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If you’re old enough, you may remember carrying maps in your car and telling family the phone number of the place you’re going. But who does that these days, when you just have your phone on you at all times? Well, if you’re heading out for a hiking or camping trip, you may need to resurrect some old-school habits.

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iOS: Navigating along roads is easy - just start up Google Maps or Waze - but finding your way on a trail in the woods tends to require a patchwork of PDFs, paper maps, and apps that only work for one park or system. Hikepack aims to change that.

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If you don't travel very often, it can be pretty tempting to toss everything into a suitcase until nothing else fits (usually the night before you fly.) However, as any veteran backpacker will tell you, it's definitely worth putting some time and effort into how you pack your luggage. This infographic from Work The World provides plenty of tried-and-trusted tips from the experts.

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If you're planning a backpacking adventure, luggage is one of the most important things to get right. With a good bag in tow, you can save yourself a great deal of unnecessary hassle and stress further down the line. This infographic covers everything from internal and external frames to sizing, weight and carry-on restrictions.

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Whether you're a veteran backpacker or just want to give it a try, this list of backpacking sites has information to prepare you for your next trip. The list covers everything from budget travelling to details on celebrations around the world to tools that help you network with potential friends.