Wilderness Experience rucksack

9:06 a.m. on January 27, 2008 (EST)
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I am the dreaded FNG here and need some help. I have a 1980 Wilderness Experience rucksack that is getting very tired. The top zipper has zipped it's last zip and the shoulder straps have lost their foam padding. The straps are about 17" long with the buckle and 2.25" wide. This pack has survived 5 years in the Navy, a year in England, lots of hunting and fishing and a trip to Mexico with my son. I would love to get it back in the game again, any helpful hits would be great.

1:13 p.m. on January 27, 2008 (EST)
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There are several small companies that do gear repairs. One I can recommend is Specialty Outdoors.
Penny, the owner, is someone I know through another website I belong to; her work gets good reviews from other members.
Rainy Pass is another-I don't have any personal experience with them, but I have heard good things about them.

10:19 a.m. on January 28, 2008 (EST)
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In what part of the country do you live? Minneapolis has a great repair shop called Thrifty Outfitters.


Depending upon where you live you may find places closer to home to do the repairs. Nothing you describe is impossible to do, just some busy work.

11:47 a.m. on January 28, 2008 (EST)
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Kudos to you for repairing the old, and resisting the urge to buy new!

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