Updated: June 27, 2002

Welcome to HEI's site for backpackers. This site is dedicated to providing useful information as well as offering innovative products to make your backpacking trips more enjoyable.

HEI was started by a NASA engineer backpacker, who is now retired. He makes innovative backpacking equipment for his own use. This site is now offering manufactured versions of some of this equipment.

Our first product is the patented Equalizer® which levels and stabilizes popular backpacking stoves allowing their use on most any surface and incline. You will find it described under innovative gear: The Equalizer.

Click on Image for a BlowupA typical mountain backpack trail is pictured to the right. (Click on small picture for higher resolution picture). This trail runs from a large hot-springs at 7000' elevation to glacier fed Turquoise Lake at 9500' elevation, and is a favorite of ours. It begins at UTM coordinates 544 900E & 48 02 141N shown on Wyoming 7.5min Topo Map "Granite Falls". To learn more about Topo maps on your computer and about using UTM coordinates, go to Backcountry Navigation: Maps.

Gros Ventre Wilderness, Wyoming
Granite Creek Trail

This site also offers information on backpacking techniques and will offer innovative products from others. We hope you will always enjoy your backpacking experiences and perhaps find the products and information described here an aid to your increased enjoyment of the backcountry.

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