Backpacks For Young Children

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Why would anyone buy backpacks for young children? Your toddler will feel important if she has her own backpack to take with her to Grandma’s house for an overnight visit. My two-year old twin nephews who were being potty trained, wanted “back backs” to carry their own lunches for a trip to the zoo. I […]


Back Packing Gear Where Do You Start

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The first place is with your backpack. The cornerstone of any backpacking venture begins with your backpacking gear, specifically the backpack itself. Call it the cornerstone of your venture since everything that you need to take with you will be carried within the bounds of this one and only entity and that causes things to […]


Ipod And Mp3 Backpacks For The Tech Savvy Individual

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Music has always been popular for people all over the world whatever its language be. Before it used to be cassette players, followed by walkmans, cd players, and then companies started to make them in much smaller sizes with much larger storing capacity which gave rise to these new breed of music players. As we […]


Backpack Do S And Don Ts

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You need to buy a backpack for your son, but you are unsure which one to buy and don’t know how to choose the right one. After all there are those reports about how backpacks are damaging our children’s backs. What are you as a parent supposed to do? Here are a few do’s and […]


Backpack Safety What Are The Basic Rules

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Most kids carry backpacks to school everyday, and pediatricians, physical therapists and parents are reporting increasing numbers of schoolchildren complaining of back, neck and shoulder pain, along with tingling or numbness in their arms and hands. This is being attributed to children carrying heavy loads of schoolbooks in backpacks and often not following backpack safety […]


Cheap And Lightweight Backpack Alternatives

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Ultralight backpackers are always looking for the lightest backpacks. Unfortunately, lighter usually means more expensive when it comes to backpacking gear. There are some ways around this, though, for those on a tighter budget. There are ways to buy a lightweight backpacker cheaper, and also ways to make them. The latter is easier than you […]


Inexpensive Backpacks Find A Bargain

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Backpacks are available almost everywhere when the back to school shopping frenzy begins and you can find inexpensive backpacks in drugstores, supermarkets, discount stores and department stores. Sometimes you can even find them in craft stores, for decorating yourself. Sporting goods stores, luggage and leather stores also sell a lot of backpacks, but these are […]


Backpacks For Charity

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There are several sites on the web, that describe programs that provide backpacks full of school supplies to needy children, and backpacks full of toiletries and other necessities for wounded military personnel and for victims of disasters. A sixteen year old girl, with the help of her Mom and some friends, bought 200 backpacks and […]


External Frame Vs Internal Frame Backpacks

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Long and frequent has been the debate amongst hikers and campers regarding the use of internal or external frame backpacks. Many old timers insist that external frame packs are the way to go, mainly due to years of utilizing externals, and reluctance (like all of us), to change. The younger generation tends to gravitate toward […]


How To Choose A Right Backpack

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Undoubtedly, backpack is an essential gear for every outdoor event to carry your world along with you. Experts believe that when it comes to choosing a right backpack a good rule of thumb is, “Buy right and pack light.” There is a large variety available in the market ranging from expensive to cheap, lightweight to […]


Cheap Backpacks

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Cheap backpacks can be made, but I don’t recommend it. Unless you are extremely skilled at sewing, it isn’t likely to come out like you want. Also, even if you are an expert, it will probably take less of your time to pick up an extra day at work and buy a pack with the […]


Holiday Planning Beyond The Reservation

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There are so many choices of holidays ranging from soaking up the sun on beautiful beaches to outdoor vacations full of activities such as hiking, kayaking and white water rafting. In addition to making any necessary reservation, packing is an important aspect of trip preparation. Likewise, what items you need depends largely on what you […]


Ultralight Backpacks The Lightest Out There

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Why ultralight backpacks? Devotees of ultralight backpacking know you reduce your packweight most by concentrating on the “big three;” backpack, shelter, and sleeping bag. Forget those 6-pound backpacks, 9-pound tents and 5-pound sleeping bags. Reduce that 20 pounds to less than 5, keep the other gear to 5 or 6 pounds, and you can chuck […]