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Backpacker Magazine – March 2008

Backpacker Gear Guide: Essentials

Packs, tents, boots, and bags–that's easy. Now comes the hard part: Everything else. Below, you'll find our top picks for all the lust-worthy backcountry essentials you'll need to make your trip safe, fun, and simple.

by: The Backpacker Editors

Photo by David Arky
Photo by David Arky



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Jack Popp
Nov 12, 2009

Hey,

2002 "Backpacker Gear Guide" helped me prepare for my 2003 AT hike.

The equipment rating system/s allowed time and comparisons while saving me lots of fossil-fuel searching.

Is such a guide available now?

Go green and hike,

Jack
jackonamountain2@aol.com

Jack Popp
Nov 12, 2009

Hey,

2002 "Backpacker Gear Guide" helped me prepare for my 2003 AT hike.

The equipment rating system/s allowed time and comparisons while saving me lots of fossil-fuel searching.

Is such a guide available now?

Go green and hike,

Jack
jackonamountain2@aol.com

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