DIY HIKING BACKPACK: CUSTOMIZING A PACK THAT WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS

1. DUCT TAPE BACKPACK

Really, duct tape? I know most of you exclaimed at the first mention of the word. Yes, you can make your own backpack out of duct tape plus PVC pipes here and there. However, patience is really called for here as this method does take time.

Requirements:

  • ¾” PVC pipe, 10 feet long
  • ¾” Elbow connections
  • Tee connections, ¾”
  • Duct tape, Industrial grade. (rolls 45 yards long)
  • PVC pipe cement, 1 can
  • 2” buckle, 1
  • Measuring ruler/tape
  • Paint
  • Bag opening buckles
  • Foam padding
  • Basic skills
  • Bending device

Duct tape backpack

Steps:

  1. Working the PVC pipes: Divide the 10 feet long pipe into various divisions.
    • Lower frame: 2cm x 19cm
    • Upper frame: 2cm x 24cm
    • Middle and cross frame: 6cm x 36cm
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