I know in bamboo basket making there are japanese basket backpacks, and they look like giant oval baskets, but I don't know links to that. I looked at the primitive ways frame, and it would be more comfortable if the bottom part was a curved piece with a strip of fabric or braided cord attached to the ends like a bowstring- so it'd be resting against the bottom of your back instead of the rod. Of course that means it'd have to be attached to the side rods pretty well to prevent rotation. I had a swiss pack like that, but it used metal and not wood- same principle though.
I've been developing my pack. A northfAce duffel base camp pack reinforced with aluminum a frame. I tried this morning without and its raining my back is killing me...! Imm going back to get it. The duffel is a made of air tight material water proof. I want something inovative and unique. Its worth the pain. I. Hope.
This seemed like an interesting modern twist on making a pack basket, aka. "trapper's basket" "Adirondak pack".
I sometimes use a traditional woven pack basket, usually when I'm just hauling my basketry supplies and tools somewhere as opposed to camping or traveling. Mine has a custom heavy nylon lining in it. But I have hauled a full load in it with traditional straps which are much less cushy than those alice straps, and found pack baskets to be comfortable, I guess it all depends on what you are doing, or hauling. I think this plastic trash can version might be good for wetter climates & activities.
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
$10.00 of $75.00
Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully this will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
$10.00 of $100.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
$10.00 of $200.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.
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