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Pack a backpack for an outdoor adventure

First thing to say here is don't call it a backpack. As military types and any experienced adventurer will know you call it a bergen - the term was coined by British soldiers and comes from the original '42 Pattern external 'A' frame rucksack that was closely modelled on skiers' rucksacks made or used at Bergen, Norway. Essentially they had to be large and tough enough to carry equipmen