Fri, 21 Aug 1998 07:01:24 -0500
Rick et al,
In addition to, and not wanting to take anythung away from, this
esteemed list, there is an abundance of info of this very subject
throughout the web. Start with "Advice from Hikers", "The Backcountry
Home Page", "Bill & Carla's Backpacking Page", and "Chuck's Backpacking
Bonanza" for general info and tips:
If you really want to lighten your load, including some great
checklists, try "Michael's Ultralight Backpacking Page" and "The
And checkout GORP, "Outdoor Resources Online", the "Backpacker's Guide",
"Backpacker.com", and Backpacker's BaseCamp "Weekend Wilderness Guide"
for places to go/things to see:
If you still have na appetite for info, try these link resources:
Now, if you still haven't had enough, and you want to learn more about
this very complex and fathomless subject, I know a place inhabited by
backpacking enthusiasts (some say fanatics) with a neverending capacity
for sharing info and experiences. There's nothing like a campfire chat
after a long days hike to feed the imagination, so set your sights for:
<http://www.switchback.com/backpack/> .....and enjoy!
Commissioner, Central Florida Council (Orlando)
Chulee Afopkeh Chapter, Tipsa Lodge 326
". . . and now I'm finished Beavering,
. . . . so I'm going to work my ticket ('til I die)"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City