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#TBT: Gear Advice from 1977

Jump into the way-back machine and check out this packing advice from November 1977.

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We’re throwin’ it back to our November 1977 issue of BACKPACKER FOOTNOTES for some old school trail tips. Back then external frame packs were all the rage. Check out these 10 tips backpackers swore by in 1977-maybe even make a few additions to your own dusty pack.