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Backpacker Magazine

Post by AZLOT69 » Sep 08 2009 7:05 pm

If you go to website-Deekins.com
use promotion code junbp,
you can get a year of Backpacker for $3.99
super deal !
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 08 2009 7:30 pm

Holy cow, I did it! It says it won't start for 8-13 weeks. I haven't been a subscriber for at least a year now, so it'll be nice to be getting it again.
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by allanalxndr » Sep 08 2009 8:22 pm

Awesome find. Thanks for sharing. Ordered a subscription for myself to check out.

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Post by sirena » Sep 08 2009 9:49 pm

Wow. What a deal! Thanks so much for posting this!
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by Sredfield » Sep 09 2009 4:30 am

I've not been a fan of BP, but for $4, maybe I can wrap some fish in it.
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Post by BobP » Sep 09 2009 5:35 am

Sredfield wrote:I've not been a fan of BP, but for $4, maybe I can wrap some fish in it.
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 09 2009 8:54 am

Yeah, it's mostly advertising, and the articles are mostly about the products being advertised. My husband has been making fun of it for years. Very occasionally, though, they do print some actual quality journalism.

Did anyone ever see the magazine back in its first few years? It was more independent, maybe even somewhat counter-cultural back then. I wonder if old copies are ever available on ebay.

I looked at their writers' guidelines and was amused to see that if you submit a photograph with an article, that no piece of gear or clothing in the photo can be more than 5 years old! Well, don't take any photos of ME for your BP submissions--with my old frame backpack, cami pants from the Goodwill, and worn-out cotton t-shirt!
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by dysfunction » Sep 09 2009 9:10 am

yes, I quite enjoyed Backpacker up until say the early 90's actually. Although for the $4.. thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by joebartels » Sep 09 2009 9:51 am

Sounds fair, a ream of paper is in the $3-$6 range.
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Post by berkforbes » Sep 09 2009 10:05 am

who needs backpacker when youve got haz?
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Post by joebartels » Sep 09 2009 10:44 am

After a highly debated yet unanimous one-man vote by the HAZ council, berkforbes has been announced member of the MONTH for Sept 2009! :worthy:
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Post by BobP » Sep 09 2009 10:57 am

You are a funny guy Joe. Now we definitely have to take that shot. :)
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Post by berkforbes » Sep 09 2009 2:59 pm

Woot! my lifes dreams have finally been realized. i can now die a happy man. thanks joe! :D


In all honesty though, BP is a terrible magazine. full of trips no average person could ever afford, and gear that costs more than a guided trip to everest. and the tips are plenty usefull, if youve never been on a hike before in your life. $4 wasted, is well, $4 wasted.
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by dysfunction » Sep 09 2009 3:02 pm

Donno, last one I picked up and read had a trip up into Manning Camp.. I can walk to that trailhead from here :sl:
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Post by berkforbes » Sep 09 2009 3:04 pm

i can also just get on haz and find out 10 times the info BP gives.. imo its a waste. (imo)
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by chumley » Sep 09 2009 3:26 pm

True, but HAZ can't go everywhere. There's at least one room in the house that's often popular for reading but not very computer friendly. So $4 a month might be worth it.
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by dysfunction » Sep 09 2009 3:32 pm

Well, if you really want to analyze things well beyond where they should be.. pretty much all print media has been made obsolete by the Internet.
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 09 2009 6:48 pm

I don't know...I don't find really good journalism on the internet. It may be there, but I don't find it. I find information, yeah, lots of good info on HAZ and other sites, but I like good journalism. I dislike trying to find online blogs (too time consuming to find and follow them, and most of them are NOT good journalism. Plus, you can't take the computer and lie down on the bed and read yourself to sleep in the evening.) While the best outdoor writers such as Jon Krakauer, David Roberts, David Quammen, Annick Smith, Peter Matthiessen, Tim Cahill, Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, Greg Child, Mark Jenkins and Tim Zimmerman, to name but a few, mostly have pubished in Outside Magazine and other magazines, some have occasionally found their way into Backpacker. So for 4 bucks, I might get to read several good essays during the year. That, to me, is worth 4 bucks. I can skim the info pages also, see if there's anything new. And it'll remind me what their format is, if I ever want to try submitting an article myself.
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Re: Backpacker Magazine

Post by allanalxndr » Nov 03 2009 9:43 pm

Received my first two issues today.

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Post by JoelHazelton » Nov 03 2009 10:01 pm

azbackpackr wrote:Plus, you can't take the computer and lie down on the bed and read yourself to sleep in the evening.
I do it all the time with my laptop :D Get a laptop and print media will quickly become obsolete (although I still have subscriptions to AZ Highways, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer and AZ Wildlife Views). ;)
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