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Aug 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm #1906647
Thanks for the feedback. Portland Hikers was definitely helpful in planning the trip. We ended up doing a loop from Paradise park trailhead up to Paradise park. We also threw in a little jaunt partway up Mt. Hood above Paradise park. All in all a great first trip in the PNW with excellent weather!Aug 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm #1905153
Anyone?Apr 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm #1869520
I haven't tried taking the foot off yet. That might be the solution. I'm not sure if the hipbelt will fit under the needles highest position, though.
Good to know I'm not the only home sewer to face this problem. However, I can't believe you were sewing 1/2" CCF on a home machine. I'd expect it to be 1/4" or 3/8". I might see if there's a local shop that could help me out. I don't want to spend any money on the sewing if I can help it. Maybe there's a kind soul out there.
I'm pretty bad at hand sewing and truth be told don't have much desire to hone that craft. However, if all else fails that's my path.
Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone.Apr 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm #1869232
That's a good technique. I've used it before on my machine. My problem is both but mainly the hipbelt being too thick.Mar 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm #1855702
This pack turned out really well John. Definitely got a classy formal look to it. Nicely done!Mar 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm #1855698
Slick pack David. I really like the color choice and lunch bag closure. Newton definitely came up with a winner there. I'm working on a slight twist to that closure on a new pack.
I concur with Newton. You've earned your way into the SAA. Congrats!Mar 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm #1850907
Pack's looking good John! I'm glad you were able to find the fabric your son requested.Mar 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm #1848388
Email sent.Mar 3, 2012 at 9:56 am #1848219
The Hogback is a good choice for us taller guys. I'm 6'3" and fit with room to spare. The vertical head and foot walls make all the floor length usable. It's been a great family tent for the weight.
Also, here are some pix with a long bag in it.Mar 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm #1848102
Still looking.Mar 2, 2012 at 11:31 am #1847896
Awesome Dan! Email sent.Feb 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm #1839964
What type of tyvek is this?Feb 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm #1839862
Thanks for posting the component weights Dan. With your new half band the total drops to 125.3g (a 61g savings over your previous system). Pretty sweet!Feb 14, 2012 at 11:56 am #1839428
This is a cool project Dan! I may have missed it but what are the component weights of your current system? I love the simplicity of it.Feb 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm #1838469
One step ahead of me Travis! I stumbled upon Ron's article while looking for some MYOG backpack inspiration on the SMD site. I was just about to post a link when I saw you beat me too it.
Being relatively new to the UL culture, it was absolutely fascinating to read Ron's perspective of the movement from inception to what's next. The topic was clearly given serious reflection and presented in a well written format. Nicely done Ron!Feb 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm #1835981
Nice Greg! Redefining the term paper bagging it ;)
I hadn't thought to use paper bags for prototyping but it's a good idea. I'll have to give that a try.Feb 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm #1832837
Email sent on the PM02. Still available?Jan 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm #1831947
Most of my MYOG project have been pretty simple at this point so paper and pencil have been fine. I go to Solidworks occasionally for anything a little more complex. I use it everyday at work, though, so it's pretty quick to model my ideas.
Being pretty tall (6'3"), it's also a useful tool to model shelters on the market to see if I'd actually fit in them. Disappointment usually follows ;)Jan 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm #1830211
Roger's right Seth. You just jumped head first down the rabbit hole!
I think you did a nice job for your first project. You set a design goal and hit it. Personally, I think being ambitious teaches you more in a quicker time frame than starting simple and working your way up. It's certainly more frustrating at times though ;)Jan 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm #1823016
Yeah gotta love it.
I was thinking the hip belt was one piece. Thanks for the explanation.
Also, how do you like the fit of the shoulder straps vs. attaching them to a straight seam on the pack body?Jan 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm #1822997
Awesome Pack Michael! It's got some nice lines and a cool color scheme. How did you attach the hipbelt? I too am working on a pack similar to this and wanted a full wrap around hipbelt.
Rocking the 64 I see. Nice :)Dec 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm #1809104Sep 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm #1783567
Nice pack Chris! I'm a sucker for the white packs. They show dirt too well but man do they look sharp when clean. That DX40 has a nice feel to it. This should be a bomber pack. Pretty neat system for attaching external pockets. I've been thinking about an alpine pack design that I can backpack in and then use as a day pack for peak bagging. The removable pockets might be a good way to go about that. Is that a coated nylon for the extension collar? Also, how does your top closure strap work? Doesn't look like a buckle but I can't tell from the pictures.Sep 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm #1777929
I'm just throwing it out there. I think I like The Lunch Sack or The Lunch Pail better. Do with them what you will :-)Sep 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm #1777616
All I can say is wow. Awesome pack.