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Discussion in 'Trekking' started by bendback, Jan 14, 2020.
Looking for recommendations for pack basket makers. Thanks
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.
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.
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.
I’ve had this guy make me a few different baskets. Good guy to deal with. This is his Etsy page but you can also find him on FB and message him there.
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.
Here is some discussion.
For a handmade basket try here.
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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