How to Pack Your Backpack Right
Outside editorial fellow Taylor Gee gives us the breakdown of how he packed his backpack for his thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail and, from bottom to top, where gear should go in your kit. Following these guidelines while backpacking will help make sure your load is balanced, which will help you hike longer and farther with less pain.
See the video by Taylor Gee on Outside Online's website here.
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