M MYOG: Silnylon Backpack
by Jerry Adams
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- Weight: 11 ounces
- Volume: 3500 cubic inches, maybe 4000 if I really stuff it
- Carrying Capacity: 20 pounds, 25 pounds max
- Materials: silnylon body with 200D nylon reinforcement on back and bottom
- Hipbelt: None, but it would be easy to add
- Volume/Weight Ratio: 318 cubic inches/ounce (assuming 3500 ci)
- Carrying Weight/Pack Weight Ratio: 29 (assuming 20 pounds carrying weight)
- Project Difficulty: Fairly easy to make yourself.
The backpack is basically just a bag with straps.
My base weight is typically 12 pounds, and I have as much as 8 pounds of consumables making the total weight 20 pounds. When I carry more than 20 pounds, my shoulders get a little sore, so I adjust mileage accordingly.
- Backpack Specifications
- Design Considerations
- Water, Water Everywhere
- Fabric and Pockets
- Detailed Instructions
- Main Bag Construction
- Make the Back Panel
- Shoulder Straps
- Waterproofing the Back Panel
- Pole Pocket
- Pole Sleeve
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