Adversity builds character.
Since I have no "store bought" straps, I made some. I found some 1 1/2 nylon webbing. fabbed up pads out of ccf and polyester cloth.
Pestered my upholstry friend enough to get the heavy sewing done this afternoon.
picture of it http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery....php?i=269&c=4
In the pic it has two sleeping bags in it. no ccf pad, which will give the entire assembly some rigidity.
I tried to take a side picture in a mirror, but it came out poorly. It shows that the pack falls away from my back, which leads to the next question:
About the top straps. Where should they attach?
I'm leaning toward connecting at the very top on the flap. As I understand it, these straps are intended to pull the pack against your back. The weight is then supported by the hip belt. If that's the case, higher is better. Do I have this right??
Awaiting further instructions, I remain