Take Butane Backpacking
An advertisement for an early version of the Optimus butane backpacking stove. Lighter weight gear such as this helped make backpacking more accessible for ever larger numbers of hikers.
FormatBlack and white photograph
Optimus, “Take Butane Backpacking,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed October 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/475.