Websites

  • Adventure Alan: Trip reports, gear recommendations, hiking guides and how to’s.
  • Andrew Skurka: Gear reviews, skills tutorials and trip reports.
  • Backpacking Light: Wide-ranging source for gear reviews and ultra-lightweight backpacking techniques.
  • Bushwalk.com: Excellent source of information on bushwalking options around Australia.
  • Chris Townsend Outdoors: Trip reports, gear reviews and skills articles from the author of “The Backpacker’s Handbook.”
  • International Fuel Names: Translations for the names of fuels commonly used in backpacking stoves in more than sixty countries around the world.
  • Outdoor Gear Lab: Detailed reviews and rankings of a wide range of lightweight backpacking equipment.
  • Pmags.com:  Across-the-board commentaries on all things hiking and backpacking. Practical, too the point and with a little bit of humour thrown into the mix.
  • REI Blog: Tips, stories & gear reports.
  • Section Hiker: Gear reviews and “how to’s.” Philip Werner, the site’s author, is one of the most prolific outdoor writers on the web.
  • Semi-rad: A humorous and often insightful look at the outdoors lifestyle.
  • Summitpost: Logistical information and trip reports for a wide range of hikes around North America.
  • Ultralight Reddit: Useful forum for hikers interested in lightening their pack load. Pack shakedowns, skills articles, youtube tutorials, trip reports and gear lists.