backpacked, past participle; backpacking, present participle; backpacked, past tense; backpacks, 3rd person singular present;
Travel or hike carrying one's belongings in a backpack
a week's backpacking in the Pyrenees
he has backpacked around the world
packing: carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"
(backpacker) a hiker who wears a backpack
Backpacking is a term that has historically been used to denote a form of low-cost, independent international travel. Terms such as independent travel and/or budget travel are often used interchangeably with backpacking. ...
Backpacking (in US; tramping, trekking, or bushwalking in other countries) combines hiking and camping in a single trip. A backpacker hikes into the backcountry to spend one or more nights there, and carries supplies and equipment to satisfy sleeping and eating needs.
(Backpacker (magazine)) Backpacker Magazine is an American publication that features information on wilderness hiking and adventure. It has been published since 1973. Backpacker magazine is currently published by Active Interest Media and is based in Boulder, Colorado. ...
(Backpackers (game)) Backpackers is a board game developed and produced by Homegrown Games Ltd, a Canadian company. Backpackers is a traditional style board game with some twists. Players travel around the world finding their way to different capital cities. There are 21 of these “flag cities”. ...
(Backpackers (tv show)) Backpackers is a mixed genre travel/reality television program created by and starring buddies Mick Middleton, James Grech (JAG) and Lee Mahoney from Colac.
hiking and camping overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack; low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations
(backpacker) A traveler whose luggage consists of a backpack; especially, such a traveler who uses hostels, public transport, and other inexpensive services; An inexpensive place to stay, often with small dorm rooms of 4-8 beds shared by unrelated parties; hostel
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A hike which extends to at least one overnight stay where the essentials (food, shelter, clothing, etc.) for that stay are packed.
Carrying a sleeping bag, food, and other gear into the wilderness with the intention of staying out at least one night. Gear typically is carried in a backpack.
It is not only possible, but likely that a backpacker can travel for days without seeing another human. Permits are required for all overnight stays and can be acquired at the Backcountry Information Center, adjacent to the Wilderness Access Center (mile 0.6). ...
A hike extending to more than one day. Additional equipment and supplies are necessary when overnight hiking is expected (food, shelter, clothing, etc.).
A term with a loose definition, not everyone agreed with my definition of what is backpacking.