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

Signs of Foolishness
17
Signs and signboards (Humor, satire, etc), Wilderness areas (Humor, satire, etc)
The Bonk Factor
29
Backpackers (Nutrition)
Where the Tide Pools
33
Tide pool ecology
Know the Ropes
39
Cordage, Backpacking (Equipment)
Pass the Powdered Beans
44
Backpackers (Nutrition), Dried foods
The Mother of All Beginner Trips
76
Mothers and daughters, Backpacking (California), Desolation Wilderness (Calif.)
Editors' Choice '99
86
Backpacking (Equipment, Rating)
Don't Despair . . . Repair
98
Backpacking (Equipment, Maintenance and repair)
Spring Flings
109
Backpacking (San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.))
Rising to the Clouds
112
Trails (New Mexico), Backpacking (New Mexico), Pecos Wilderness (N.M.)

The Gilligan Principle
50
Backpacking (British Columbia), West Coast Trail (B.C.)
A Swell Time
56
Backpacking (Pacific Coast (U.S.))
The Devil Wore Sneakers
62
Michael R. Kelsey, Hiking (Western States), Publishers and publishing (Guidebooks)
Southern-fried Tundra
68
Balds (Forests), Backpacking (Appalachian region)
An Uplifting Experience
114
Backpacking (Indiana), Knobstone Trail (Ind.)
Spur of the Moment
116
Backpacking (Pennsylvania), Trials (Pennsylvania), Michaux State Forest (Pa.)
A Bag for Soggy Nights
118
Sleeping bags
Disappearing Act
125
Winter backpacking, Orientation

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