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Bushlore Topics => DIY and Homemade Gear => Topic started by: Nature Boy on March 17, 2013, 01:03:29 AM

Title: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: Nature Boy on March 17, 2013, 01:03:29 AM
Went out today and decided to make my own pack frame. Lashed with bankline and added 2 extra cross beams. I used my shelter half for the covering, and my 25 ft hand braided ridge line to secure it to the frame after filling it up.

The pack contents consist of....

Shelter half, ridge line, some extra cordage, spare camp knife, folding saw, multitool, sharpener, Nimblewill folding stove, leather gloves, a Wally World sleep pad cut off sized for a seat or for kneeling for camp chores.

A change of clothes, including spare socks and undies, heavy duty space blanket, USGI poncho, hobo fishing kit, military surplus French mess kit, 90% wool blanket, ditty bag with multiple meal ingredients, and a couple of bandanas.

In the shoulder bag....

Fire kit, FAK, small Bible, sewing and general repair kit, toilet paper and hand sanitizer, small fold up metal shovel, ditty bag with snacks and light meal setup, shamwow and bandana, compass, slingshot with ammo, Wally World 5x7 backpack tarp, regular space blanket, and a small foraging bag.

On my belt....

USGI canteen, canteen cup and stove, main knife, machete (optional), may use multitool hatchet.

Have I missed anything? I may switch out the shoulder bag for a ribz pack. Still weighing my options. Even with all this gear the frame was well balanced and comfortable. I plan on switching out the rope shoulder harness for some old seatbelts when I get my hands on some.

(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/Bushcraft%20USA%20Stuff/RCA_0217_zps89a68c5a.jpg)

(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/Bushcraft%20USA%20Stuff/RCA_0215_zpsb25b013c.jpg)

(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/Bushcraft%20USA%20Stuff/RCA_0213_zps3c3e5a4b.jpg)

Thanks for looking!
Title: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: Bearhunter on March 17, 2013, 01:17:15 AM
Well sir, I would say that is a beautiful set up :thumbsup:

Yes that's pretty damned sweet ;)

Did you miss something ???

Well...
Where's the gun ?

Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: Nature Boy on March 17, 2013, 01:23:37 AM
I have my eye on a single shot 12 gauge, with maybe a .22 adapter. Just got to get the money saved. For now the slingshot or my pellet gun is used. Lots of squirrels and rabbits my way. Thanks for looking and God bless.
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: MnSportsman on March 17, 2013, 06:08:56 AM
Looking good!
:thumbsup:


    Don't see that you are missing anything much right now, either! Except, maybe some wire snare wire, but I realize you could use bankline, or other cordage in a pinch.


   Thanks Natureboy, for sharing your efforts & the pics!
:D
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: jontok on March 17, 2013, 10:13:04 AM
That's a cool setup Kenny!
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: wolfy on March 17, 2013, 10:40:11 AM
Cool build, Kenny!   Since you lean a little toward the traditional way of doing things (me too) I was just thinking that you might be interested in tying your 'kit' to your frame with the old traditional "diamond hitch!'.  It's easy.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_hitch
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: Nature Boy on March 17, 2013, 10:48:58 AM
Thanks for the link wolfy! My knot skills are mainly poacher's knot, tautline hitch, and prusik. Diamond hitch looks a lot neater on my pack set up.
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: greyhound352 on March 17, 2013, 11:30:14 AM
That is a great looking pack frame you have made. Glad to hear it worked well for you and leave it to Wolfy, our knot guru, to offer a fitting knot.
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: madmax on March 17, 2013, 11:34:11 AM
That's some real bushcraft, NB!
Title: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: kanukkarhu on March 17, 2013, 03:01:22 PM
Nice! Great work brother! I am going to try one someday...

How comfy is that bad boy? 

Outstanding friend.


Tapatalked from my batphone.
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: Nature Boy on March 17, 2013, 04:35:10 PM
Nice! Great work brother! I am going to try one someday...

How comfy is that bad boy? 

Outstanding friend.


Tapatalked from my batphone.

It's actually very comfortable but I plan on replacing the rope shoulder straps with some old car seatbelts when I can get access to the junkyard in a week or so. Made my wife the same type but hers is rectangular and is even more comfortable than mine. Going to have to redo mine the same way.
Title: Re: My Roycroft Pack Frame....
Post by: wolfy on March 17, 2013, 04:54:53 PM
We've got some seatbelt shoulder straps on one of our homebuilt Duluth packs and I find them to be VERY comfortable, even with heavy loads! 8)