In weaponry, as in life, sometimes the best things are free. Take the lowly IKEA pencil. No, literally take one or more of the ubiquitous free writing utensils. Then watch this video on how to weaponize them. Read the rest
Not sure I'd trust this in the Himalayas, or even the Pennines... but it's absolutely adorable!
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The completed bag weighs 17oz. Far lighter than my expectations.
I made sure to include a sleeve that I could slide a Zlite sleeping pad into. This acts as a frame and stiffener, and also as a cushion from the items that you are carrying.
The total cost of the pack was about $30, and a lot of time, but that is part of the fun.