In response to the request of the Weekend woodsman, I am posting three of my favorite woodcraft items. I say "favorite", but I have many tools, weapons, bags, and other things that I enjoy. It's hard to choose. I chose these three because I have searched for something like them for a long time. I have been trying out different camping gear for a while. And I will probably find something in the future that suits me better. I have posted some about these items before so I hope I am not boring you.
I searched a long time for a sleeping bag or bed of some kind that worked for me. Every thing I tried was not quite right. Then a friend of mine had a wool blanket very similar to this, so I decided to give it a try. So I a bought this one for around twenty or thirty dollars. It is thin but very, very warm and it is light. It weighs about three and a half pounds. I usually carry some other blanket or sheet with it, but it is just right by itself if its warm enough; like it often is where I live.
I like this knife because it has most of the qualities that I want in a knife, plus it was made by a friend. I like its size, shape, and color. The blade has that feel like you can carve anything short of granite. I made the sheath out of cow hide and artificial sinew, and it holds the knife in just by being a bit snug around the handle. The handle is made of walnut.
It has a nice feel to it.
This backpack is one of my favorites. I have several backpacks including a nice Kelty backpack on a pack frame, and the Swedish rucksack. This pack however has some qualities which are especially useful to me. I like its smaller size, especially since I do lots of short walks around our property and need something to carry books or my camera. I also have a haversack that I use for this purpose more than anything, but if I need something a little bigger this is what I use. I also like that it is somewhat rigid and holds its shape, this makes packing and carrying so much more pleasant. It also has many straps that I can use for strapping blankets to or other things that are to big to fit inside.
I am not sure of the dimensions.
Thanks for looking. I have many more projects that I have done that I will post as soon as I get the time.