Pack Basket

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    bendback

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    Looking for recommendations for pack basket makers. Thanks
     
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    tenngun

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    Most all offer some variant of the Adirondack trappers style. Townsends do look like some we see in paintings
    Snap sacks and knap sacks are a lot cheaper and a bit more comfortable in use.
    Wicker shows up in paintings and for the life of me I can’t tell them from pier one imports.
    Crazy crow, Jedidiah Star, Log cabin sportshop et al sell good products, most you have to fit straps to on your own.
     
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    I got one from Cooperstown Trading post for a real good price. Think they were closing their doors so maybe you can find a deal.
     
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    Yeah wicker work or rush work is a technique, and although the "wicker" baskets from Pier One may not be of a variety of plant(s) from the US..., darned if I can tell them from a LOT of the artwork showing pack baskets in Europe in the 17th and 18th century.

    I'd suggest that a person would do better by finding a large, used, wicker basket at a yard sale (look for them not having a board used as a bottom), and attaching straps to that, than using a pack basket made in the white oak strip style...if you're looking for something pre-1800.

    LD
     
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    I've had a woven wood trappers/pack basket for many years. I like that it stands up on it's own unlike cloth packs. It holds a lot of 'stuff' and will carry everything you need for a walk-in ronny event. Except yer rifle.
     
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    50 some years ago I had the woven wood pack basket as that what I was told to get by the old guys for trapping, hunting etc.. It became comfortable and useful when I fastened it to an aluminum pack frame that had back support pads.

    By its self with the straps it came with you got blisters in a day or so on all contact points.

    They look great but suck to carry with.
     
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