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Camping Glossary index

stay

noun

Definition of stay

An aluminum rod that helps supports an internal frame backpack. The stays slot into pockets running inside the pack, next to the wearer’s back. Stays help transfer the load to one’s hips.

The above is an entry in Campnab’s Pretty Darned Useful Glossary of Camping Terms. This glossary is another project from us, the two Erics (@shelkie and @karj). We had a harebrained idea to create a dictionary containing every single camping term we came across. Admittedly, this is taking some effort—and leaving us with less time for camping. D’oh!

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