotes lightweight backcountry travel and their gear shop features hand picked lightweight equipment.
Gear2Go Another online gear store
GearPro GearPro backpacking, camping, hiking, skiing, climbing, and paddling gear. Gear checklists, materials and construction guides
Mountain Gear High performance outdoor equipment.
Northern Mountain
Backpacking gear and Y2K supplies.
The Backcountry
We sell backcountry ski gear and essential avalanche equipment. Look here for up to date regional avalanche forecasts, and info on backcountry hut systems. They have lots of backpacking gear as well.
Tents and Trails Tent and Trails provides high performance gear for hiking, climbing, backpacking, camping, mountaineering, backcountry, biking and nature use.
Backcountry Gear
Backcountry Gear Ltd. is located in Eugene, OR and specializes in specialty equipment for mountaineering, hiking, camping and backcountry use.
Wolfpacks Books about hiking with dogs
The Great Outdoor
Emporium Mall
Sells lots of backpacking food and cooking equipment
The Rocky Mountain
Survival Group's
Cooking Page
A nice collection of useful articles on camp cooking, building your own stoves, reflector ovens, recipes and links to other camp cooking sites.
Cookin Basics
for Campers
A very informative site on camp cooking. Karen Burns deals with techniques, equipment and recipes.
Food Page
Recipes, Tips and Techniques.
21st Century
21st Century Adventures 'Ezine' deals with interesting travel. Includes articles, photos, advice, "virtual adventures," and ideas.
Adventure Network Adventure Network For Hiking, Camping, Outdoors, Navigation, Skiing, Climbing, Adventure Travel, First Aid, Safety, Product Buying, and Fitness Advice.
Maptech Maptech provides digital marine charts, topo maps, and sectionals with easy to use software. Our electronic charts, topographical maps, and aeronautical sectionals are high quality, current digital reproductions of usgs, noaa, chs, nima, rnzn, imray paper charts.
Trails and Destinations
TrailPlace Information for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and the
Appalachian Trail long-distance hiking community.
The Buckeye Trail This site provides a wealth of information about Ohio's 1200 mileBuckeye Trail, including section descriptions, hike suggestions, andan events calendar.
Danny's Missouri Backpacking and
Hiking Trails Links
The name pretty much says it.
Land Between the Lakes Land Between the Lakes Recreation and Environmental Education Area, located in western Kentucky and Tennessee about 20 miles outside of Paducah, Kentucky, is a mecca for the avid outdoors person.
Jay's Backpacking Trips Backcountry backpacking and hiking trips and links including Black Hills, Absaroka Beartooth, Quetico, Smoky Mountains, Clifty Wilderness. Lots of good links too.
G.O.R.P.'s Trail Directory Here you'll find a comprehensive guide to all of the best hiking trails near you, across the country and around the world.
Sheltowee Trace
Trail Notes
Sheltowee means Big Turtle. That's the name the Shawnee gave Daniel Boone when they adopted him into their tribe. Centuries after Big Turtle led early settlers through the Cumberland Gap into the Shawnee's sacred hunting ground, John Muir and other explorers followed in his footsteps. Now the Sheltowee Trace retraces the ground broken by these pioneers, along a 268-mile National Recreation Trail.
Backpacking in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana Backpacking and Camping information on The Red River Gorge, Big South Fork, Savage Gulf and Harrison Crawford.
Kentucky State Parks Kentucky is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and most interesting historical sites in the country. Our state park system includes 49 parks and one interstate park with facilities for meetings and conferences, recreation, camping, sports, education and much more.
The Rocky Mountain
Survival Group
"Our mission is to provide a central database of practical, accurate, reliable and interesting news, articles and product information from all sources regarding self-reliance & survival.
Captain Dave's
Survival Center
The goal of Captain Dave's Survival Center is to provide news and information to help you increase your chances of survival before, during and after natural and man-made disasters, including Y2K. Preparedness tips will cover specific disaster types, evacuation planning, food and water preservation and storage, weapons procurement, caching and survival-related books.
Equipped to Survive Information on survival equipment & supplies, outdoors & camping gear & survival techniques and skills - aviation, marine, wilderness, water & urban survival information
Total Survival Complete survival and emergency preparedness company.
Wild Foods,
Foraging and
Wilderness Survival
Self-sufficiency and self-reliance, food storage, wild foods foraging,
healing herbs, wilderness survival, nuclear fallout and radiation protection, homesteading, emergency and disaster preparedness.
Hood's Woods The Hoods Woods site contains wilderness survival instruction, information and instructional videos for outdoor enthusiasts.
This is the online article collection from "Insights" the newsletter of Lots of good info.
First Aid
Active First Aid Excellent Site. Active First Aid Online! is the Internet version of the official PARASOL EMT First Aid book. Written by ambulance paramedics with a total of 40 years experience in pre-hospital care.