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Backpacking products for a better outing
When times get tough, people go hiking. That's the news from a CBS News/New York Times poll released a couple of weeks ago, which found that recession-wracked Americans are now getting by on less, doing more and valuing experiences over things. High on the list: inexpensive, exciting family-bonding adventures like canoeing, biking and backpacking. Coincidentally, backpacking was the theme of the mammoth Outdoor Retailer trade show that began Thursday in Salt Lake City. Straight from the showroom floor, here's a look at some standout backpacking gear that can offer assistance on the long, adventurous trail to recovery.
January 25, 2010