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What is Backpacking?


When it beganOfficial backpacking began in 1920Lloyd F. Nelson invented pack board

Pack BoardGave structure to packEasier to carry for long hikesDistributed weight evenly across shoulders

National Scenic Trail Act

trails were routes for commerce and migrationaccess to scenic terrainAppalachian National Scenic trail -first Wanted to establish national system of foot trails.

1968President Lyndon JohnsonMade hiking more accessibleEstablished

Evolution of BackpackingBack ThenCurrentlyFrames of PacksWoodenAluminum TubingPack MaterialHeavy CanvasWaterproof NylonCookwareSteelTitaniumClothingWool, CottonQuick-dry syntheticsStovesPetroleum/WoodAlcohol/Butane

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