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[pct-l] Re: pct-l-digest V1 #337
- Subject: [pct-l] Re: pct-l-digest V1 #337
- From: Dave Gomberg <gomberg%40wcf%2Ecom>
- Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 09:53:53 -0800
At 12:00 AM 12/26/1997 -0600, you wrote:
>The homemade straps tended to bunch up and cut off circulation.
I am planning to use commercial (and well tested) straps. They are
critical to comfort.
>The lack of a hip belt prevented shifting the load.
I find a hip belt NECESSARY!
>The center of gravity was too low causing an unnatural forward
>lean to compensate.
With an external frame and homemade sack, you can distribute the weight as
you wish. I will be sure to keep the bottom of the sack fairly shallow so
that it won't hold a ton of weight.
> Stuff uncomfortably poking in the back
The factories understand this problem well. The solution is a good back
band and something to keep the load off of it. I am planning a nylon net
back band and curved horizontal tubes to keep the load away from it.
>On the subject of bears I thought I would open another can of worms. The
>following statement goes against common practice and is even against the
>law in certain sections. However, I never bear bagged my food.
At three pounds and $78 I can understand why you did not use a bear can. I
hope to introduce one in 1998 that weighs one pound and costs $25. Stay
Dave Gomberg email@example.com
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