The Ultralight Backpacking Site Map
Below is a link to every page on site, except some of the
pages of these sections:
Edible Plants | Useful Plants
To contact me for any reason, email me at: steve @ webhikerllc.com
Ultralight Backpacking Site Home Page.
and Backpacking With a Cell Phone - Some guidelines.
Backpacking - Get started with this book excerpt.
Ultralight Backpacking Book - The Introduction and table
Off the Land? - Or at least have some fresh food.
Childhood Fish Stories - No pole required.
the Map but Off the Roads - A true story about finding hidden
Dream Backpacking List - Under 11 pounds--food and water
Backpacking Gear Videos - Three more good ones.
Fiber - It is used to make the lightest gear out there.
Videos - Three good ones and commentary.
Finding Water - A few tips
and a video too.
Questions - With my answers.
Useful Plants for Backpackers
- Examples and an explanation.
Which Backpacking Workout
Routine? - Some suggestions.
Two Basic Survival Strategies
- Which one should you choose?
The Best Backpack for Ultralight
Backpacking - Examples and suggestions.
Cheap Backpacking Gear
- Some new ideas to try.
Ultralight Hiking Tips
- A collection of techniques and ideas.
Backpacking in Florida
- Suggestions and directions.
Travel Backpacks - For
routine travel or hiking trips.
How Many Feet Are
in a Mile - Measuring distance with time.
Light Hiking in Rainy Weather
- Tips and ideas.
Hiking in Colorado -
Places and tips for safety.
Wild Camping - Rough and ready.
My 10 Essentials for
Hiking - And comments on others' lists.
Best Shoes and Socks for Hiking?
- My answers...
- And other questions and answers.
Summer Hiking Tips - A few
Tent Camping Tips - For
Luxury Backpacking Supplies
- Some ideas.
How to Make a Fire -
From your pee?
Ultra Light Backpacking
Questions and Answers - Collected from my emails.
Wilderness Survival Camping
- Backpacking with a new purpose...
How to Avoid Altitude
Sickness - My experiences and tips.
Altoids Survival Kit
- Just three ounces total weight.
Backpacking Trails and Destinations
- Notes from my experiences.
Q and A - My take on what you need.
Tips on Survival
in the Wilderness - Be prepared!
How to Buy a Backpack
- A look at the options.
The Long Distance Day
Hike - My own experience and advice.
Man Versus Wild - Dangerous
Ideas? - Yes, and here's why.
Survival Kits - How to Make Them
- Some ideas.
Using Walking Sticks
- Does It Save Energy? The scientific evidence.
In Defense of Water Bladders
- Another perspective.
High Altitude Brain
Damage - How high is too high?
Hammock Camping and Ultralight
Backpacking - A true account.
Backpacking Recipes - Simple ones.
Vegan Backpacking Food
- Some options...
Survival Techniques and
Tips - Some good tips here.
Review of the Ribz Frontpack
- I used it on an overnight hike/climb.
Gear Testing and Getting Lost
- A trip that taught me some lessons.
Overnight Under Twelve Pounds
- A packing list for a recent trip.
Games for Backpackers
- Five good ones.
Shelters - Ten Tips - For wilderness emergency situations.
- Hiking in the Colorado Mountains - A true story.
The Cattail - One of the Most
Useful Plants - See why.
Survival Techniques - It's all about priorities.
New Survival Kit Ideas
- The usual and some new ideas.
Cheap Backpacking - Seven
Tips - How to backpack on a budget.
A Lightweight Camping
Packing List - From a recent trip in June snows.
Backpacking Advice - Keeping
it Cheap - Six ways to cut the cost.
How to Prevent Foot Blisters
- Ten tips to put to use.
Backpacking Equipment - Latest Weights : See what's available
Unusual Outdoor Adventures
- Homemade rafts, fishing by hand, mine hunting...
My Backpacking Philosophy
- Notes from a recent interview.
Think Like a Lightweight
Backpacker - Six questions.
Outdoor Survival Tips
- Some unusual ones.
Michigan Backpacking -
Unknown Places - Time to escape the crowds...
Mosquito Control for Backpackers
- Seven tips.
Safe Drinking Water for
Backpackers - How to find it or make it.
Medicine Bow - Hiking; Searching
for a Plane Crash - Day hike to a high summit.
- No cooking required.
Scrambling - How to do it safely.
Black Bears and Backpackers
- Avoiding trouble and dealing with it.
Animal Attacks - How to
avoid them and deal with them.
The Mountain Goat and I -
He licked my hand...
Outdoor Survival Priorities
- In order of importance.
Survival Shelter - Understanding
Making a Fire Without Matches
- It's not as easy as it looks on TV.
Lightweight Hiking Story
- In the Colorado Rockies.
How to Make a Raft -
An play Tom Sawyer.
Foot Care for Backpackers
- Treating common problems.
Survival Foods - The most
readily available in emergencies.
A Toothache while Backpacking
- What to do.
Wilderness Survival Hunting
- It isn't about fancy weapons or trophy kills.
Television for Backpackers
- What can a homebound backpacker watch?
Winter Hiking - Lifesaving
Wild Plants You Can Use - Rope,
medicine, fire - what do you need?
Survivorman - A review of the
Moonlight Hiking - Why
New Backpacking Idea
- Ideas for products and techniques.
Michigan Outdoors - Hidden
Places - Some places you haven't heard about.
Backpack with Wheels
- A new invention inspires my own ideas.
Tents - Plus tarps, bivy sacks; advantages of each.
Hiking Adventures - Stories.
The Case for Ultralight Backpacking
How to Become an Ultralight Backpacker
- Getting started.
Colorado Hiking: - A tarp,
a down sleeping bag, and seven days of rain.
Make Your Own Backpacking
Clothes - Simple items you can make in minutes.
Ultralight Mountain Hiking
- 20,600-foot Mount Chimborazo with only 10 pounds.
California Hiking - Hiking
by moonlight; summiting Mount Whitney at dawn.
Ultralight Tents - How
Lightest Ultralight Backpacks
- Under eight ounces.
- How Much Should You Carry?
My Ultralight Sleeping
Bag - It has never left me cold.
My Five Ounce Sleeping Bag
- Kept me warm in the forties.
Sleeping Pads for Ultralight Backpackers
Secrets of Staying Warm - Learn
to stay warm and carry less.
Ultralight Tarps - Better
than tents? Tarps as light as six ounces, and how to use them.
Backpacking Tarps and Bivy
Sacks - Make a four-ounce bivy sack.
Ray Jardine and the Ultralight Backpacking
Hiking Shoes Versus Hiking Boots
An Ultralight Backpacking Gear
List - The lightest options and where to find them.
Hiking Staffs and Walking Sticks
- To use them or not.
Finding a Good Backpacking
Stove - A three-ounce stove? A one-ounce stove?
Backpacking Food - What
should you bring with you?
Super Ultralight Backpacking
Dirtbagging - Go light and
Backpacking List - 3 Days Under
Ten Pounds - Packing list for a short trip.
Hiking with Dogs - The pros
Campfire Cooking - Is it
okay to use fires, and what are the advantages?
Ultralight Hiking in Michigan
- A trip to test some lightweight equipment and ideas.
North Carolina Hiking
- Smoky Mountains with a tarp and down bag in rain and snow.
Climbing Mount Shasta - The
first mountain I climbed.
An Ultralight River Rafting
Adventure - 60 miles by bicycle, 5 hours on a raft.
You Might Be an Ultralight
Ten Wilderness Survival
Alone in the Wilderness
- Why Go Solo?
Edible Wild Berries
Carved Hiking Sticks -
Medicinal Plants for Ultralight
Winter Backpacking Skills
Sleeping Bag Ratings
Wilderness Travel Tips
Inventing Campfire Stories
Tips for Choosing Women's
Wildlife Photography Made