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    Default list of cottage industry manufacturers -- updated

    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.

    AntiGravityGear


    www.antigravitygear.com – Lightweight shelters, cook systems, accessories and more.

    Arrowhead Equipment
    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.

    Bushbuddy
    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.

    Elemental Horizons
    www.elementalhorizons.com – Lightweight backpacks and accessories.

    Enlightened Equipment
    www.enlightenedequipment.com – Ultralight sleeping quilts.

    Equinox LTD
    www.equinoxltd.com – Ultralight packs, shelters, accessories and more.

    Etowah Outfitters
    www.etowahoutfittersultralightbackpackinggear.com misc gear

    Feathered Friends
    www.featheredfriends.com – Ultralight down sleeping bags and clothing.
    Four Dog Stoves
    www.fourdog.com – Ultralight multi-fuel stoves and cookware.

    Gossamer Gear
    www.gossamergear.com – Ultralight backpacks, shelters, sleep systems & more.

    Goosefeet Gear
    www.goosefeetgear.com – Down booties and apparel.

    Hammock Gear
    www.hammockgear.com – Lightweight hammock tarps, quilts and accessories.

    Hawk Vittles food
    hawkvittles.com

    Hennessy Hammock
    www.hennessyhammock.com – Lightweight hammock shelters.

    Hyperlight Mountain Gear
    www.hyperlitemountaingear.com – Ultralight cuben fiber backpacks, shelters and accessories.

    Integral Designs
    www.integraldesigns.com – Lightweight shelters, bivys and accessories.

    Jacks R Better
    www.jacksrbetter.com – Ultralight sleeping quilts, shelters and accessories.

    Katabatic Gear
    www.katabaticgear.com – Ultralight sleeping quits and bivys.

    kifaru survival oriented gear line
    http://www.kifaru.net/


    Lawson Outdoor Equipment
    www.lawsonequipment.com – Lightweight shelter kits, fabrics and accessories.

    LightHeart Gear
    www.lightheartgear.com – Ultralight double-wall shelters, fabrics and accessories.

    LuxuryLite
    http://www.luxurylite.com/

    LW Gear
    www.lwgear.com – Lightweight backpacks, DVDs, books and videos.

    McHale Alpine Packs
    www.mchalepacks.com – Custom fitted ultralight backpacks.

    Moonbow Gear
    www.moonbowgear.com – Modular pack systems, shelters and other unique gear.

    Nunatak
    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.

    Oware
    http://shop.bivysack.com/ – Ultralight shelters, sleep systems and accessories.

    The Packa
    www.thepacka.com – poncho/pack cover combination

    Packafeather
    http://packafeather.com – Lightweight alcohol stoves and accessories.

    Pack it gourmet food
    packitgourmet.com

    QiWiz
    www.QiWiz.net-- U.L. Wood Burning Stoves, saws and trowels

    Ray Jardine
    www.rayjardine.com – The godfather of UL backpacking’s books and sew-your-own gear kits.

    RBH Designs
    http://www.rbhdesigns.com/vapor barrier clothing

    Ruta Locura
    www.rutalocura.com – Trekking poles, tent poles, cookware and accessories.

    Seekoutside tipis
    http://seekoutside.com/products/ultralight-tipis/
    Simblissity
    www.simblissity.net – Lightweight gaiters, storage sacks and accessories.

    Six Moon Designs
    www.sixmoondesigns.com – Ultralight backpacks, shelters and accessories.

    Slinglight Camp chairs
    http://slinglight.com/sl/

    Solo Stove
    www.solostove.com – Lightweight wood-burning stoves.

    Stephenson’s
    http://warmlite.com/ - general gear outfitter, vapor barrier clothing and sleeping bags

    Suluk 46
    www.suluk46.com – Ultralight backpacking tools and accessories.

    The Super Cat Alcohol Stove
    http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/SuperCat/index.html


    Tarptent
    www.tarptent.com – The original ightweight single-wall shelters (and now double wall shelters)

    Tewa
    http://tewaunderquilts.webs.com/ Hammock Underquilts


    Titanium Goat
    www.titaniumgoat.com – Lightweight conical shelters, cook systems and more.

    Trail Designs
    www.traildesigns.com – Lightweight stoves, cookware and accessories.

    Ultralight Adventure Equipment
    www.ula-equipment.com – The best lightweight backpacks in the biz.

    Warbonnet Outdoors
    www.warbonnetoutdoors.com – Lightweight hammock tarps, quilts and accessories.

    Western Mountaineering
    www.westernmountaineering.com – Ultralight down sleeping bags and apparel.


    White Box Stoves
    www.whiteboxstoves.com – Ultralight alcohol stoves.

    Wilderness Logics
    http://www.wildernesslogics.com/ Ultralight hammock gear.

    Wintergreen Northern Wear
    http://www.wintergreennorthernwear.com- cold weather clothing

    Zelph Stoves
    www.woodgaz-stove.com - ultralight wood and alcohol stoves.

    Zen and the Art of Alcohol Stoves
    http://zenstoves.net/Stoves.htm


    ZimmerBuilt
    http://www.zimmerbuilt.com - Custom made Ultralight Backpacks

    ZPacks
    www.zpacks.com – Ultralight cuben fiber shelters, backpacks and accessories.
    Lazarus

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    http://chttp://outdoorherbivore.com/
    based in Charlotte NC, great backpacking food

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    Thanks for putting this list together. Need to make the updated version a sticky. Mods?
    Find the LIGHT STUFF at QiWiz.net

    The lightest cathole trowels, wood burning stoves, windscreens, spatulas,
    cooking options, titanium and aluminum pots, and buck saws on the planet



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    TATO Gear Wood Stoves http://www.tripleatripleo.com/
    I don't know a lot about anything, but I know a little about everything.


    Bryan Oates
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    Well I like it, well put together.
    Dogs are excellent judges of character, this fact goes a long way toward explaining why some people don't like being around them.

    Woo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza View Post
    remarkable. i had no idea. can't wait to update in a few days. even more missed cottage industries over at hammock forums for me to include.
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    Great thread, and thanks!

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    Isn't a cottage a summer home for a rich person?

    I manufacture rugged alcohol stoves ($7 to $8). I didn't design them, but they aren't patented.
    BottleStoves.com alcohol stoves: lightweight, durable, efficient, made in USA (Ma), low cost
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy5eDqBqQ-xXA4zw1bJ3sjQ

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    I know, I know!!! I'll update in the next few days, I promise, and will try to include everyone...
    Lazarus

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    here's the latest, and the list just gets better and better -- thanks for the additions. this thread might be a reasonable place to commend your favorite cottage industry!


    Cottage Backpacking Gear Companies:



    2QZQ Hammock Specialties
    www.2qzqhammockhanger.com -- hammock modifications and accessories.

    AntiGravityGear
    www.antigravitygear.com – Lightweight shelters, cook systems, accessories and more.

    Arrowhead Equipment
    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.

    Bushbuddy
    www.bushbuddy.ca – Ultralight wood burning stoves.

    Butt in a Sling
    www.buttinasling.com – hammocks and accessories.

    Dirty Girl Gaiters
    www.dirtygirlgaiters.com – Colorful lightweight gaiters.

    DIY Gear Supply
    www.diygearsupply.com – Materials and fabrics for building your own lightweight gear.

    Elemental Horizons
    www.elementalhorizons.com – Lightweight backpacks and accessories.

    End2End Supply
    www.end2endsupply.com – stoves and accessories.


    Enlightened Equipment
    www.enlightenedequipment.com – Ultralight sleeping quilts.

    Equinox LTD
    www.equinoxltd.com – Ultralight packs, shelters, accessories and more.

    Etowah Outfitters
    www.etowahoutfittersultralightbackpackinggear.com misc gear

    Feathered Friends
    www.featheredfriends.com – Ultralight down sleeping bags and clothing.
    Four Dog Stoves
    www.fourdog.com – Ultralight multi-fuel stoves and cookware.

    Gossamer Gear
    www.gossamergear.com – Ultralight backpacks, shelters, sleep systems & more.

    Goosefeet Gear
    www.goosefeetgear.com – Down booties and apparel.

    Hammock Gear
    www.hammockgear.com – Lightweight hammock tarps, quilts and accessories.

    Hawk Vittles food
    www.hawkvittles.com- food

    Hennessy Hammock
    www.hennessyhammock.com – Lightweight hammock shelters.

    Hyperlight Mountain Gear
    www.hyperlitemountaingear.com – Ultralight cuben fiber backpacks, shelters and accessories.

    Integral Designs
    www.integraldesigns.com – Lightweight shelters, bivys and accessories.

    Jacks R Better
    www.jacksrbetter.com – Ultralight sleeping quilts, shelters and accessories.

    Katabatic Gear
    www.katabaticgear.com – Ultralight sleeping quits and bivys.

    kifaru survival oriented gear line
    http://www.kifaru.net/


    Lawson Outdoor Equipment
    www.lawsonequipment.com – Lightweight shelter kits, fabrics and accessories.

    LightHeart Gear
    www.lightheartgear.com – Ultralight double-wall shelters, fabrics and accessories.
    Luke’s Ultralite
    www.lukesultralite.com – Lightweight gear, apparel, cuben items and accessories.

    LuxuryLite
    http://www.luxurylite.com/

    LW Gear
    www.lwgear.com – Lightweight backpacks, DVDs, books and videos.

    McHale Alpine Packs
    www.mchalepacks.com – Custom fitted ultralight backpacks.

    MiniBull Design
    www.minibulldesign.com – alcohol stoves and accessories.


    Moonbow Gear
    www.moonbowgear.com – Modular pack systems, shelters and other unique gear.

    Nunatak
    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.

    Outdoor Herbivore
    www.outdoorherbivore.com – food.

    Outdoor Trail Gear
    http://www.outdoortrailgear.com dutch clips, hammock accessories and cottage industry coop


    Oware
    http://shop.bivysack.com/ – Ultralight shelters, sleep systems and accessories.

    The Packa
    www.thepacka.com – poncho/pack cover combination

    Packafeather
    http://packafeather.com – Lightweight alcohol stoves and accessories.

    Pack it gourmet food
    www.packitgourmet.com food


    Purcell Trench
    www.purcelltrench.com – Lightweight fire grilles and accessories.

    QiWiz
    www.QiWiz.net-- U.L. Wood Burning Stoves, saws and trowels

    Ray Jardine
    www.rayjardine.com – The godfather of UL backpacking’s books and sew-your-own gear kits.

    RBH Designs
    http://www.rbhdesigns.com/vapor barrier clothing

    Ruta Locura
    www.rutalocura.com – Trekking poles, tent poles, cookware and accessories.

    Seekoutside tipis
    http://seekoutside.com/products/ultralight-tipis/
    Simblissity
    www.simblissity.net – Lightweight gaiters, storage sacks and accessories.

    Six Moon Designs
    www.sixmoondesigns.com – Ultralight backpacks, shelters and accessories.

    Slinglight Camp chairs
    http://slinglight.com/sl/

    Solo Stove
    www.solostove.com – Lightweight wood-burning stoves.

    Stephenson’s
    http://warmlite.com/ - general gear outfitter, vapor barrier clothing and sleeping bags

    Suluk 46
    www.suluk46.com – Ultralight backpacking tools and accessories.

    The Super Cat Alcohol Stove
    http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/SuperCat/index.html


    Tarptent
    www.tarptent.com – The original ightweight single-wall shelters (and now double wall shelters)

    Tewa
    http://tewaunderquilts.webs.com/ Hammock Underquilts


    Titanium Goat
    www.titaniumgoat.com – Lightweight conical shelters, cook systems and more.

    Trail Designs
    www.traildesigns.com – Lightweight stoves, cookware and accessories.

    Tato Wood Stoves
    www.tripleatripleo.com – stoves.


    Ultralight Adventure Equipment
    www.ula-equipment.com –lightweight backpacks.

    Underground Quilts
    www.undergroundquilts.com – Lightweight quilts.

    Warbonnet Outdoors
    www.warbonnetoutdoors.com – Lightweight hammock tarps, quilts and accessories.

    Western Mountaineering
    www.westernmountaineering.com – Ultralight down sleeping bags and apparel.


    White Box Stoves
    www.whiteboxstoves.com – Ultralight alcohol stoves.

    Whoopie Slings
    www.whoopieslings.com – hammock suspensions and accessories.


    Wilderness Logics
    http://www.wildernesslogics.com/ Ultralight hammock gear.

    Wintergreen Northern Wear
    http://www.wintergreennorthernwear.com- cold weather clothing

    Yama Mountain Gear
    www.yamamountaingear.com – Lightweight tarps, shelters and accessories.


    Zelph Stoves
    www.woodgaz-stove.com - ultralight wood and alcohol stoves.

    Zen and the Art of Alcohol Stoves
    http://zenstoves.net/Stoves.htm


    ZimmerBuilt
    http://www.zimmerbuilt.com - Custom made Ultralight Backpacks

    ZPacks
    www.zpacks.com – Ultralight cuben fiber shelters, backpacks and accessories.
    Lazarus

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    Mark.........
    Fear ridges that are depicted as flat lines on a profile map.

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    Excellent, thank you for this.

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    Very nice!

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    This does rock, thanks for the effort!

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    Amazing just how much choice we have.
    Thanks for the effort.
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    thanks for the great list!

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