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Re: [at-l] "Backpacker"

ARTCLOUTMN@aol.com wrote:
> >The term 'backpacker', believed to have originated in Australia during the
> >early 1980s, was coined to describe the many people touring the country
> with.......
> When I backpacked in the fifties we called it "hiking and camping".
>        Art

When I backpacked in the early 70's it was called backpacking. I don't
know where the original poster came up with the early 80's? In fact,
"Backpacker Magazine" was started in the 70's. 

Peter H. Fornof
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