I actually do not have a website yet! Since I do them by hand, it takes about a week to make each one at most, but I can work on getting some samples finished up pretty quick. I actually tore one apart to make it into a different pack, but I will post a picture of it here as I finish up my latest project.
I do have to add that the packs I have made so far are 1000D cordura, so they are a bit on the heavy duty side, but the designs can translate to 500D cordura and other materials.
To make it easier, could you guys tell me what it is you are looking for in your packs? I have some excess fabric that I didn't use and I'd love to come up with a mock up to show off.
Like, do you want top loader, panel loader, what size zipper(#10 is what I prefer), I am thinking I could potentially make the interior lined with silnylon(decently water resistant), What do you guys like on shoulder straps, sternum straps, waist belts?
If my packs are good by most standards, I'd love to see more people using them!
I have a big project I'm working on (secret for now, haven't decided if I should write about it yet or not), and I've been seriously procrastinating.
It's not that I don't want to do it. It's something I arrived at myself, is very inline with my Life Nomadic goals, and will be very exciting to complete. It's my perfect project.
I'd been working on it for a week, though, and had been getting very little work done. To use a rough estimate, I had done maybe 5% of the work in a week. Twenty weeks until completion is way too long.
The original title of this post was, "The Reason We Didn't Meetup When I Visited Your City" and it was geared towards explaining what it's like to be busy with lots of correspondence. The post grew past this. This one will be useful for people who expect that they might have huge correspondence increases in the future - rarely do people talk bluntly about what it's like. It'll also be useful for the expansive sort of person who reaches out to people they don't know, so you can understand the mindset of who you're reaching out to. It rambles a little bit in the middle, but I think the mindsets and details could be useful for you.
The Reason We Didn't Meetup When I Visited Your City...
...is because I'm disorganized and you didn't drop a line again.
So, I get a lot of correspondence. Which is great. I really dig that. A couple days ago, I had a great Skype chat about international investing and business expansion with a really smart and cool guy out in SF, and then I met three people locally in Tokyo who are all exceptionally cool guys. I learned a lot, and I think so did the guys I got to hang with, and it was good. I like seeing other people thrive and make money, and got to have some good talks on business and entrepreneurship with everyone I met - I think everyone can hustle a bit more cash here or there.
I really enjoy that. I like meeting smart and enterprising people. I say that everyone - on my site, in posts, on my "About" and "New? Start here" pages,