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How to fit a backpack

Watch as Eagle Scout Jon Almquist, who works for national outdoors retailer REI, shows you how to fit a backpack in this exclusive BL video.

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1 Comment on How to fit a backpack

  1. not too old // August 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm // Reply

    I use an old surplus ‘MOLLE’ pack. It is external frame and over-sized for a day hike and better for camping but consider that the only pack you have to ‘stuff’ full is one that is too small. It’s a little largr than the one in the video. I like it because it has a section that keeps my sleeping stuff separate and completely dry, and adding a gallon of water to the load is no problem in this large pack other than the weight of the water.

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