backpacker magazine

i wrote a post about backpacker magazine covers from the seventies back in 2009, but unfortunately lost it to the gods of unreliable image hosting. so i thought i’d remind you that you can actually browse back issues of backpacker magazine on google books (from 1973-now)

i have spent an unhealthy amount of time ogling backpackers wearing woolrich & sporting glorious moustaches


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10 Responses to backpacker magazine

  1. Kristina Monday 7 February, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Love those covers, super cool!
    I am so much looking forward for the summer to come, love going camping!!
    Viele Gruesse, Kristina

  2. ola appletea Monday 7 February, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    So cool :) LOVE IT!

  3. erin Monday 7 February, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    i love these vintage covers! my husband and i have been getting backpacker for years – great find!

  4. Sharon Monday 7 February, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    I like especially the one where they’re trekking across the beach with driftwood. . . not the environment I usually associate with backpacking. (I also like Mr. Dude with Flannel and Cowboy Hat, but that’s more because he makes me chuckle a little.)

  5. Hazel Monday 7 February, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    not quite sure how to type a wolf-whistle, fruuutthrroooo! Love the snowy chap :^)

  6. Lauren Monday 7 February, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    This is making me want to go camping so bad!

  7. Ian Monday 7 February, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    My name is Ian and I approve of this post.

  8. Deon Monday 7 February, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    The 2nd picture, page ’10’, the bridge over the waterfall, where is that, if it’s not too much trouble? Reminds me so much of a spot I visited in Canada

  9. amourette Tuesday 8 February, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    These are AWESOME

  10. molly Sunday 20 February, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    i found an image of yours on pinterest that i loved and then found my way here and have now been here far too long having a great time – thanks!
    my dad’s a cartographer and hiker and used to subscribe to backpacker when we were kids – these images bring back so many memories!

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