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Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Backpack Guide Done on 02/06/2012 15:03:58 MST Print View

I've been working on this guide for about 2 weeks now, and I finally finished it.

It is really long, but that is mostly because I put pretty big pictures in it to help out.

I posted about the pack a week or so ago, but I had my first chance to use it the other day. Put about 15 lbs into it and went for a hike for about 4 hours with my dad. Ended up doing a decent bit of off trail stuff and scrambling/sliding up and down rocks, and the pack carried well even through those environments.

Hopefully some people out there will find the guide helpful. I plan on doing another one in the future on a much more simple, SUL type pack as well, and I'll post dimensions of my planned 40L version of the pack on my blog soon also.

http://kringlelight.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/kringle-pack-version-2-0/

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Backpack Guide Done on 02/06/2012 16:27:33 MST Print View

Nice set of directions. Nice pictures. It's difficult to write up something like that.

Ultra Magnus
(Ultra_Magnus) - F
Re: Backpack Guide Done on 02/06/2012 16:40:03 MST Print View

That's incredible- very nice guide...

BM

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Thanks on 02/07/2012 07:51:06 MST Print View

Thanks for the comments. It was a lot more than I expected going into it. There were a lot more steps than the quilt had. I should hopefully be able to get some more pictures when I make my 40L version sometime in the coming months if anyone finds parts that don't make much sense.

Keith Bassett
(keith_bassett)

Locale: Pacific NW
Really well done on 02/13/2012 15:45:10 MST Print View

Very nice work. Good descriptions, and great diagrams.

Nice looking final product, too.

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
Backpack Guide Done on 02/13/2012 16:34:46 MST Print View

Chris,
Great pack tutorial with photos great looking pack this should be the go to photo tutorial for would be pack makers so they can see what we all do to a make pack.
Terry

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Backpack Guide Done on 02/14/2012 11:56:19 MST Print View

Thanks for all your work.

Nice contribution. Very helpful and clear.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Backpack Guide Done on 02/14/2012 12:06:03 MST Print View

Chris,

That must have been a ton of work! Thank you very much for posting and sharing.

It's a very impressive piece of work with all of the material and knowledge sources spelled out and referenced with active embedded links.

Very well done!

Party On,

Newton