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    Moderator stid2677's Avatar
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    Fairbanks Area

    Default Very Interesting Pack Blog

    This is a really cool piece on the evolution of the external pack.
    "I refuse to let the things I can't do stop me from doing the things I can"
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    Oct 2013
    Adirondack Mountains



    I have the total evolution thing going on here with my retired packs.

    I have a Jansport external in a lovely 80's teal.

    I have a 1990's Kelty with internal frame and no suspension.

    Currently I am using an Osprey Argon 85. Full suspension and custom molded hip belt.

    The changes in gear in the last 20 years or so is pretty amazing actually. I think back to my wooden snowshoes and external pack with army surplus wool pants and an Air Force winter coat. I then wonder how the eff I ever got anywhere with that gear. I must have been in much better shape as a teen.


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