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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Just how silly are you willing to look on the trail?
    Isn't that relative to how silly he already looks?
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Isn't that relative to how silly he already looks?
    You're absolutely right....everything's relative! As in, relative to that goofy waterproof sombrero thingy you wear? I didn't know they were SI Air Force equipment these days...
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    You're absolutely right....everything's relative! As in, relative to that goofy waterproof sombrero thingy you wear? I didn't know they were SI Air Force equipment these days...
    They're only for the elite Space Cadet squadron. In order to get one you have to be able to recite the Complete Works of Leonard Nimoy - in Vulcan.

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    blackbishop- I assume you've been to a doctor about this?

    I've got a semi sensitive back, and what works is just loosening up the straps so the weight goes on my hips.

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    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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    If you are going to make it a UL pack...the second hand store old school packs are a great source for staps to canabalize for normally $2-5.

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    Ounces to Grams.

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    Or you might try these:http://www.owfinc.com/Hardware/phard...US%20HARDWARE*
    Scroll down until you see "shoulder pads"

    My kingdom for my butt in the woods

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    Hey! My mommy said that hat was cool!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Hey! My mommy said that hat was cool!
    Did she also say "Live long and prosper" a lot?

    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker
    blackbishop- I assume you've been to a doctor about this?

    I've got a semi sensitive back, and what works is just loosening up the straps so the weight goes on my hips.

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    Yes and no on the doctor. I know exactly what CAUSED this, and I'm pretty sure there's nothing reasonably affordable that can be done about it. Maybe nothing reasonable period. So no, I don't have an official diagnosis.

    I've tried all sorts of strap-loosening techniques. Part of the problem is that my torso is very long, which means that other than my ancient external frame, I haven't been able to find a pack that's long enough to get ALL the weight off my shoulders.

    I'm modifying a pack to make this thing, and I thought...If I'm gonna move the straps anyway, I may as well get something more comfortable than the dinky little "ultralight" straps it has now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_Pan
    If you are going to make it a UL pack...the second hand store old school packs are a great source for staps to canabalize for normally $2-5.

    Pan
    I'd thought about that, too. In fact, JimTanker and I designed and built a pack like that for him to use. I considered one for myself, but I think the cloth-body gearskin type design has some advantages.
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    Check out the luxurylite pack. Pricey, but the design does what you are looking for. The shoulder straps attach to the pack over your head like you are talking about. I think the maker refers to them as load stablizers or something and not shoulder straps. Maybe something you can use on your design. I tried it, but it sat on my lower back wrong.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    LOL I'd love to have one of those. But money is, as always, another consideration at the moment. I would've bought a gearskin by now if it wasn't And a KAQ and a JRB set and a MacCat and....the list goes on....
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

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