A Nice Pack Basket

If you know me at all you know that I am interested in pack baskets.  Because of this, they catch my eye when I’m browsing historic images. 

I could find no information whatsoever about this one.  I suspect maybe Tibet in the early 20th century?  Pack baskets have been underrated in the west.  I’m glad to see more and more of them used in the primitive technology, bushcraft, and survival communities.  I love the one I made but I know there are even better ones out there.

I was interested in the harness system here.  It seems to sling around the entire basket for support.  It took me some time and effort to come up with one I liked for mine but based on some historic examples, I was able to come up with one that worked.

Enjoy a little preindustrial technology today.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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3 Responses to A Nice Pack Basket

  1. Very interesting this pack system, it looks very original !

  2. I’ve got a 1920s canoe pack basket that I use regularly. The splits are getting dry and cracked, but it still has a lot of life left. I had to make straps for it, but I find it much more useful than a backpack when hiking on the high plains, collecting animal skulls.

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