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Alex Broekhof
(meppo) - F

Locale: Dolomites, Yosemite
Has anyone tried this pack pattern? on 06/02/2011 02:11:25 MDT Print View

I've finished making a G4 (my first MYOG project), but it's just too big for the trip I'm going to be doing in August. I found this pattern for a 2000ci pack:

http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30363
(attached to the first post)

I am aiming for something like the pack in this thread:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=44619

I'd like to add some trekking pole loops and maybe a bladder sleeve.
Do you think that the above pattern will do the trick?

Thanks!

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
RE: Has anyone tried this pack pattern? on 06/02/2011 09:48:27 MDT Print View

I had the same problem with my G4. It works great in the winter when I need my warmer quilt and better sleeping pad, but now during the summer, I can't even fill up half of it.

I haven't used the pattern you found, but it seems like it is fine. I can't speak to the size of the finished product, but it looks like it was a good find. I'll be saving it and may try it later.

For me, I just changed around the G4 pattern and made the sizes a bit smaller, as well as changed the way the bottom was formed to make shrinking the sizes easier.

Steve Small
(lustreking) - F
Re: Has anyone tried this pack pattern? on 06/03/2011 07:46:38 MDT Print View

For what it's worth to those interested, you can find the patterns that Alex is talking about without signing up for the bushcraftusa forum by going here:

http://www.wvi.com/~ulmyog/pack.html

Edited by lustreking on 06/03/2011 07:47:18 MDT.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Has anyone tried this pack pattern? on 06/03/2011 08:13:58 MDT Print View

Alex,

"I am aiming for something like the pack in this thread:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=44619".


That pack was based on Jay Ham's article 5 Yards to SUL. His article described a stuff sack, tarp and pack. There are detailed instructions with pictures regarding the pack construction in Part 4, Pack.

Changes were made in the materials used, pocket size and design. A roll down type closure similar to a dry bag was used in place of the drawstring closure.

The pattern on Lance's website should work for you since it is similar to Jay's pack and mine.

Party On,

Newton

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Has anyone tried this pack pattern? on 06/03/2011 09:04:03 MDT Print View

The LAB pack might be just what you need. I think there is still instructions on thru-hiker

-Tim

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: Has anyone tried this pack pattern? on 06/03/2011 11:34:29 MDT Print View

I've added a tiled version of my pack pattern so it can be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper. Thirty pages with row/column numbers and crop marks.

-Lance

Edited by Lancem on 06/03/2011 11:45:01 MDT.

Alex Broekhof
(meppo) - F

Locale: Dolomites, Yosemite
Credit on 06/04/2011 06:03:52 MDT Print View

Thanks for identifying the creator of the pattern! Credit where credit is due.