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This is no wimpy school backpack. This pack can hold everything you need for a week-long backpacking trip for about $25. Made mainly of duct tape an...
Cut your 10ft length of pipe into sections. Dimensions 2 x 19cm - lower sides of frame 2 x 24cm - upper sides of frame 6 x 36cm - middle sides of fra...
Assemble frame, gluing the pieces together with your PVC cement. Push the frame and connections down tight to make sure the fittings are secure. If...
Now we're going to start making the bag of the backpack. I prefer to use a rotary cutting board like the one in the picture below. With these you ca...
Tape the front and sides together securely. Next, tape the bottom to the front. Finally, tape the bottom to the sides. Here's what the bag will loo...
The bottom of the bag should rest on the lower cross piece, not the bottom of the frame. This will leave room for a sleeping bag to be tied on the fr...
There will be some excess at the bottom of the bag, cut it off in the shape of the cross bar. Tape that cut section down to the crossbar it rests on....
Now run strips of tape between the two cross bars (should be covering the opening of the bag). Cover the sticky backside with tape. Don't tape over...
This step is quite important, but very easy. Simply run some strips across the area your back will be against. This keeps the back from hugging your...
Pads Shoulder Straps Cut out two strips(42cm x 8cm) of foam. Make 4 strips of duct tape the same size. Layer each piece of foam between two strips o...
Now it's time to make and attach the waist strap. It is very important that this strap be functional and strong, because most of the weight of the pa...
Make a duct tape rectangle 35cm x 39cm. This is going to be the flap over the top of the bag. Cut out two corners (about 1 inch square) so the flap ...
After completing the backpack, I realized that the bag was a little too flimsy, so I added a support in the bottom. A wire hanger does the trick qu...
An important feature of this backpack is the ability to customize it. Add pockets of any shape and size, and remove them if you need to. Remember t...
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Posted:Nov 26, 2010
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