Rucksack Magazine is an independent journal about adventure and discovery. The magazine journeys to the corners of our planet to pursue fascinating stories about rural pursuits and urban life. Established in 2016 as an online journal we are driven by our passion for story telling, exploration and photography. Rucksack magazine is divided into articles, stories, photo essays and interviews exploring people, places and things from both city and country. With an innovative and creative team of contributors behind us we aim to bring quality editorial content and imagery to our expanding online journal.
A Rucksack, also known as a bookbag, kitbag, knapsack, backpack, pack, or sackpack is, in its simplest form, a bag carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders. The word rucksack is a German loanword mainly used by western military forces. In German, Rücken means "back" and Sack means "bag". The name rucksack is cognate with the Danish rygsæk, Norwegian ryggsekk, Dutch rugzak, Afrikaans rugsak and Swedish ryggsäck. Rucksacks or backpacks are a staple for many types of people: working professionals, photographers, travellers, backpackers, hikers and students.
The idea of strapping your gear to your back is older than we can say. In ancient times, the rucksack was used as a means to carry the hunter's larger game and other types of prey and as a way of easier transport for other materials. Today, the rucksack isn't just a fashion or style accessory but also a lifestyle necessity for millions of professional urban workers and adventure travellers. We believe the rucksack perfectly identifies with adventure and minimalist travel. Packing light is an art form. How many times have you gone on a trip and realised you didn’t need or wear half the items you brought with you? A rucksack only allows you to bring whats necessary. Whether its for a business trip, a weekend city break or for a longer journey we believe the rucksack encourages a more minimalist and creative approach to both adventure and travel.
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