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[ft-l] Homemade Backpack Progress!



Just to let everyone know, I have made incredible progress on my homemade (Jardine style) backpack.  Now remember that I have had absolutely no previous experience with sowing!  It's taken some time, but I am thrilled with the results so far.
 
The main sack section is now complete; including two side pouches (capable of carrying 2-liter bottles!), a mid-section pull string which goes in and out of 8 grommets (good for hanging socks and wet cloths), and a pull string top (I might add a flap).  So far the backpack only weighs 7 oz. (without shoulder straps)!!!  It's lighter than I thought it would be!
 
I'm still working on ideas for the shoulder straps.  I'm considering copying the shoulder pad pattern off of a Gregory pack or possibly just buying some Camp Trails replacement straps.  Any suggestions anyone?
 
Happy Trails,
Jeff Walters
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Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time.
(Steven Wright)
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