"Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take” is a jocular definition of unknown authorship. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2008.

A similar travel axiom is ““Take half as many clothes and twice as much money.”

Adventure Across the Pond

January 28, 2008.

“Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.”

Sunline Coach Owner’s Club

TOYOURRESQ

03-24-2008, 01:28 PM

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Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take. ~Author Unknown

ClubTread.com

*Sodbuster*

Posted - 06/16/2008 : 9:09 PM

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.

(From a friend who hikes with Guides/Pathfinders...)

Down Hummingbird Lane

Sunday, July 5, 2009

*Good Morning.....Well, I hope everyone had a great fourth.......*

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Backpacking is an extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.

The Quote Garden

*Quotations about Camping*

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take. ~Author Unknown

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Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.

Author Unknown