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Noun: backpacking  'bak,pa-king
  1. Hiking and camping overnight in backcountry, carrying equipment in a backpack
    - trekking
  2. Carrying something in a pack on the back
    "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts";
    - packing
Verb: backpack  'bak,pak
  1. (sport) hike with a backpack
    "Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies";
    - pack

Type of: bushwalking [Austral, NZ], carry, hike, hiking, rambling [Brit], walking [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Backpacking