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Re: [ft-l] Fox News and Extreme Backpacking?

How about this one---

when you're trying to break the land-speed record for foot travel, and 
not concerned with taking in the scenery while you're "just doing it." 
(and you're probably also wearing spandex in day-glo colors)


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>From: "Jeff Walters" <jeffjw@geocities.com>
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>Did anyone happen to see Fox News at 10:00 last night?
>They had something on "Extreme Backpacking"<?>
>Of course Travelcountry Outdoors was involved in it as a promotional 
ad, =
>but it was interesting to watch.  They made it sound like there is a =
>branch of backpacking known as "extreme" backpacking.   Is this so?  =
>I've never heard of that one...  I've heard of hiking, backpacking, =
>long-distance backpacking, slack-packing, etc.
>After watching this, I figured I would help define what "should" be =
>called "extreme backpacking".
>Extreme Backpacking:
>1.  When the trail is under 2 ft of water.
>2.  When your pack weight exceeds %50 of your body weight.
>3.  When the elevation changes more than 1000 ft in one mile.
>just to get us started...feel free to add to this list.
>Jeff Walters

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