[sotd] Backpacker Magazine [June 2, 2008]

        Site of the Day for Monday, June 2, 2008

        Backpacker Magazine

Today's site, the online companion of the print edition of the magazine, offers 
a wide range of information of special interest to those seeking a walk through 
the wilderness. Gentle Subscribers, who may not wish to venture further than 
their own backyard, may find the contents of this site provide a fascinating 
and perhaps inspirational glimpse into the world of rugged backpacking.

"Backpacker Magazine is your source for gear reviews, outdoor skills 
information and advice, and destinations for backpacking, camping, hiking, and 
other outdoor activities. Plan trips, download hikes, find gear, and learn 
outdoor and survival skills." - from the website

The site provides a useful Find a Trail feature, which locates trails by city, 
state or park across America, as well as including the Appalachian and Pacific 
long trails. Articles with a specific focus zero in on destinations, gear, 
skills or nature, while the video section takes on adventures such as a hike 
through the Channel Islands or the less demanding guide to hammocks. "33 Tips 
from Trail Pros" lists a collection of what works on the trail, from the 
usefulness of a large cotton bandana to the efficacy of a Leatherman Wave, with 
an occasional astonishing suggestion. A "Tune-Up" for the new season can be 
found in the fitness section, along with the results of a taste test on the 
best energy bars in Food and Nutrition.

Cruise over to the site for a presentation crammed with information about 
backpacking at:

http://www.backpacker.com/

  A.M. Holm
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