DIY Backpack

posted by on 2011.03.02, under design

I am constructing my own lightweight backcountry backpack…

I was inspired by Ray Jardine’s book “Trail Life” to do it.  Ray sells inexpensive “Ray-Way” kits on his website with which you can make all your own camping gear from scratch.

30 or 40 hours in, I’m about 2/3 completed now, with only a large purple extension collar to add to the top, a waist strap, and perhaps also a Rise Industries patch?  When completed it will only weigh about 10oz, which is far lighter than any factory-made pack of similar capacity.

Doing this is making me wish that my music projects also came with step-by-step instruction guides!

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