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How to Pack a Backpack

For years, we taught beginning backpack students to carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their backpack, but this generalization no longer holds true. For a small inexperienced backpacker, even 25% of their weight may be too much for them to carry. For a large, experienced, strong backpacker, 25% may be hardly

How to Fit a Backpack

Before leaving for your trip make sure the pack you plan to use is adjusted to fit your body. If you have purchased or rented a backpack, do not leave the store until the salesperson checks and adjusts the pack for the proper fit. This needs to be done with the pack moderately weighted. Most

How to Choose a Backpacking Stove

Of course, there are still places left in the wilderness today where you can have a campfire, so you could cook over an open fire-pit, using a grill supported by rocks to balance your pots upon. However, stoves are easier to light, will get hotter faster, burn more evenly, and take up less space than

How to Choose a Backpack

Technically, there are two styles of backpacks to choose from for use on several-day backpack trips: external frame and internal frame. There are also the smaller size “daypacksˇ± that have no frame and only moderate structural support, and are typically used for day trips, bicycling, or student’s bookbags. These frameless style packs are generally not

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