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The Duluth Pack – The First Patented Backpack…

(from the Paleotool vault) I just had to reblog this fine article from 74 Footwear Design… “Camille Poirier patented the first back pack on Dec. 12, 1882 in Duluth, Minnesota (Patent No. 268,932). Initially called the Pack-Strap the pack is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How to Improvise and Use a Three Stick Roycroft Pack Frame

Thanks to Survival Sherpa for posting this look at making a pack frame.  Making a quick, three stick pack frame is a valuable bit of knowledge.  How serendipitous that this came up (seems to be a lot of convergent thinking … Continue reading

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Japanese Pack Frame

And an interesting basket. Pack frames are nearly universal historically as most cultures encounter the drudgery of carrying heavy loads over long distances.  I am always searching for historic images to delve into to look for inspiration.  Here is a … Continue reading

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Dog Sleds, Snow Shoes, and Pack Straps

Found on Tumblr.  The basic necessities never change.  Just the execution and materials.

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