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Backpacking Resources




Where adventurists buy and sell gear for the outdoors

Western Mountaineering

Sleeping Bags

Steep and Cheap

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Backcountry Gear

Wide selection of the top brands in the industry

Mountain Equipment

Quality winter gear



Survival Frog

Large selection of survival food and hundreds of cool outdoor and preparedness products

Tracker School

Founded in 1978 by world renowned wilderness survival expert Tom Brown Jr. 

Backpacking Tips
Backpacking Tips! Learn everything you need to know about backpacking travel and vagabonding around the world. We can help you escape death by cubicle.

Practical Backpacking™
A popular resource for outdoor enthusiasts engaged in backpacking, biking, bushcraft, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, paddling, travel, and much more.  The Practical Backpacking™ Podcast features informative interviews with adventurers and leaders in the outdoor community

Knife Center

Survival knives and all kinds of outdoor gear

Camping Survival

Camping and survival products, services, skills  and knowledge

Summit Climb
SummitClimb and SummitTrek have been operating well organized and affordable mountain climbs, walks, and treks to Mount Everest and numerous peaks and valleys of Nepal, Tibet, Africa, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, and the Alps

Self Reliance Outfitters

Outdoor gear for both the hardcore survivalist and the weekend adventurist

Rock and Ice
Rock and Ice is the only climber-owned and operated climbing magazine. They publish authentic and accurate features and tales from the top climbing writers and photographers.
Hiking information for all ages and abilities: day hikes, backpacking, camping, gear, and trails – everything you need to make your next hiking vacation or day trip safe and fun.

Surviving the Outdoors
Avoid becoming a statistic by explaining the dangers of the wilderness and ensuring that you are physically and mentally prepared for any snags during your adventures.

Hot Springs

Resource for hot springs worldwide. Hot springs from the USA to Europe, Iceland, Australia and in between. 

Discover Tenkara

Build your skills while minimizing your gear. Learn the 400 year old art of fishing from heaven.

Hiking Project

Crowd sourced users share their knowledge of local trails
Topographic Maps

Online source for USGS based topographical maps

Storm Tracker

Click on a region to view images and animations for that region

Jet Stream Live

Interactive global jet stream forecast map on Netweather



The Hiking Life

Compilation of Tips and advice on trip planning

Journey Era

Exploring the world while creating adventure travel guides

Clever Hiker

Recommendations on the best backpacking gear

The Broke Backpacker 

Resource for budget travelers

Paul Magnanti

Practical advice on the outdoors

Lost With Purpose

Goal is to inspire you to travel responsibly


Epic travel guides and gear reviews to help you plan your next trip

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