Resources for Hikers & Backpackers
These are the things that I use to make sure I don’t get lost on the trail, have a comfortable night’s sleep, and make it home safely, hopefully without ticks. Some of them are also affiliate links, in the interest of disclosure, which means that if you make a purchase through these links you get your swag and a little bit of it comes back to me to keep this site going.
Where I get the best gear.
Gossamer Gear is my new favorite source for all things ultralight. Read my review of their Mariposa backpack.
Backpacking & Hiking Books
Covering the basics, such as how to pack and how to plan for food.
The authors of Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’ were tired of bland, dehydrated backpacking meals so they compiled this excellent list of high-caloric-density, lightweight, easy, and tasty meals.
Just Good Reads
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, Bill Bryson. #1 Best Seller. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed. You’ve probably seen the movie by now.