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9 Signs You're An Old-School Backpacker

Fads come and go, but you've been a backpacker through it all. Here are a few signs you're a diehard dirtbag.
By Shey Kiester





Your pack has an external frame.
You probably picked this baby up at a gear swap or yard sale while you were in college, and it’s been one of your most trusty companions ever since. You don’t need fancy internal suspension and ultra-light whatchamacallits—you just need the dependability that this pack has afforded you over the decades.


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