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Re: [pct-l] ultralight pack
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] ultralight pack
- From: Bighummel@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 00:14:23 EDT
Mountain Dave's ultra light pack consisting of a bamboo stick and a
handkerchief reminded me of an idea I had back a while ago about a pack I was
designing using bamboo as stiffeners or as a frame and silk as the cloth
material. Both are extremely strong and lightweight and, of course, are
natural materials. An interesting idea that I haven't followed through on.
I have the bamboo in my backyard. It is perfect, thin and extremely tough
and laterally strong with just the right stiffness. The silk on the
otherhand is expensive and I am reluctant to risk such a beautiful piece of
material on a prototype.
Musings of a home bound hiker . . .
Greg "Strider" Hummel
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