Long Distance Backpackers Folklore


The group, long distance backpackers, include hikers that live off what is in their pack and spend the majority of their time hiking for an extended period of time. They often include people called thru-hikers, or backpackers that attempt to complete the entire trail over a year-long period, but can include any group of people who backpack in the outdoors. Backpackers spend a lot of time hiking and camping together, which leads to a development of their own culture and folklore. In addition, knowledge gets passed down from hiker to hiker, before and throughout the journey by word of mouth, internet forums and writing. Over time, a wealth of information, traditions, culture, and inside jokes have been formed.


Items + (Collector): 


  • 💡 Kyu Kim
  • Colton French
  • Justin Fowler
  • Andrew Ogren
  • Brittany Champagne


  • Folklore, Dartmouth, Backpacking, Outdoors, Nature, Hiking, Appalachian Trail, Traditions, Customs