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Backpacking External Attachment Guide: How to Carry Gear On the Outside of a Backpack

Very Old School: Some people are crazy and tie all of their gear to a backboard

Many backpackers attach gear to the outside of their backpack because it’s too bulky, they need to carry extra supplies, they want to keep their gear easily accessible, or because it’s wet and they need to keep it separate from their dry clothing. While some techniques for attaching gear to …

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Cold Cold World Backpacks

I was out today doing some gear testing, trying to figure out the best way to carry snowshoes on one of my existing backpacks. It looks like the system shown here is pretty workable: I've stowed the bottoms of my Atlas 830 snowshoes into the shovel pocket of an REI UL60 …

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