In a recent conversation, via email, I spoke with 16-year-old Michael from Redford, New York about his new Bushcrafter pack. Michael received his new pack for Christmas, and quickly took it out into the woods of Ellis Mountain in New York. Michael tells me they were scouting a spot to use as base camp during a soon to be taken winter camping trip.
The first thing his crew set out to accomplish was to clear some debris at the end of the trail. Michael shared with me:
“The axe and saw sleeves built into the pack were excellent, it made getting to the tools easy without having to unpack anything, untie anything or take off gloves.”
Michael’s group then headed up the mountain to scout their campsite for the future winter trip.
“The narrow design of the pack made it very easy to walk through the woods.”
Mike Lummio of Bushcraft Northwest designed the Bushcrafter for Duluth Pack. His mission was to create a pack loaded with technical features, which will carry everything you need, and nothing you don’t. With the highest functionality in mind Mike specifically used nylon compression straps on the side of the Bushcrafter.
The Bushcrafter Michael received for Christmas has leather compression straps on the side of the pack, which was a custom order placed by his father.
“I think the leather side straps allows you to adjust the pack size while keeping the classic look of your packs.”
Thanks so much to Michael for taking the time to share his Bushcrafter experience with me. Sounds like he had a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.