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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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It's a big-time smorgasbord of serious dbh, featuring massive poplar, oak, and hemlock stands, and the Smokies offer superlative camping and backpacking opportunities.
And to ask for a salesperson who is experienced in backpacking.
In retrospect, Nena, his wife of 56 years, says the whole notion of backpacking was mind- boggling.
And the authors include ways of making the process interesting with a list of pranks to pull on friends (for those who enjoy such things) and even a phone number for those interested in backpacking in the buff.
As an added plus, you'll also find helpful checklists of equipment and supplies to take on your hiking and backpacking trips, lists of sources for equipment and maps, Web site addresses for outdoors information, and more.