Where Weight Counts: The Alaskan Packboard

If you’re running marathon distance daily on the Appalachian Trail, this won’t interest you, but if you’re looking for time off in the middle of nowhere, with gear that’s more than marginal, your choices are either hauling it in on your own or footing the bill for an airdrop. Packs like the Trapper Nelson cost a lot less than a helicopter.

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