Cottage Backpacking Gear Companies:
I've updated the list and started a new thread since the old sticky may have had a virus issue (?) --I've added food companies and others suggested gear makers. I know I'm missing the latest Hammock gear makers -- please post more suggestions. I'm going to post this at hammock forums, too... There are 64 manufacturers listed here -- what an amazing industry!!! Well worth visiting every site.
www.antigravitygear.com Lightweight shelters, cook systems, accessories and more.
http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/ - Mostly hammock related gear and underquilts
Bear Paw Wilderness Designs
www.bearpawwd.com Lightweight shelters and accessories.
Big Sky International
www.bigskyinternational.com Ultralight freestanding shelters.
Black Rock Gear
www.blackrockgear.com Ultralight down hats, vests, gloves and apparel.
Brasslite Backpacking Stoves
www.brasslite.com Lightweight alcohol stoves.
www.bushbuddy.ca Ultralight wood burning stoves.
Dirty Girl Gaiters
www.dirtygirlgaiters.com Colorful lightweight gaiters.
DIY Gear Supply
www.diygearsupply.com Materials and fabrics for building your own lightweight gear.
www.elementalhorizons.com Lightweight backpacks and accessories.
www.enlightenedequipment.com Ultralight sleeping quilts.
www.equinoxltd.com Ultralight packs, shelters, accessories and more.
www.etowahoutfittersultralightbackpackinggear.com misc gear
www.featheredfriends.com Ultralight down sleeping bags and clothing.
Four Dog Stoves
www.fourdog.com Ultralight multi-fuel stoves and cookware.
www.gossamergear.com Ultralight backpacks, shelters, sleep systems & more.
www.goosefeetgear.com Down booties and apparel.
www.hammockgear.com Lightweight hammock tarps, quilts and accessories.
Hawk Vittles food
www.hennessyhammock.com Lightweight hammock shelters.
Hyperlight Mountain Gear
www.hyperlitemountaingear.com Ultralight cuben fiber backpacks, shelters and accessories.
www.integraldesigns.com Lightweight shelters, bivys and accessories.
Jacks R Better
www.jacksrbetter.com Ultralight sleeping quilts, shelters and accessories.
www.katabaticgear.com Ultralight sleeping quits and bivys.
kifaru survival oriented gear line
Lawson Outdoor Equipment
www.lawsonequipment.com Lightweight shelter kits, fabrics and accessories.
www.lightheartgear.com Ultralight double-wall shelters, fabrics and accessories.
www.lwgear.com Lightweight backpacks, DVDs, books and videos.
McHale Alpine Packs
www.mchalepacks.com Custom fitted ultralight backpacks.
www.moonbowgear.com Modular pack systems, shelters and other unique gear.
www.nunatakusa.com Ultralight sleeping quilts and down apparel.
Mountain Laurel Designs
www.mountainlaureldesigns.com Ultralight backpacks, shelters, sleep systems and more.
Outdoor Equipment Supplier LLC
www.outdoorequipmentsupplier.com Lightweight tarps, shelters and accessories.
http://shop.bivysack.com/ Ultralight shelters, sleep systems and accessories.
www.thepacka.com poncho/pack cover combination
http://packafeather.com Lightweight alcohol stoves and accessories.
Pack it gourmet food
www.QiWiz.net-- U.L. Wood Burning Stoves, saws and trowels
www.rayjardine.com The godfather of UL backpackings books and sew-your-own gear kits.
http://www.rbhdesigns.com/vapor barrier clothing
www.rutalocura.com Trekking poles, tent poles, cookware and accessories.
www.simblissity.net Lightweight gaiters, storage sacks and accessories.
Six Moon Designs
www.sixmoondesigns.com Ultralight backpacks, shelters and accessories.
Slinglight Camp chairs
www.solostove.com Lightweight wood-burning stoves.
http://warmlite.com/ - general gear outfitter, vapor barrier clothing and sleeping bags
www.suluk46.com Ultralight backpacking tools and accessories.
The Super Cat Alcohol Stove
www.tarptent.com The original ightweight single-wall shelters (and now double wall shelters)
http://tewaunderquilts.webs.com/ Hammock Underquilts
www.titaniumgoat.com Lightweight conical shelters, cook systems and more.
www.traildesigns.com Lightweight stoves, cookware and accessories.
Ultralight Adventure Equipment
www.ula-equipment.com The best lightweight backpacks in the biz.
www.warbonnetoutdoors.com Lightweight hammock tarps, quilts and accessories.
www.westernmountaineering.com Ultralight down sleeping bags and apparel.
White Box Stoves
www.whiteboxstoves.com Ultralight alcohol stoves.
http://www.wildernesslogics.com/ Ultralight hammock gear.
Wintergreen Northern Wear
http://www.wintergreennorthernwear.com- cold weather clothing
www.woodgaz-stove.com - ultralight wood and alcohol stoves.
Zen and the Art of Alcohol Stoves
http://www.zimmerbuilt.com - Custom made Ultralight Backpacks
www.zpacks.com Ultralight cuben fiber shelters, backpacks and accessories.