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Hiking, News, Travel

Antisemitism on the Trail

WARNING: Some unsettling content ahead. Just as an FYI, there’s no context that makes what happens in this video “okay.”  The mayor of Damascus, in the wake of the...

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Hiking, Weekly Parsha

Burnt Offerings

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all...

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Camping, Hiking

Our (Basic) Guide to Hammock Backpacking

After my go-to camping mattress deflated on a cold, winter night in a shelter in the Adirondacks, I was ready for a change. It was a long circuit around and up the Seward Range. I prefer...

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Hiking, Travel

Destination: Siem Reap

Under 4 miles from the town of Siem Reap in Cambodia is one of the coolest UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, Angkor Wat. Originally constructed as a temple to Vishnu in the 12th...

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Appalachian Trail, Hiking, News

2019 Thru Hiker Profile: Hugs and Fecteau

The 2019 Appalachian Trail thru-hiking season has begun, and at The Kosher Backpacker, we want to profile long distance hikers of interest. There’s nothing more near and dear to my...

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Appalachian Trail, Hiking, News

Court Denies Pipeline on AT in Virginia

(RICHMOND, Va.) — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including...

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Featured, Hiking, News, Staff Picks

The Kosher Backpacker, The Wandering Jew

This is a modified version of the foreword that appears in my book, The Kosher Backpacker, as an introduction to this site. – Brian Kresge, aka “Strings Attached” I saw...

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