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backpack

a pack carried on the back of an astronaut, containing oxygen cylinders, essential supplies, etc
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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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Whadoo Tehmi: Long Ago People's Packsack. Dene Babiche Bags: Tradition and Revival.
Meandering the world begins for a good number in their teens when they become 'packsack travellers'.
As we were leaving, my friend made it up on the train because he wasn't carrying anything, but I had my packsack so I didn't dare to go near the station because of the police but waited a bit on the outskirts, but the train went by too fast so when I ran up & tried to jump on a step of a freight car it yanked me so I flew in between the cars and I felt the wheel brush against my leg, but I didn't let go and was dragged along for a while before I ...
The product is a philosophical excursion that never reaches its destination, burdened as it is by a packsack heavy with jargon, self-reference and endless streams of broken arguments.
Like Packsack Willie, who often rode to work with David, who survived by collecting pop bottles and cans.