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Backpacker Magazine – April 2009
We tested more than 500 products–stoves, clothes, cameras, filters, tech tools, knives, and meals–to find these proven performers.
Upgrade any campfire jam with a lightweight, packable (it's less than five inches tall and around) Stirring Xylophone. Who knew? $16; larkinthemorning.com
Improve core strength to prevent injury and rejuvenate sore muscles with this quick (and free!) routine from our sister publication, Yoga Journal. yogajournal.com/video/56
You don't need kids to justify a zipline. One staffer installed the Spring Swings Fun Ride in his backyard and says, "If you have two trees, you owe yourself this rush." $50-$100 (depending on length); springswings.com