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View Poll Results: How many people here have backpacked??
Yes, in one or more foreign countries 37 72.55%
Yes, only in my home country 4 7.84%
No 10 19.61%
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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For the purpose of this poll, i will define backpacking as:

wearing a backpack and travelling around a heap of different places....hmmm, not really a good definition, it's actually kinda hard to define backpacking.

Ok, here the things that i don't think are included in backpacking:
- Going to another country/place with your only intention being living and working in that place. If you do a bit of travelling while you're there, then that could be backpacking i guess.
- Travelling to a country and staying in 5 star accomodation
- Contiki and other coordinated and organised tours are a bit of a grey area, they are definately travelling, but i don't think they are backpacking.

...and i don't suppose you have to wear a backpack to be backpacking, although most people do. I travelled with a mate around Europe for a month and he lugged a bloody suitcase around with him. So, that puts the 'wearing a packpack' bit out.


Ok, perhaps this is a better definition:
Travelling around a heap of different places, usually on a restricted time and money budget (but not always), using, where possible, local transport and staying in cheap accomodation. Also, i believe in true backpacking there is some form of soul searching/self discovery going on....but that's just me


.....ok, i'll forget about defining backpacking, i'm just curious to see how many people on here have been backpacking.
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Nah, that sounds like a pretty solid definition to me
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We get the picture LFB !

I'm a definite yes, in foreign countries... and I like it the hard way. See my tpunk title.
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I've been know to do that on occasion
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:36 AM   #5
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Yeah, I've done that-its great!
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Now and again.

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Had to check your definition closely... I've worn a backpack and tromped around several countries, none of them cept the u.s. for pleasure...

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Once or twice.

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Before last summer I had only backpacked out to Nova Scotia, but then I up and decided to travel W. Europe for a while. Tasty, tasty Europe.
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I go to school and travel from building to building wearing a backpack. Does that count?

Haha, yes I have around Western and a little bit of Eastern Europe.
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