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I have a Jansport knapsack or backpack ?
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It seems like the term "backpack" came into use when they developed hiking packs with aluminum frames, allowing one to comfortably carry a heavier load.
Perhaps serious hikers learned of these before I did. I expect early explorers hired people to "pack" heavy loads on frames on their backs.
I believe currently, the very small packs which students use to carry their books to school, are called "backpacks."
Anonymous:Backpack think student. Knapsack think a hiker or tourist.
anyone with the name seth or initals SAGL will always be wearing knapsacks.
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