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    Default Need a canvas pack recommendation please

    I'm looking for a nice canvas and leather day pack with the following features:
    • waxed canvas and leather
    • top-loading
    • preferably no zippers
    • at least 1 pocket on outside that will fit a standard Nalgene but preferably 2-3 pockets
    • pocket on top flap for my first aid kit and some basic tools
    • a place for an axe handle would be nice but not necessary
    • a reinforced place to lash a blanket on top and/or bottom would be nice
    • removable waist strap would be nice but not necessary

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    You just described the Frost River dead on
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    German/NATO rucksack is close, but not exact. Ebay. $55 plus $15 shipping.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300806264919...84.m1438.l2649
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    German/NATO rucksack is close, but not exact. Ebay. $55 plus $15 shipping.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300806264919...84.m1438.l2649
    I have one of these....they are great packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdpolk View Post
    I'm looking for a nice canvas and leather day pack with the following features:
    • waxed canvas and leather
    • top-loading
    • preferably no zippers
    • at least 1 pocket on outside that will fit a standard Nalgene but preferably 2-3 pockets
    • pocket on top flap for my first aid kit and some basic tools
    • a place for an axe handle would be nice but not necessary
    • a reinforced place to lash a blanket on top and/or bottom would be nice
    • removable waist strap would be nice but not necessary
    http://alderstream.wcha.org/




    if money isnt an issue check this site out. they will customize one specifically to fit your needs.

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    The italian mountain ruck is pretty close, and dirt cheap. It's not waxed canvas, but is internally rubberized. No leather parts though. Also the two outside pockets have velcro as an additional closure, but the flaps close fine without it, so I recommend removing it unless you're going to be going upside down. It's a pretty good piece of kit, keeps snug on the back.

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    L.L.Bean waxed cotton continental rucksack.http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/54122...oductId=909928

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    Frost river royal isle either normal or jr. I have the jr and its top notch. Worth every penny

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    Thanks for the replies. I have a few things to look into now.

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