Month: June 2018

Pattern reviews

GVP Pack

GVP Ultralight Pack Hiking and backpacking season is here so I’ve decided to do a series of pattern reviews on do-it-yourself backpacking gear. This is post 3 of 4. A co-worker and I went backpacking in the summer of 2006. Despite having trained for the trip for several months ahead of time, carrying the weight …

Pattern reviews

Alpine Rucksack

Hiking and backpacking season is here so I’ve decided to do a series of pattern reviews on do-it-yourself backpacking gear. I decided to investigate light and ultralight backpacking gear in 2006. I read several books on the topic. The general consensus was that the backpack, tent, and sleep system were the items with the largest …