Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
  

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Contents

Make Us an Offer
11
Backpacker (Periodical), National Trails Day
Ticked Off
22
Backpackers (Health and hygiene), Ticks
The Fly-by-nights
28
Moths
The Mac 'n' Cheese Taste Test
32
Cooking (Pasta, Convenience foods)
The 10 Essentials
38
Backpacking (Equipment)
The 5-day Pack Test
94
Backpacks (Rating)
Ridge Running That's More Than OK.
108
Backpacking (Oklahoma), Beavers Bend State Park (Okla.)
Walking the Roof of Pennsylvania
110
Backpacking (Pennsylvania), Mid State Trail (Pa.)
Hiking with the Giants
112
Backpacking (Oregon), Opal Creek Wilderness (Or.)
Getting Wild in Cheddar Land
114
Backpacking (Wisconsin), Black River State Forest (Wis.)

Envy the Cactus
42
Backpacking (Arizona), Arizona Trail (Ariz.)
Old Favorites
50
Backpacking
Degrees of Risk
60
Julianne Williams; d. 1996, Lollie Winans; d. 1996, Crime and criminals (Virginia), Murder, Backpackers (Crimes against), Appalachian Trail
Raising the Stakes
66
Tent pegs
The Trailmakers
74
Trail maintenance (Volunteer workers)
Back from the Brink
82
Martin Kubik, Trail maintenance (Volunteer workers), Kekekabic Trail (Minn.)
Ridge Trail, Kentucky
117
Backpacking (Kentucky), Ridge Trail (Ky.)
A Tent for Stargazers
118
Tents
Tush Cushions
122
Backpacking (Equipment, Rating), Chairs
The Ties that Bind
124
Knots and splices
Neat and Clean
126
Backpacking (Equipment, Maintenance and repair)
The Sweetness of Air
145
Backpacking (Women, Psychological aspects), Stalking (Crime)

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