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Backpacker [1-year]
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Manufacturer: Active Interest Media
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5

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Binding: Magazine
First Issue Lead Time: 12-16
Format: Magazine Subscription
Issues Per Year: 9
Label: Active Interest Media
Magazine Type: Consumer magazine
Manufacturer: Active Interest Media
Number Of Issues: 9
Publisher: Active Interest Media
Release Date: 2001-11-23
Studio: Active Interest Media
Subscription Length: 365

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Magazine of wilderness travel offering practical "you can do it--here's how" advice to enjoy every trip. Filled with the best places, gear and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips with fold-out maps and stunning color photography.


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: backpacker magazine
Comment: This magazine is even more than I thought it would be. It covers so many aspects of hiking that there isn't room to list them all. I would also recommend this to any outdoor enthusiast.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Backpack Fun!
Comment: This is a great way to lose those extra pounds, while having fun.Keeping your mind busy planning the trip,getting there;and your every move along the trail.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Used To Be Better
Comment: Backpacker was the PREMIERE outdoor adventure magazine until it changed hands from Rondale press. Now it is a shell of its former self. Still better than the fashion-puke rags that claim to be adventure mags like Outside and anything with "Mens" in the title. A few less ads would make the magazine better, but for those who complain about the political edge, Backpacker has a long tradition of EXCELLENT outdoors-related political commentary. Backpacker reviews have always been spot on and I have never been dissatisfied by any of their recommendations. Worth a cheap subscription price.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: I'm telling nasty businesses to take hike
Comment: The free "Best Trails in America" that is offered on this page is inspiring and useful. I was almost tempted further until I read about the auto-renewal policy and sending former subscribers to a collection agency. I suppose their auto-renewal is also subject to automatic rate increases too? Maybe they want my credit card so they can do it all on their own with the notification that never arrived (I can just hear, "oops our systems malfunctioned" or "something must've happened with your mail-or email". Maybe they'll even email the "courtesy" auto-renewal notice with the new price from a server that results in it getting caught in the spam filter? Maybe they don't even send a "courtesy" auto-renewal notice--I just decided against a virus protection software package today because they auto-renew every year at the going rate without any notice unless I cancel.

I decided to tell them to: Take a hike and not with my money! I try not to support nasty businesses, and I imagine more and more people will feel the same as the weigh every expenditure.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: If I wanted ads and political commentary, I'd subscribe to Time
Comment: Every now and again, I'll get suckered back into subscribing for this mag. I'm an avid outdoorsman who has climbed about 15 of NY's highest peaks. Although I don't do much backpacking anymore due to a ruptured disk and age, I still enjoy reading about places to go and the latest gear. Well, this magazine used to do that for me. Now it is a watered down version of the old rag.

What irked me the most though is being fed one sided environmental claptrap and political commentary. The people behind this magazine and mags like Outside don't believe there are conservatives who love and care for the outdoors. I don't care for the high browed attitudes espoused by many on the outdoor community. If I wanted that kind of commentary, I'll read "insert liberal magazine here". I want to read about backpacking, not your agenda thanks.


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