Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario


A lone timber wolf greets
paddlers along the north shore
of Lake Superior, Canada
(Photo by Michael Neiger)


He travels safest
in the dark night
who travels lightest.
   -- Hernando Cortez
  1485-1547
  Conquest of Mexico

 

Our life is
frittered away
by detail...
Simplify,
simplify.
  -- Henry D. Thoreau
  1817-1862
  Walden:
  Where I Lived, 1854

 

 

The Rucksack Masthead
By Michael A. Neiger (aka: LandNavMan), Marquette, Michigan
Wilderness tripper: backpacking, winter camping, swift-water canoeing
Web site URL: http://therucksack.tripod.com • E-mail: mneiger@hotmail.com
Contents copyright © 1984-2007 by Michael A. Neiger • All rights reserved.

                                                                 

Beyond Backpacking Book

"Beyond Backpacking--
Ray Jardines Guide to
Lightweight Hiking"

 

Resources



By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2002
                                        

Last updated on November 15, 2007


Contents of page

   Ultralight backpacking
      links
      articles in Backpacker Magazine
      books
      vendors

   Homemade stove plans
      Go to Lightweight Rations Page


Looking for
wilderness tripping
equipment and
supplies?
For 100's of sources for wilderness tripping equipment and supplies, visit the sources for gear page on this Web site.

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Recommend
a book, catalog,
or Web site
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** Recommended


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Adventure Alan
   http://www.adventurealan.com/

Andy's Lightweight Backpacking Site
   http://www.geocities.com/amytys/

Backpacking Light--The Journal of Lightweight Hiking and Backcountry Travel
   http://www.backpackinglight.com

Backpacker's Ultralight Backpacking Center
   http://www.backpacker.com/gear/ultralight

Backpacking Lightweight
   http://www.backpacking.net

BikerDave's Home Buyers Guide
   http://bikerdave.crosswinds.net/shelterII.html
   A very useful comparison of ultra-light tents,
   tarps, bivys, bags, & hammocks.
   According to Dave himself, "A guide to
   the outdoor home for ultralight style backpackers.
   Lists specifications (and links to reviews)
   for ultra-lightweight... tents; tarptents;
   pyramids & formed tarps; basic tarps;
   hammocks & camping hammocks;
   bivy sacks; sleeping bags; and backpacks."

Centerwalk--Ultralight Backpacking
   http://www.centerwalk.com/index.html

Chris Townsend's page
   http://www.auchnarrow.demon.co.uk/

Day Hiker
   http://www.dayhiker.com/

Glenn's Ultralight Backpacking
   http://ourworld.cs.com/lighthiker

Great Lakes Lightweight Backpacker
   http://members.tripod.com/halbertri/

Hiking Central
   http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/6736/hikec.html

Joe's Ultralight Backpacking
   http://www.ultralightbackpacker.com/

John O's Ultralight Backpacking Page
   http://www.monmouth.com/~johno/

JuggleButton's World Home Page
   http://www.geocities.com/jugglebutton/

Ken Knight's Ultralight Backpacking Way
   http://www.wanderingknight.org/travels/backpacking/intro.html

Kuffel Creek Press
   http://www.kuffelcreek.com/new_release.htm
   Free download of Lightweight Backpacking--The Importance of Good Form

LaRock's Backpack
   http://www.pinevalleycalifornia.com/larock

LED Information
   http://ledmuseum.home.att.net/

Light Weight Backpacking
   http://www.alabamatrail.org/hikingAL/gear.htm

Long Summer's Walk by Ron Mouk
   http://www.fallingwater.com/pct2000/gear/gearlist.asp

Michael's Ultralight Backpacking Page
   http://www.monmouth.com/~mconnick/index.html

Onestep's Ultralight Backpacking Resource
   http://onestep4me.tripod.com/

Ray Jardine's Adventure Page
   http://www.rayjardine.com/

Samh.Net
   http://samh.net/backpacking/

Sgt Rock's Hiking H.Q.
   http://sgtr0ck.tripod.com/

Super Shioshio's room
   http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~we2a-sod/english/menuie.htm

The Dirtbagger's Deluxe
   http://www.mattwestfall.com/nigal/intro.htm

Thru-Hiker--Gear and Resources for Long Distance Hikers
   http://www.thru-hiker.com/index.htm

Tornado's Ultralight Backpacking
   http://litetornado.tripod.com/

Ultralight Backpacking
   http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/rwgross/ultralig.htm

Ultralight-hiking.com
   http://ultralight-hiking.com/

Yellowstone Backpacking Journal
   http://biofilm.eps.montana.edu/~backpacking/

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Additional ultralight backpacking links

Great Lakes Lightweight Backpacker
   http://members.tripod.com/halbertri/
   Select "connections"

Onestep's Ultralight Backpacking Links
   http://onestep4me.tripod.com/links.htm

The Dirtbagger's Deluxe
   http://www.mattwestfall.com/nigal/intro.htm
   Select "links"

Yahoo's UltraLight Backpacking page
    http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Outdoors/
Hiking/Ultralight_Backpacking/

 


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December 2002, pp. 42-55, 106,
"Ultralight Made Easy."
December 2002, p. 11,
"Jon's Lightweight Picks and Pans," by Jonathan Dorn.
May 2002, pp. 71-74, 102-103,
"I Saw the Light," by Jonathan Dorn.
August 2001, pp. 44-50,
"Heavyweights vs. Lightniks," by Andy Dappen.
April 1999, p. 22,
"Have Pith Helmet, Will Travel," by Michele J. Morris.
May 1998, pp. 184-186,
"Lose Weight! I Did!" by Jim Gorman.
February 1998, pp. 56-64,
"The Ray Way," by Peter Potterfield.
October 1996, pp. 71-75,
"What's the Hurry?" by John Fayhee.
September 1996, pp. 90-95,
"Less is More," by Kristin Hostetter.
April 1994, pp. 75(?)-80,
"Less is More," by Mark Jenkins.
 

 


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**Beyond Backpacking--Ray Jardine's Guide to Lightweight Hiking, by Ray Jardine (AdventureLore Press, 2000)

Lightweight Backpacking--The Importance of Good Form, by Kevin Hauser (1999)

Long-Distance Hiking--Lessons From the Appalachian Trail, by Roland Mueser (McGraw-Hill, 1998)

**Pacific Crest Trail Hiker's Handbook--Innovative Techniques and Trail Tested Instruction for the Long Distance Hiker, by Ray Jardine (AdventureLore Press, 1996)

Powerpacking--Principles of Lightweight Long Distance Backpacking, second edition, by Tom Ridley (1997)

Ultralight Backpacker--The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail, by Ryel Kestenbaum (Ragged Mountain Press, 2001)

 


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AntiGravityGear LLC
   
http://www.antigravitygear.com/index.html
   Ultralight accessories

Austin's Tyvek
   
901-756-2977
   
http://home.midsouth.rr.com/tyvek/
   Austin Carpenter sells Tyvek by the foot

Equinox, Ltd.
   1-800-326-9241
   http://www.equinoxltd.com/
   Select "products" and then "ultra light packing"

GoLite
   1-888-546-5483
   http://www.golite.com/

GVP Gear
   http://www.gvpgear.com/

Hammocks.com
   1-866-577-3529
   http://www.hammocks.com
   Hammocks for backpacking, etc.

Hennessy Hammocks
   http://www.hennessyhammock.com/

Hike 'n Light
   http://www.hikenlight.com/

Integral Designs
   
1-403-640-1445
   
http://www.integraldesigns.com/
   
Sil tarps

Light Is Right Outdoor Equipment
   
1-800-955-3080
   http://www.lightisright.com/

Lightweight Gear Shop
   
http://www.backpacking.net/gearshop.html

LW Gear
   
http://www.members.tripod.com/lwgear/lwg.html

Moonbow Gear
   http://www.moonbowgear.com/

Only the Lightest Camping Equipment
   1-800-933-4453
   http://www.hikelight.com

Oware
   
1-888-292-4534
   http://www.owareusa.com/

Paddy's Gear
   http://hometown.aol.com/paddysgear/

Stephenson's Warmlight
   1-603-293-8526
   http://www.warmlite.com

Trailquest
   http://trailquest.net/store.html

Ultralight Adventure Equipment
   1-435-753-5191
   http://www.ula-equipment.com/

Wanderlust Outdoor Gear
   http://wanderlustgear.com/

 


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In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world,
the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.
 
— John Muir 1838-1914, Alaska Wilderness, 1890

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