Multi purpose backpack

Having made a bucksaw in my previous post I had the idea to use the frame for making a backpack.

For this I inverted the saw blade and put on the blade cover

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I have a Reindeer skin that I sleep on and by cutting some small slots down the edges of the skin I can thread Hazel wands through

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to form a bag

Lacking rawhide I used parachute cord for lashing.  Firstly lashing the skin to the frame

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and across the front of the skin

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The top of the skin acts as the pack lid

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and with a couple of carrying straps attached the pack is complete

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Now to be honest this needs a bit more work to really be usable but I have posted about it to hopefully inspire others to develop the idea.  After all, in addition to a backpack you have;

by withdrawing the Hazel wands, a skin to sit and sleep on

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and by removing the blade guard and flipping the blade over, a bucksaw

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