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Searching for Sugar Man Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies at 36
Bendjelloul was inspired to make Searching for Sugar Man, the story of how Mexican-American musician Sixto Rodriguez became a cult hero in apartheid-era South Africa, while backpacking around the world. The film took four years to complete and all of …
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Cannes: Film Industry Shocked by 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director's Suicide
In 2006, Bendjelloul quit his job and took off with a camera to go backpacking around Africa, looking for stories around which he might make a film of his own. It was in Cape Town that he came across Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, who told him about his …
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RIP: Oscar-Winning Director Of 'Searching For Sugar Man' Found Dead
“I was backpacking around Africa and South America looking for stories with a camera. I found six stories and this was one of the six. I thought it was the best story I'd ever heard,” he told the Independent newspaper in 2012. [Variety]. He was only 36 …
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YOUTH SPORTS: Realities of hiking trip can relate to teaching moments for kids
OK, so I did it I went on a three-day hiking/backpacking trip with six other men in the mountains of Arizona. My idea of roughing it would include a lower grade hotel room, a bad, dirty restaurant, a pull-out bed that you can feel the springs in your …
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Kerry Parnell blames the internet and the demise of backpacking for our

Kerry Parnell blames the internet and the demise of backpacking for our
I think it comes down to two things; one is the demise of the Aussie traveller and the grand backpacking tours we used to make, from the 1970s to the early 2000s. As travel got cheaper and it became normal to fly round the world on a three-week holiday …
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With new gear, a backpacker is born
This is the second in a series of stories from a fledging backpacker's perspective as he learns what it takes to be a mountaineer. Two days after breaking the bank at three different stores, I decided to break in my new backpacking gear. Then I broke …
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Tom Daley going backpacking is a poor excuse for a TV show
"Every great backpacker starts their experience in Thailand," James Corden informs us on the voiceover. He's doing that "good boy" accent he does when he's trying to sound professional, but you can tell he's hoping the show goes a bit "six-day stag in …
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Home-made backpacking food healthier, cheaper
Carry Porter doesn't think much of the dehydrated backpacking foods you can buy off the shelf. They contain too much salt and often are packed with unpronounceable ingredients. And they're expensive. So Porter, a lifelong hiker and backpacker from …
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Backpacking 3100 miles for Chewonki
Backpacking 3,100 miles for Chewonki. BY JOHN SWINCONECK Times Record Staff. BRUNSWICK When Myla Fay departs Topsham for the 3,100 mile Contintental Divide Scenic Trail this summer, it will be partly out of her love for hiking, but also out of …
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Can I Put Together a Backpacking Kit for 0 or Less?
Novice backpackers should first check out heavily discounted or used options. Buy synthetic layers at thrift stores and scrounge up any lightweight pot you can get your hands on. Be ready to pack heavy this first season. If the weight bothers you …
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Q+A: Backpacking in Bolivia among Young's top trips
Outdoor passions: Skiing, climbing, backpacking, running, traveling. Question: Favorite local hike? Answer: Red Mountain Open Space. Q: Wildest outdoors experience? A: Backpacking in the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. It gave me a whole new appreciation …
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Uncertain steps: A newcomer's introduction to backpacking
This is the first in a series of stories from a fledging backpacker's perspective as he learns what it takes to be a mountaineer. When my wife told me last month to take a hike, I knew it was for my own good. “It'll be fun,” she said with the same …
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Where's my job? Backpackers victim of fruit picking scam
BACKPACKING scam victims are turning up in Goondiwindi on the promise of a job that does not exist. A scam, starting from online advertising website Gumtree, promises backpackers fruit picking work and accommodation in the small border town.
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It's not hard to make your own backpacking food

It's not hard to make your own backpacking food
Carry Porter doesn't think much of the dehydrated backpacking foods you can buy off the shelf. They're oversalted and often packed with unpronounceable ingredients. And they're expensive. So Porter, a lifelong hiker and backpacker from Kirkland, Wash., …
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The Fast Boiling Backpacking Stove That Makes A Feast
With their combined stove and mug setups, Jetboil's backcountry-specific cooking systems have always been light and fast. But their usefulness was limited: They only boiled a liter of water – barely enough for a full French press, and definitely not …
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Seven Incredible Locations to Try on Your Next Backpacking Adventure
A backpacking trip can be a centering experience if accomplished alone, or forever bond two or more people who share the experience. Regardless of whether you choose to backpack alone or with others, you likely want to know what the best locations are …
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Area trail camps offer good backpacking tuneup

Area trail camps offer good backpacking tuneup
At Sunset Trail Camp, deep in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, it is only a short walk to reach the region's prettiest canyon, where you can take in the Golden Cascade and Silver Falls. At Slate Creek Trail Camp at Portola Redwoods, you get a jump-start …
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Choteau outfitting business takes the weight out of backpacking 'The Bob' with
To countless people the wilderness provides the ultimate delight because it combines the thrills of jeopardy and beauty. It is the last stand for that glorious adventure into the physically unknown that was commonplace in the lives of our ancestors and …
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Travel films & programs: Backpacking workshop
BACKPACKING. Workshop. Glen Van Peski will take you through the steps of how to pack lighter, so you can do more. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574. HIKING.
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Backpacking Solo In South America
Millennial Thursdays: Quitting your stable job to backpack around South America sounds like a radical idea, but for Christy Offret, the decision was easy. After the end of a seven year relationship, the French millennial was bored of her life in Las …
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