Whether you are a novice or a hard-core backpacker, you will find the immense amount of information at backpacker.net (or Backpacking Lightweight) a welcome resource. I had the site in one of my old bookmark folders and hadn’t thought about it or checked it for a while, but I just spent some time noodling around the site and was really impressed by all the information that is there. There are gear reviews and feature articles on hikes, there are checklists to help you prepare for your next trip and several planning primers. There are lists and reviews of backpacking books and magazines. A fine resource for backpackers and campers alike.