Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Roycroft Packframe

This is Roycroft packframe that I made for a recent class. The frame itself is made from Gray dogwood and is lashed together with jute twine. The shoulder straps are bandanas. (I usually carry at least four bandanas with me because they have so many uses.) I have often used packframes for backpacking, and for hauling trail building materials over the years and I have always been impressed by what a person can carry with a good frame.

Attached to the frame in the pictures is my poncho, a wool blanket, and three pairs of wool socks. The space above the poncho is where I lash my shoulder bag that I use as a day pack.


2 comments:

Mungo Says Bah! said...

That's brilliant, I've always wanted to make one, but didn't have a close up picture to model one on.

I think I will make one on my next camping trip, to keep me and my Mora knife occupied for an hour or two.

Thanks again,

Mungo

Mark said...

That's cool. I had been thinking of trying that out, but never got around to it. You've inspired me...lol.