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Building a Kids Pack
« on: January 17, 2015, 10:15:12 PM »
Howdy All,

Are you finding that you need gear for your little one?? Prices at the shops scarying you??

How about building your own gear, that is sized to fit your kids....interested??

Here is the link to my blog, with my lastest post:

http://mtnmanblog.blogspot.ca/2015/01/building-kids-pack.html

I recently built a new pack, that just happens to be kid-sized. Less than a weekend to complete the project.

Here is the finished product:



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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 12:33:13 PM »
Nice pack and nice skills.

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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 06:08:16 PM »
 good stuff, if I still had little fellers underfoot, I'd buy a couple. Nice job
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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 09:20:52 PM »
All,

Not meaning to burn any bridges, but I do not mass produce any packs. Thus, I have none for sale.

I mainly build gear for my family on a "when needed basis."

Thanks for the kind comments, they are always welcome.

If anyone is designing/building gear for their family...I can be reached via PM to discuss challenges when designing/building gear.

Thanks for the visits to my blog!!

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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 09:56:15 AM »
  I have been drawing plans for a PVC frame and pack, using tubes instead of fabric pouches. I thought of this idea reasoning that PVC is water proof, cheap, does not tear. However, like almost everything else, it is susceptable to UV damage and can become brittle. Also the tubes can hold water or other liquids as the need arises .Was also considering some kind of covering to help with this problem....Thoughts?
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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 12:57:53 PM »
PVC tube frame pack is an interesting idea but wouldn't you have a lot of wasted space between the round tubes? I guess it would depend on what you wanted to carry in it plus the weight factor vs fabric.
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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 01:51:15 PM »
A light coat of spray paint should protect the PVC from UV damage.
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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 10:44:47 PM »
Would probably have to rough up the PVC with sandpaper first to let it stick. Wonder if that rubberized gravel guard would work.
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Re: Building a Kids Pack
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 07:58:36 AM »
PVC tube frame pack is an interesting idea but wouldn't you have a lot of wasted space between the round tubes? I guess it would depend on what you wanted to carry in it plus the weight factor vs fabric.

Was also thinking of using rubber inner tubes to hold everything together. That would enable me to stretch it a bit and secure items in between the tubes without rattling around.

Thanks for the input, it keeps me thinking of solutions....

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