On my last trip to Canada I had the great fortune of being given a very historic pack in great condition.
This pack is manufactured in Vancouver which makes it all the more specail as I consider Van city my home town.
There is a wonderful artical written here (http://www.alpinequest.com/trappernelson.htm) which covers the history of the pack.
I do not know the history of this particular pack though. It is in very good condition and I look forward to adding it to the bushcraft kit. A pack like this needs to be used!
This pack is well made and its ver neat to see how different things were put together (at least from my vantage point it is ).
The frame is wooden with canvas stretched around it and lased down the center.
There is a protective metal cap on each end of the wooden frame to prevent splitting.
The canvas sac can be removed by sliding out the metal wire that hold it at 3 places on either side.
Its a very strong cavas that I would guess to be around 8oz.
The leather is very old and some of it has perished but I will take some time and restore this beauty.
Here are some pictures of it.