Ultra Light, or UL --> even lighter  ;) , --> Information sources   Start of this page: 12 Jan 2019   

Volume, which is often underexposed, and weight play a major role!

 

  1. Wiki

    1. Ultralight backpacking

    2. Reddit

    3. Fastpacking - A Beginner's Guide  ukhillwalking.com, UK,  13 March 2019

  2. See also the Long Distance Hiking/Walking-pages

  3. Leave No Trace

    1. Seven Principles​, LNT Center for Outdoor Ethics

    2. 5 Best Trowels of 2019   For digging a hole for you poo/number 2, Sectionhiker

  4. Major items   {To do:  put in order of weight http://www.ultralightbackpacker.com/where-to-start.html3 most heavy+ 4 not so heavy}​​  

  5. 7 Ps (military adage)


In alphabetical order:

  1. Andrew Skurka

    1. Wiki    last edited on 26 Feb 2019

    2. About

    3. Beginner backpackers: Start here || Advice, info, tips & resources,  3 Feb 2017

    4. Blog

    5. Book  The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide (Second Edition): Tools & Techniques to Hit the Trail, Sept 2016  Tip: Download PDF file

    6. Facebook 

    7. Food

      1. Where bear canister or Ursack at night?-Reader questionUSA, 10 Jan 2019

      2. Ineffective & outdated: Six reasons to not hang a bear bagUSA, 10 Jan 2019

      3. Admission: Yes, I sleep with my food USA, 21 Dec 2018

    8. Gear selection   +  Gear List Template + 3-season Checklist   13 March 2019  Tip: download + change

    9. Lightweight lifestyle  + “Stupid light”: Why light is not necessarily right, and why lighter is not necessarily better  16 July 2012, "But in my blind pursuit to shed weight, I made decisions that compromised my efficiency, thus negatively impacting my trips. In other words, in an effort to “go light” I ended up going “stupid light.” (Special thanks to Phil Barton and Pat Starich for sharing this expression with me.)​"

    10. Podcast, Inside The Outside Show, 18 March 2019

    11. Podcast, Fastest Known Time, 1 April 2019

    12. Trekking poles      Why & when: Removal of trekking pole straps & baskets 31 May 2017

  2.  "Atlasguides.com"-blog USA,Trail stories + Gear reviews, maker of "Guthook"- app, Backpacker Radio: #22 | "Guthook" on Building the Most Popular Thru-Hiking App YouTube

  3. Backpacker Magazine, USA

    1. How to thru hike a long trail, 5 Apr 2019

    2. Ultra Light-search results  11 Feb 2019​

    3. Ultra Light

    4. Gear-checklists

    5. Tips for Backpacking Nutrition 26 Feb 2019, Tip: "Fuel Up for Big Miles -->you can shift your system to burn fat first"

    6. Facebook Magazine, Page, Like: 477.088 /Follow: 478.277 22 April 2019

  4. Backpackers, USA, "We are a small, independent team writing gear reviews and useful outdoor guides."

    1. Ultra light Backpacker   1 of 5 types, "If you want to reduce weight, compartmentalize your gear in every way, and simply go farther, the Ultralight Backpacker is for you" --> "Explore Recommended Gear and Outdoor Guides for Ultralight Backpacker "

    2. Blog  

    3. Facebook  Page   Like: 3.454 /Follow: 3.599 22 April 2019

  5. Backpacking Light (BPL), USA

    1. Facebook  Page Like:22.528/Follow: 23.167 22 April 2019

    2. YouTube 2.151 members 19 Apr 2019

    3.  "Minimalist Footwear: NOT FOR BACKPACKING.".-video, when to wear which shoes, 19 May 2017

    4. "Trekking Poles"-podcast, 1:22 hour!, 17 Dec 2018 --> Tip: Playlist 

    5. Podcast   

  6. Backpacking Light  UK Facebook  Sitemap   Going Light weight  Podcast: The Outdoors Station  YouTube  Links  

  7. Backpacking.net, USA   Backpack Weight Reducing Tips  !

  8. Dyneema Composite Fabrics(DCF) --> Cuben Fibre -->Old name!

    1. PodcastBackpacking Light, USA, see the links!!!

    2. Wiki

    3. Dyneema® Fabrics  made by DSM, -1 DCF, -2 Carbon, -3 Denim, -4 Knit, 5- Wovens with Dyneema

    4. Hyperlite Technology  by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

    5. Buy: Ripstop By The Roll  Tip: "Rain Skirt"-Kit even better: get a print on it! see review of Donald Yochem

  9. "Facebook"-page ​  

  10. Food​

    1. Tips for Backpacking Nutrition 26 Feb 2019, Backpacker, Tip: "Fuel Up for Big Miles -->you can shift your system to burn fat first"

    2. "Backpacking Food and Nutrition"-podcastBackpacking Light, USA,  01:48:09 hours, 25 May 2018

    3. Playlist of "Dixie", USA, "Ways I Try to Eat Healthier Backpacking"  --> 10:36 minute Wild Edibles--> Do: gain more knowledge--> Search: -1 Global: edible plants, wild edibles -2 Local: which edible plants in which areas

    4. Darwin on the trail, USA,

      1. "Food on the PCT"-video, 11 okt. 2018 

      2. "Cold Soaking/Stoveless Backpacking - Is It Right For You?"-video, 21 Dec. 2017, Great comment of Gregory Jones: "'ll soak with about half of the needed water on the trail--then boil the other half in camp. Hot, finished food with minimal fuel usage."

    5. Health benefits of trail mix , Arbor Explorer, ​USA, Extra info from me: Healthier to choose: "not salted"+"not roasted"+"no added sugar"--> summary: as natural as can be!

  11. Forums

    1. Backpacking light.com

    2. Reddit  127.589 members  8 March  2019  Tip: go to the right for: Resources, Pack Weight Tools, Crowd Sourced Databases

    3. Whiteblaze.net  65.482 members 8 March 2019, "The WhiteBlaze Network was created by a community of Appalachian Trail enthusiasts"  General Gear Talk    Ultra-Light Hikers

    4. Bushwalk Australia-Equipment,  WikiMain page of forum 11.659 members 8 March 2019

    5. Randonner Leger-French   English-version (Google Translate) 11.047 members 8 March 2019  Lightweight hardware discoveries and tests (Google Translate)  --> = Le forum de la randonnée légère ou ultra-légère !

    6. Ultraleicht Trekking-German   English-version (Google Translate)  3.401 members  8 March 2019  Equipment (Google Translate) --> = Ausrüstung

    7. Trek-lite, 1.962 members 8 March 2019

    8. Trailspace 

  12. Gearjunkie , USA

    1. Facebook

    2. Instagram

    3. Twitter

    4. Gear

      1. New gear

      2. Reviews of gear

      3. Ultralight --> Search results

      4. Thru-hike-->Search results

      5. Hammock --> Search results

      6. "Best Trekking Poles of 2019", 1 May 2019

        1. "5’1″/1.55 m and under    -->100 cm

        2. up to 5’7″/1.70 m              --> 110 cm

        3. 5’8″/1.73 m to 5’11”/1,80 --> 120 cm

        4. taller than 6′/1,83              --> 130 cm

    5. Search --> type what you want to find!

  13. Gear lists

    1. "lighterpack.com"-lists on www.reddit.com, USA, sort: new to old

    2. Google search on Lighterpack

  14. Hammock

    1. "Hammock"-pages   Click for a lot of information on hammock sets/systems, For discussions on hammock/tent/tarp  go to bottom of page, you also will find thisThe Trek: "Hammock-Tent-Tarp-flowchart"

    2. Video Setting up Hammock & Tarp on Ground, Shug 22 Jul 2017​

    3. Hammocks for Thru-Hiking, USA, The Hiking Life, 1 Feb 2018

    4. Hammock or Tent Setup – Which is heavier? 2 July 2 2018 by Beardoh, Long Distance HikerBeardoh + Sweetpea

    5. Gearjunkie--> Search results

    6. How to Save Weight While Hammock Camping  14 Oct 14 2017, contains both great + outdated information! A lot has changed, so, like always!, do your research!

    7. Backpacking Hammock: Forest & high-use zone specialist, Andrew Skurka, USA, 21 November 2016--> a lot has changed since then ;) , but still a lot of great information ;) 

  15. Hyperlite Mountain Gear

    1. "Everything Less Matter, From the weight of your gear to the scale of your endeavors"

    2. Shakedown​, "A shakedown is a process many gear-reliant outdoorspeople will initiate to shed unnecessary equipment that’s too heavy, only serves one purpose, is oversized, or, after honest introspection, brought out of fear or without a convincing argument to carry it. A good shakedown will leave a stalwart explorer with just what’s necessary to accomplish a goal with less risk of fatigue, discomfort, or distraction. With THE SHAKEDOWN, our goal is to help you reexamine how you head out into the wild. Spearheaded with thoughts and advice from our founder and CEO, Mike St. Pierre, and supported with shared or alternative viewpoints from many members of the Hyperlite Mountain Gear family, we’re going to provide you with plenty to think about whether you’re new to ultralight or a veteran of minimalist efficiency."-> source of this text: newsletter 29 April 2019

    3. Blog 

    4. Hyperlite Technology,  Dyneema: Fiber + Composite Fabrics (DCF) --> Cuben Fibre =Old name! + ...

  16. Links collections

    1. Ruta Locura USA Adjustable tent poles,  Do

    2. The Stick Pic  USA,  "10-gram StickPic to quickly attaches a camera to the end a hiking pole"  Do

    3. Backpacking Light  UK  Do

    4. Trekking Lite Store  World wide, German text, last link check 1 Jan 2018

  17. Live for the outdoors, UK, Magazine  Facebook​​

  18. Outdoorgearlab USA, many reviews/tests

    1. Facebook

    2. Ultralight  latest reviews

    3. Backpack-Ultralight

      1. How to Choose 8 Nov 2018​

      2. Best-Ultralight-backpack 2019  3 Apr 2019

    4. Tent/Shelter-Ultralight

      1. How to Choose 7 Nov 2018

      2. Best Ultralight Tent/Shelter  7 Nov 2018

    5. Sleeping  bag/Quilt-Ultralight

      1. How to Choose,  5 July 2017

      2. Best-Ultralight-Sleeping-bag/Quilt 2019 18 March 2019 

    6. Hiking Socks

      1. How to Choose  12 Oct 2018

      2. Best Hiking Socks 12 Oct 2018

    7. Sleeping Pads

      1. How to choose 4 May 2018

      2. Best Sleeping Pads 6 Nov 2018  

    8. Trekking Poles

      1. Ten Reasons  29 July 2014

      2. How to choose 14 May 2018

      3. Trekking Poles 4 April 2019

    9. Down Jackets

      1. How to Choose​  29 Oct 2018

      2. Women 20 Dec 2018

      3. Men  29 Oct 2018

    10. Hammocks, I don't recommend​ the test! The nr 1 of this test is the old Warbonnet Blackbird, Newer is the XLC, and  the XLC has even an updated version. My "Big Three" from my research: -1 "Sparrow" from Dream Hammock, -2 "Chameleon" from Dutchware -3 Blackbird XLC from Warbonnet, latest version  -> click for more info I commented on the test before this one but they didn't not followed my advise.

  19. Personal, Europe​  *Facebook: hieronder nog verwerken

    1. Hiking In Finland, English, Hendrik Morkel (About), YouTube, Facebook, Instagram Twitter

    2. Outdoor Guru  Gijs Loning, The Netherlands, English, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

  20. Personal, USA

    1. Adventure Alan  Alan Dixon   Facebook

    2. Backcountry Banter  Joe Brewer   Cottage Company Master List with great map! Facebook   YouTube   Twitter

    3. Clever hiker

    4. Halfwayanywhere: "Mac"

    5. Hike lighter: John Abela

    6. Long Distance HikerBeardoh + Sweetpea, 15 trail trips, 2018 gear lists: hammock + ground , Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Hammock or Tent Setup – Which is heavier? 2 July 2 2018 by Beardoh

    7. Paul Mags/Magnanti 

    8. Stick's blog: Chad

    9. The Hiking Life: Cam “Swami” Honan​  Facebook

    10. Tough Girl, USA,  "Sarah Williams", I set up Tough Girl Challenges as a way of motivating and inspiring women and girls. I'm the host the Tough Girl Podcast where I’ve interviewed over 200 inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women. Facebook   YouTube   Podcast   ..........

  21. Podcast

    1. Backpacking and Blisters  USA, by Derek and Carl, -->  #58 8 March 2019, 

    2. Backpacking Light, USA, 

      1. Backpacking Food and Nutrition

      2. Dyneema Composite Fabrics (DCF) -->Cuben Fibre -->Old name!

      3. Trekking Poles, 1:22 hour!, 17 Dec 2018

    3. Inside the Outside Show USA, every week, since Nov 2018  Gary + Christy Kirk

    4. Outside USA   

    5. The First 40 miles  USA, Heather and Josh Legler, has stopped :( , First:16 Dec 2014  --> 214: The Final Episode: 18 Dec 2018   Facebook

    6. The Trek, USA

      1. All

      2. Backpacker Radio co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey  #1 22 Jan 2018--> #30  1 March 2019, about, about twice a month, "From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.

      3. Trail Correspondents, "is a teleportation machine to the trail- in audio form. Every other week, a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the American Discovery Trail, give us a glimpse into the world of long distance backpacking. Through their eyes and vocal cords, we learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on trail yourself. " 

    7. The Outdoors Station UK from Backpacking Light  Facebook  1.122 members 3 May 2019  YouTube  8.226 members 3 May 2019

    8. Tough Girl, USA,  Sarah Williams, "I set up Tough Girl Challenges as a way of motivating and inspiring women and girls. I'm the host the Tough Girl Podcast where I’ve interviewed over 200 inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women.

    9. Trust The Trail, USA,  Scott & Ariane,  Facebook-group   251 members 20 March 2019

    10. Hammocks

  22. Section hiker: Philip Werner USA

    1. 10-best-ultralight-backpacks 2019, USA, survey with over 2400 participants

    2. Sleeping  bag/Quilt

      1. Quilt <--> Sleeping-bags: Pros-Cons  28 Feb 2019

      2. 10-best-ultralight-backpacking-quilts 13 Jan 2019

    3. Shelters​: Tents, Hammocks, Tarps and Bivy sacks (Bivy's)

      1. 2019 Annual Survey Results 6 March 2019 

    4. How to Prevent Broken Trekking Poles, ​

    5. Facebook

  23. "Shops"-page

  24. Smarter Backpacking, Jörgen Johansson, Sweden, "Smarter Backpacking"-book (2010), other books

  25. The Great Outdoors Magazine UK  Facebook    Lighter clothing  26 July 2018  Top tips for packing light  27 June 2016

  26. The Trek

    1. Top Sleeping Bags/Quilts + Sleeping Pads on the "Appalachian Trail": 2018 Thru-Hiker Survey​

    2. YouTube, different vloggers

    3. "The Trek: Appalachian Trail-Facebook page, USA, Like: 89.399  / Follow: 89.224  27 April 2019

    4. "The Trek"Faceboog page, USA, Like: 9.874  / Follow: 10.355  27 April 2019

  27. Trailspace Reviews by the community  Ranking of reviewers--> Tip: choose "how long"  About/Tour  Forum   Facebook​​​

  28. Trek & MountainMagazine, UK, FacebookPage 

  29. Ultralight Jerk- Facebook page      "Ultralight Jerks"Facebook group    Instagram  .........

  30. "YouTube"​-page 

 
 
 
 

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