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Old 02-21-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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I am currently looking at backpacks. I was just wondering if you guys could give me an idea on about a good size and also I am having a hard time imaging fitting all the close and supplies you need in just a backpack. (This may sound wierd, but I'm just used to traveling with a duffle bag). Thanks.
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well, im not the most experienced, but i know the first thing people are going to ask you is:

how long are you traveling...most obviously prefer a bigger pack when traveling for say, 2 months, compared to 2 weeks.

i myself have a 3 weeks trip planned followed by a 1 month trip. i bought a 5000ci bag. it will be tight, but from what i gather, packing light is the best way to go. you can always pick up some stuff if you need it along the way.

hope that helps.

also...the poeple on these boards have a tremendous amount of knowelge on where to get great deals. i'm not the brightest on that either, but i got my bag online at budgetbags.com. i have seen nice deals on REI at their outlet page. good luck with your search.
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Hey there! Well, you can fit an awful lot in a backpack, probably more than you'd ever need, but it'll depend on the size. The best thing to do is go to a local outdoor gear store and start trying on packs. But also check out these threads:

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can't go wrong with a 70-75L pack. and if you can't fit it all in there you're packing too much
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