I have a friend who helped me along the way in understanding backpacking. I recently heard that he has a new site about equipment, weight, and all those things that make backpacking fun. So I am linking to the new MAGAZINE that they have released. I encourage you to sign up and participate, as this is going to be a place to get creative ideas to work together to solve problems and questions.
WEBSITE ONLY - http://www.trailgroove.com/content.php
FIRST EDITION BACKPACKING MAGAZINE - http://www.trailgroove.com/issue1.html
Wallace - Supa Chef