Hiking Your Hike Essentials

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Are all hiking packs the same?

Hiking Your Hike Essentials

A hiking pack is one of the most essential pieces of hiking gear to carry your essentials for the trip. There are several types of packs, including lumbar packs, fanny packs, and hip packs. These are not technically considered backpacks, but are a wise choice if your hiking excursion is a quick one. Basic packs consist of pouches and belts that cinch around your waist. The weight of the waist pack is located in the curve of your spine near your center of balance. This keeps the strain off your body.

   

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