Backpacking

Backpacking may refer to:

* Backpacking (wilderness), hiking or camping overnight in the wilderness
* Backpacking (travel), low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations
* Ultralight backpacking, backpacking while carrying very few or very light supplies

ee also

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  • backpacking — See backpacker. * * * Sport of hiking while carrying clothing, food, and camping equipment in a pack on the back. In the early 20th century backpacking was primarily a means of getting to wilderness areas inaccessible by car or by day hike. It… …   Universalium

  • backpacking — noun carrying something in a pack on the back the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts • Syn: ↑packing • Derivationally related forms: ↑pack (for: ↑packing) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Backpacking — Rucksacktouristen vor der Wiener Staatsoper (2005) Der Begriff Rucksacktourismus (engl. Backpacking) entstand im deutschsprachigen Raum in den 1970er Jahren. Vom Anthropologen und Tourismuswissenschaftler Eric Cohen wurde der Rucksacktourist 1972 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Backpacking — Routard Un routard ou backpacker est une personne qui voyage de façon autonome et à peu de frais. Ce type de voyage « sac au dos » se présente souvent comme alternative au tourisme de masse et trouve en grande partie ses origines dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • backpacking — [[t]bæ̱kpækɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT If you go backpacking, you go travelling with a backpack …   English dictionary

  • backpacking — noun a) hiking and camping overnight in backcountry with ones gear carried in a backpack. b) low cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations …   Wiktionary

  • backpacking — back|pack|ing [ˈbækˌpækıŋ] n [U] the activity of travelling for pleasure, usually without very much money, and carrying a backpack …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • backpacking — back|pack|ing [ bæk,pækıŋ ] noun uncount the activity of traveling around an area without spending much money, often on foot and carrying a BACKPACK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backpacking — n. hiking or camping out with a backpackn. bag carried on the back, knapsack; camping pack v. hike with a backpack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backpacking — noun travel or hike carrying one s belongings in a rucksack. → backpack …   English new terms dictionary

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