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backpack

a pack carried on the back of an astronaut, containing oxygen cylinders, essential supplies, etc

backpack

A parachute pack attached to the parachute harness at the upper back of the wearer. A short term for backpack parachute.
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At the bustling Flinders Asian Hostel in the city centre yesterday, backpackers shared their fears.
Backpacker also received a nomination in the Magazine Section category, and Bicycling, another Rodale sports title, was selected as a finalist once again this year in the category of Leisure Interests.
They don't have a lot of money to spend but the real importance of getting backpackers to come is that they have a massive word-of-mouth effect in attracting others to the region.
Sion Llewellyn, manager of the Cardiff Backpacker, said: 'We have had this policy since we opened nine years ago.
When they read about 'the best hydration pack,' in Camping Life, at Backpacker.
The tourist town south of Cairns is a hub for whitewater rafting, skydiving and diving on the Great Barrier Reef - but locals say unknowing backpackers often book the activities in Cairns and bus in and out for the day.
Local councillor Nick Forbes said: "We need more low-cost accommodation in the city and it would be great to attract more backpackers.
The 19year-old student was one of a succession of British backpackers in recent years who would never see their homeland again.
Packs are a lot like shoes,'' said Dennis Lewon, assistant equipment editor for Backpacker Magazine.
Backpacker Moffat Ngatai said he found a raging Long punching and kicking walls.
A BRITISH backpacker yesterday recalled her escape as the Australian hostel where she was staying with her deaf boyfriend burned to the ground.
THE hunt for the killer of backpacker Kirsty Jones took a dramatic new turn last night.