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Sep 08, 2015

The Traditional Art of Vegetable Tanned Leather

created at: 09/08/2015Bole Tannery has been making their own reindeer (!) and cattle leather goods from vegetable tanned leather in their Swedish workshop for generations. Take a look at what it means to create vegetable tanned leather goods from hide to final rucksack.   

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Mar 26, 2015

The Process: Crafting a Handmade Backpack from Reclaimed Materials

Truce is a handmade design company that creates all-weather backpacks and duffels from recycled sailcloth and drysuit nylon (used for cold water SCUBA diving). Each bag is created upon order from the reclaimed sailing and sporting materials, giving each piece a unique look and overall color scheme. 

created at: 03/26/2015 Truce's founder, Luke Mathers, "learned to sew industrial-grade fabrics while repairing sails and making boat covers at North Sails Oregon. He took a shining to experimenting with the loft’s scrap bin, which became his first source of materials for after-hours projects: making messenger bags, tote bags and accessories for friends and family."   

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Feb 03, 2015

How to: Travel the World With Just a 20lb Backpack

Backpack The WorldIf you've ever considered backpacking around the world, or are simply interested in economic travel-packing, then this post is for you.   

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Oct 31, 2014

Vintage Favorites: The Classic Rucksack

Ogio Ruck 20

I've always been a fan of vintage designs. Just a few decades ago, almost everything was made by hand and it showed. Designs were simple but durable, and had solid features without the flash. One of my favorite pieces of vintage gear is the simple rucksack.  

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Jun 27, 2013

Great Product Design: The Jet Pack by Tessel

Jet Pack by Tessel [http://www.tesselsupply.com/shop/jet-pack]

If you're tired of carrying around a bulky backpack that feels like a sack of potatoes, you should then upgrade to one of these bad boys.

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Jun 09, 2010

How To: Make DIY Removable Bike Panniers from Backpacks

created at: 06/02/2010

Instructable-maker Greg Clarke came up with a great way to make DIY bicycle panniers from backpacks that allows you to maintain the backpack's functionality... meaning you can remove the pannier and then strap it onto your back, and no one's the wiser.

Carry stuff  

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