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Robert Babboni for Backpacker Magazine.

[ Posted: Jul 22, 2019 ]


Robert Babboni created illustrations for a feature in Backpacker Magazine "You’re Doing it All Wrong!" Tips and Tricks on the right way to do nearly everything in the backcountry - from making a pb&j that won’t grow soggy, getting rid of your poop above the tree line, to avoiding animal attacks.

Robert Babboni for Backpacker Magazine.
[ Copyright Robert Babboni ] You’re wearing the wrong socks. Think of them as a snug second skin. No bagging. No seams. No cloth moving against tender epidermis. No cotton; synthetics wick moisture away from your feet and lessen friction.

Robert Babboni for Backpacker Magazine.
[ Copyright Robert Babboni ] You’re doing the hillbilly hang. Noob move, according to Buhay: Attaching food, your water bottle, a sleeping pad, or layers to the outside of your pack.

Robert Babboni for Backpacker Magazine.
[ Copyright Robert Babboni ] Your “I’m dying” video is blubbering and ridiculous. If you’re going to go to the trouble to die in the wilderness, you’ll at least want to be remembered via viral video.

Robert Babboni for Backpacker Magazine.
[ Copyright Robert Babboni ] Not safe to heave your poop rock? Exposure is better than burial in the fragile ecosystem above the timberline. And your loaf will dry up and blow away, just like sasquatch’s turds do.

Robert Babboni for Backpacker Magazine.
[ Copyright Robert Babboni ] You confuse Grizzlies with Black Bears, so you don’t know which strategy to employ when they charge.

Robert Babboni for Backpacker Magazine.
[ Copyright Robert Babboni ] Your decision making process sucks. It’s not unusual for the strongest hiker, with the most experience, to push her will on a group.

Related Links

- Robert Babboni's Altpick Portfolio