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Here is an article on my main blog with 12 tips for lightening your backpack. hiking backpacking trail backpacks backpacking equipment

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“If your backpack is too heavy, you tend to bend forward at the hips or arch your back to compensate. Either of these maneuvers can put unnatural compression on your 33 vertebrae and the shock absorbing discs in between them.” Read more about lightening your backpack.

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