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Post Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:19 am    History of the Backpack 1920
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http://tragerusa.com/look_body.html

The history of the modern backpack began in the NW in 1920.


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Post Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:59 pm   
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Thanks for the link.  Very interesting article.

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Back at his home in Bremerton, Washington, Nelson set aside a part of his basement for a workshop. His idea of a frame and a carrying sack was fairly well defined.



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Post Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:36 pm    RETRO
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The D3 was a milestone in backpack tech.. More than 30 years old and still going strong.
Edit: A D3 recently (tonight) sold for $81.00 + $20.00 shipping on Ebay. Not bad for an old external frame backpack!
http://cgi.ebay.com/EXTERNAL-FRAME-JAN-SPORT-BACKPACK-JANSPORT-LARGE_W0QQitemZ170047198599QQihZ007QQcategoryZ36110QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:58 pm    Veterans Day
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The history of modern military packs seems to have come from Switzerland. This is a photo of a WW2 Swiss Pack.
Today is Veterans Day. ThankYou to those who laid down their lives or got hurt so that I can post here!
I still use SIGG products from the Swiss.

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