Thanks for the info. I have Ray's book, but I have not gotten that far yet (it may take a while...bathroom reading!).
I think the most daunting part is buying the supplies. Thru-Hiker doesn't have any pictures of the supplies, so I know not what to get. Where do you get your supplies?
I currently have a daypack which I may modify to make it work. I like my current daypack, but it is missing a few things. However, I may look into the Gossamer plans.
Yeah, I REALLY like the winter pack you made. I may make some adjustments for my needs, but still great overall.
About how much did you think it cost you to make?