fastpack

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of fast +‎ backpack

Verb[edit]

fastpack (third-person singular simple present fastpacks, present participle fastpacking, simple past and past participle fastpacked)

  1. To run while carrying a backpack on a multi-day trail.
    • 2011, John Vonhof, Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes, ISBN 0899976867, page 361:
      In 1987, with fellow runner Will Uher, John fastpacked the 211-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada in 8 1/2 days, carrying a 30-pound pack.
  2. To to backpacking with the goal of maximising the distance traveled every day.
    • 2004 May, Katy Schafer, “The Challenge”, in Backpacker, volume 32, number 156, page 87:
      It was slowing her down in adventure races, and it was complicating her plans to fastpack a bunch of trails in New Zealand.