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Backpacking Brooklyn

Two men set out to find wilderness amidst metropolis

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Anyone who’s lived in New York City knows that the concrete canyons and nonstop humanity can get a little oppressive. The parks are nice, but when you truly want to get away, it can be a chore to get anyplace wild: Planes, trains, automobiles, and a truckload of cash are likely to be involved before you can ever think about doing anything remotely resembling backpacking.

None of that deterred these two guys. They simply grabbed a tent, threw on their packs full of outdoor gear, and set out across the Brooklyn shoreline in search of a little wilderness. Check out what they found:


The Door To RedHook : Backpacking in Brooklyn from anfw on Vimeo.

Toxic waste sites aside, I’d say it wasn’t a bad camping trip. I’ve certainly had worse…

—Ted Alvarez

Backpacking in Brooklyn