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==Backpacks==
==Backpacks==
{{Shortcut|[[Backpacks]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Backpacks]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1896_backpacking-frame-pack.htm Video: Internal vs. External Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156468_picking-backpack.htm Video: Buying a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18278_hiking-gear-choose-backpack-long-trip.htm Long Trip Backpacks] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129867_how-select-backpack-camping.htm Video: Selecting a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129881_how-select-pack-cover-camping.htm Video: Selecting a Pack Cover] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135866_picking-a-hiking-backpack.htm Picking a Hiking Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135864_external-backpack-frame.htm External Backpack Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135865_internal-backpack-frame.htm Internal Backpack Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135866_picking-a-hiking-backpack.htm Picking a Hiking Backpack]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1896_backpacking-frame-pack.htm Internal vs. External Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156468_picking-backpack.htm Buying a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18278_hiking-gear-choose-backpack-long-trip.htm Long Trip Backpacks] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129867_how-select-backpack-camping.htm Selecting a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129881_how-select-pack-cover-camping.htm Selecting a Pack Cover] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135866_picking-a-hiking-backpack.htm Picking a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135864_external-backpack-frame.htm External Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135865_internal-backpack-frame.htm Internal Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135866_picking-a-hiking-backpack.htm Picking a Backpack]<br>
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*[http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame] - [http://www.helium.com/items/271210-the-difference-between-internal-frame-and-external-frame-backpacks Internal vs.External Frames] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpack.html REI: Backpacks]
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*[http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame] - [http://www.helium.com/items/271210-the-difference-between-internal-frame-and-external-frame-backpacks Internal vs. External Frames] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpack.html REI: Backpacks]
==Backpacking Preparation==
==Backpacking Preparation==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Preparation]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/172_backpacking-video.htm Video: Backpacking] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18174_multiday-hiking-plan.htm Video: Planning] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+kitchen+supplies+checklist.html REI: Kitchen Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+beginners.html REI: Backpacking for Beginners] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18874_nature-hiking-conditioning-backpacking.htm How to Condition for a Backpacking Trip]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/172_backpacking-video.htm Backpacking] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18174_multiday-hiking-plan.htm Planning] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+kitchen+supplies+checklist.html REI: Kitchen Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+beginners.html REI: Backpacking for Beginners] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18874_nature-hiking-conditioning-backpacking.htm How to Condition for a Backpacking Trip]<br>
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+repair+kit+checklist.html REI: Repair Kit] -
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+repair+kit+checklist.html REI: Repair Kit] -
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==Packing a Backpack==
==Packing a Backpack==
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{{Shortcut|[[Packing a Backpack]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18243_multiday-hiking-packing.htm Video: How to Pack for One Night] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156464_packing-backpack.htm Video: Packing]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18243_multiday-hiking-packing.htm How to Pack for One Night] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156464_packing-backpack.htm Packing]<br>
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/pack+backpack.html REI: Backpacks: How to Pack] -
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/pack+backpack.html REI: Backpacks: How to Pack] -
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==Backpacking Stoves==
==Backpacking Stoves==
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/125933_backpacking-stove-options.htm Video: Backpacking Stove Options] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18283_hiking-gear-cooking.htm Video: Cooking Gear] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+stove.html REI: Stoves]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/125933_backpacking-stove-options.htm Backpacking Stove Options] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18283_hiking-gear-cooking.htm Cooking Gear] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+stove.html REI: Stoves]<br>
==Backpacking Food==
==Backpacking Food==
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156473_food-backpacking-trips.htm Video: Backpacking Food] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18284_hiking-gear-food.htm Video: Food to Pack on your Short or Long Hiking Trip]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156473_food-backpacking-trips.htm Backpacking Food] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18284_hiking-gear-food.htm Food to Pack on your Short or Long Hiking Trip]<br>
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:''Also see [[Tent Types]] and [[Footwear]].
:''Also see [[Tent Types]] and [[Footwear]].
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1895_backpacking-gear.htm Video: Backpackign Gear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1902_backpacking-clothing.htm Video: Clothing] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1901_backpacking-food-prep.htm Video: Food] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+tent.html REI: Tents] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123778_backpacking-camp-shoes.htm Video: Camp Shoes] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123776_backpacking-hiking-boots.htm Video: Boots] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123783_backpacking-jackets.htm Video: Jackets] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123781_backpacking-pants.htm Video: Pants] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123780_backpacking-shirts.htm Video: Shirts] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123785_backpacking-sleepwear.htm Video: Sleepwear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123779_backpacking-synthetic-clothing.htm Video: Synthetics] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123784_backpacking-underwear.htm Video: Underwear] - <br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Video''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1895_backpacking-gear.htm Video: Backpacking Gear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1902_backpacking-clothing.htm Clothing] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1901_backpacking-food-prep.htm Food] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+tent.html REI: Tents] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123778_backpacking-camp-shoes.htm Camp Shoes] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123776_backpacking-hiking-boots.htm Boots] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123783_backpacking-jackets.htm Jackets] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123781_backpacking-pants.htm Pants] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123780_backpacking-shirts.htm Shirts] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123785_backpacking-sleepwear.htm Sleepwear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123779_backpacking-synthetic-clothing.htm Synthetics] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123784_backpacking-underwear.htm Underwear] - <br>

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Troop Program Features let you make Backpacking Skills a part of your troop program.

Contents

Backpacks
Preparation
Packing
Reducing Weight
Stoves
Food
Shouldering a Pack 
Backpacking Gear


Resources

While the Boy Scout Handbook and Backpacking Merit Badge Pamphlet are your primary resources, the links below can help you learn Backpacking Skills. See the Disclaimers.

  This symbol notes many other lesson videos.


Backpacks

Shortcut:
Backpacks

  Videos: Internal vs. External Frame - Buying a Backpack - Long Trip Backpacks - Selecting a Backpack - Selecting a Pack Cover - Picking a Backpack - External Frame - Internal Frame - Picking a Backpack


Backpacking Preparation

Shortcut:
Backpacking Preparation

  Videos: Backpacking - Planning - REI: Kitchen Checklist - REI: Backpacking for Beginners - How to Condition for a Backpacking Trip


Packing a Backpack

Shortcut:
Packing a Backpack

  Videos: How to Pack for One Night - Packing


Reducing Weight

Shortcut:
Reducing Weight


Backpacking Stoves

Shortcut:
Backpacking Stoves

  Videos: Backpacking Stove Options - Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves


Backpacking Food

Shortcut:
Backpacking Food

  Videos: Backpacking Food - Food to Pack on your Short or Long Hiking Trip


Shouldering a Pack

Shortcut:
Shouldering a Pack

  Videos: How to Wear a Backpack - Wearing a Backpack - Adjusting a Heavy Backpack on Shoulders - Adjusting Backpack Hip Belts - Adjusting Backpack Shoulder Straps - How to Put on a Heavy Backpack


Backpacking Gear

Shortcut:
Backpacking Gear
Also see Tent Types and Footwear.

  Video: Video: Backpacking Gear - Clothing - Food - REI: Tents - Camp Shoes - Boots - Jackets - Pants - Shirts - Sleepwear - Synthetics - Underwear -


See also


Related awards

Outdoor Skills Awards
Outdoor-related awards


Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Boy Scout Handbook. Backpacking Skills recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the Guide to Safe Scouting.

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