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Bushlore Topics => DIY and Homemade Gear => Topic started by: Nature Boy on March 24, 2013, 11:11:09 AM

Title: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: Nature Boy on March 24, 2013, 11:11:09 AM
Howdy. A week ago I made a Roycroft Pack Frame using my shelter half for the cover. This time I did another frame to use my surplus French musette pack. The frame is rectangular. The musette pack has a canvas handgrip along with a large metal d-ring at the top. I tied the top of the pack centered on the top bar. The bottom of the pack has some straps and buckles that I used to attach the bottom of the pack to the frame.

Under the pack I made a bed roll consisting of my wool blanket, heavy duty space blanket, and shelter half.
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/RCA_0224_zps76131d38.jpg)

Back view of frame and pack.....
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/RCA_0239_zps9b271d94.jpg)

Front view along with my 'haversack' shoulder carry....
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/RCA_0235_zpsfae00d66.jpg)

Modeling the pack....
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/RCA_0242_zps88e167c1.jpg)
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/RCA_0247_zps376d2e52.jpg)
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/RCA_0248_zpsd3e4853f.jpg)
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n516/kfb1960/RCA_0249_zps122ee463.jpg)
 
Continued......
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: Nature Boy on March 24, 2013, 11:23:04 AM
Continued from first post....

I used my braided ridge line to secure the bedroll to the frame.

Contents of pack & frame.....
Wool blanket, shelter half and hd space blanket bedroll.
6 diy bamboo tent stakes (in bedroll)
ridge line
Cut section of sleep mat for sitting or kneeling while doing camp chores.

In pack.....
Spare knife, extra cordage, change of clothes including 2 changes of socks and underwear. Hatchet multi-tool, food bag, small rolled up homemade haversack (foraging), folding saw, small folding shovel, USGI poncho, French surplus messkit, Nimblewill stove, bandanas (x2), shamwow, spare canteen, and a small flashlight.

In shoulder bag....
Fire kit, FAK, sewing/repair kit, emergency poncho, compass, headlamp w/ spare batteries, basic space blanket, 5x7 backpack tarp, small folding trowel, esbit stove, bandana (x2), small Bible, harmonica, bankline, small food bag with a few snacks and 1 small meal.

On belt I would carry...
USGI canteen kit (canteen, cup, stove), Mora Bushcraft Black knife, machete (optional).

The frame is very comfortable. I may add a waist belt type of contraption when I figure out what I want to do with it. But as is I love it!

I plan on rotating the shoulder bag with a Ribz pack to see which of them I prefer...suggestion s welcome! Thanks for looking and God bless.
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: MnSportsman on March 24, 2013, 11:26:32 AM
Whoah! That looks great! Nicely done, NatureBoy!
:D



Did ya make one for the missus too?


Or waiting for anyone to throw in a suggestion?


I think it is right fine! As long as it feels comfortable & does what ya want it to do! Great!
:thumbsup:


Thank for sharing!
:)
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: Nature Boy on March 24, 2013, 11:32:28 AM
Whoah! That looks great! Nicely done, NatureBoy!
:D



Did ya make one for the missus too?


Or waiting for anyone to throw in a suggestion?


I think it is right fine! As long as it feels comfortable & does what ya want it to do! Great!
:thumbsup:


Thank for sharing!
:)

Thanks for the kind words MnSportsman! I'm always open to suggestions. I made the wife a frame like this last week when I did the 'traditional' frame for myself. I tried hers on, it was a little small but comfortable.

I made this one my size and can use the musette pack as is, no strap cutting. I can also untie the musette and use it as a scout/day pack from camp.

I doesn't have a hip/waist belt, but as it is, it is well balanced and comfy. I may add a belt after I figure out what to use so it can carry bigger loads more balance.

Thanks again for the kind words and God bless.
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on March 25, 2013, 07:06:31 AM
Nice.  I really like that one.  Looks very practical.
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: 04man on March 25, 2013, 07:55:39 AM
I really like the frame! I have been thinking that's something I should do.
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: greyhound352 on March 25, 2013, 08:13:59 AM
Great job on another frame.

I like this one better than the other because it looks more comfortable than the triangular frame.  I'm sure a waistbelt would only add more comfort to the user.

I have been enjoying the DIY projects you have been making.
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: BigHat on March 25, 2013, 08:14:02 AM
looks really good! nice work

thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Another Go at Roycroft With French Musette...
Post by: Nature Boy on March 25, 2013, 10:24:02 AM
Thanks for all the kind words! I have a USGI Pistol belt, and am thinking of using it as the hip belt part of the frame. I threaded it through the frame and it works great! Now to add some padding to the belt....