Kelty 50th Anniversary Pack bag and a Kifaru Bikini frame.
Got a good start on the KeltyFaru yesterday.
First I made a "pouch" by sewing together two lengths of a ballistic nylon belt I had laying around.
Then I ripped out some seams on the bag so I could get underneath the Map Pouch on the bag. This is where I wanted to sew on the frame pouch. I wanted to keep the Map Pouch. It's handy, right behind my head with the pack on. I removed some old straps that were part of the previous shoulder strap system.
I sewed the pouch in, trimmed off some of the old Map Pouch which was also the old "pouch" that slipped over the old frame. Sewed the seams back up and ended up with this. So far so good.
I began work on some of the straps/buckles that go from the belt to the bag and called it a day. That's the next step. But first I had to stuff the bag and stand it up for a photo-op.