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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
  • Materials
  • Detailed Instructions
  • Main Bag Construction
  • Make the Back Panel
  • Shoulder Straps
  • Waterproofing the Back Panel
  • Pole Pocket
  • Pole Sleeve

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