My name is Cody Miller, and I'm the owner of Appalachian Ultralight -- the newest addition to the ranks of cottage backpacking gear manufacturers.
I can't describe how excited I am to finally be sharing this website with you. It's a milestone that I've dreamed about for a few years, and something I devoted my life to for 6 months. Etsy was a great place to get my grounding. It gave me a place to develop my first few products and make a little cash to get me by.
But THIS has always been the goal. This site is where I hope to bring you killer photo and video content, killer blog posts, and of course, killer ultralight gear at more than reasonable prices.
I want to thank the redditors at /r/ultralight, for learnin' me good in the ways of ultralight backpacking, and for expressing support and constructive criticism every step along the way. I'd also like to thank all of AppUL's followers on Instagram and Facebook. It's been an amazing experience conversing with backpackers all over the US and the world. I'm looking forward to talking with even more of you.
To show my appreciation for your support, I'd like to offer everyone 10% OFF, SITE-WIDE for the next 10 days (expiring 10/7/16).
All you need to do is use this special promo code when you check out: OPENFORBIZ
I suggest you take a look at our Holy Trinity Modular Tarp System -- a sub 20oz modular shelter with full bug protection. This item, new for the website, is THE easiest way for a traditional tent camper to transition to tarp camping.
And our flagship product, The Thru Hiker's Pack -- a fully featured sub-10 oz frameless backpack -- is another great place to start.
So everyone, thank you again. Please keep commenting with your thoughts and suggestions. It keeps me on my toes and challenges me to constantly be improving our products.
And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. I love talking gear.