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The following links are useful resources for backpacking in general, and especially for learning how to lighten up your pack. I haven't listed many here as too soon they will all be obsolete. There are many more.
This is a good intro overview of lightweight backpacking in general, and ultralight in particular.
This is a very complete list of ultralight backpacking gear vendors compiled in 2017. The nice thing is that you can filter your search in many ways, including by country.
Since 1999 bringing you honest and factual information on gear and technique on lightweight and ultralight backpacking for adventurers of all skill levels.
Andrew Skurka is an accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer. The 33-year-old is most well known for his solo long-distance backpacking trips. He is the author ofThe Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide.
If you engage in backpacking, at some point, you may consider packing a lighter load. That consideration was the main reason that Backpacking Lightweight was created in 1996, and it continues to be its primary focus. Since then, however, the Lightweight Backpacking & Hiking website has grown to include a vast repository of resources useful for year-round backcountry safety & enjoyment.
Backpacking Light provides information and education about hiking and backpacking, and hosts the world’s most passionate community of people dedicated to traveling light. The Backpacking Light Mission Statement says: We promote multi-day, backcountry travel in a self-supported (“backpackable”), lightweight style.
Enjoy the freedom of a lighter backpack with no loss in comfort. Slash the weight of your pack with gear that is chosen by weight, quality, and efficiency. It’s all in one place for your convenience. Browse through the gear for dozens of ways to lighten your pack.
This site is a lovely collection of ideas and guidance from an experienced through-hiker and rock climber. She shares how to lighten up in a fun way. She has hiked many if not all of the long hikes in the continental US, so she does understand what it takes.
The following sites offer good general backpacking advice, relevant articles, and gear comparisons: