How to Make a Backpack: The Alaskan Packboard And All-Purpose Packsack

Diagrams and instructions on how to make a backpack from canvas and wood.

Construct the packsack companion to the packboard.
Illustration by Russ Mohney
Alaskan Packboard
Make a backpack with this Alaskan packboard construction diagram.
Illustration by Russ Mohney

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