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Backpacking Packing Tips

Stuff Sacks

What packing and organizational tips would you give beginner backpackers or day hikers, that will help them fit all their gear into a backpack? Leave a Comment

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More Backpacking Gear from the Early 70s

Sierra Designs External Frame Backpack

In January, I published  a post titled Backpacking Gear from 1975: A Time Capsule. Here’s a collection of more wonderful gear and advertisements from that golden era of backpacking gear. I get a hoot from looking at these old-time advertisements. Funny how …

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Climbing Mt. Whitney by Chris Marks

Mt Washington, White Mountains

Make no mistake about it, while the 22 mile trail to the top of Mt. Whitney is no Everest, it does take preparation and planning to summit the tallest mountain in the continental United States. One part physical training, two parts logistical …

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