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    Backpack for 12x20

    I know, I know, a back pack for 12x20?!?!?!

    but yes, I actually do want to research finding a backpack for 12x20. Ive done some extensive searching over the last few days on lf.info and here on APUG and have found a few vague references to those that have fashioned their own unique solutions to backpacking a 12x20.

    But I thought itd be a good thread to hopefully get any ideas that recent users of 12x20 have invented or discovered.

    I have an XL rolling suit case that is a damn near PERFECT fit for my 12x20 Folmer & Schwing and use it to store and haul the 12x20 and a few holders in. It works wonderfully but for those times when the 2" wheels wont suffice, well its a huge pain to haul from a single handle strap.

    Perhaps my best options is to get a rolling utility cart with larger diameter wheels that would travel over rougher terrain better (any links or suggestions on a good simple rolling cart would be helpful as well).

    But if I were to "require" a back pack, does anyone have any suggestions.
    I plan to stop by a local outdoor gear store (REI type store) and test out a few Osprey wheeled backpacks I researched the other night to see if theyll work. Any other suggestions? links? Inventive ideas/solutions?

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    How big is your back??
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    Send Bruce at Photobackpacker an email, he might be able to help. I don't know if he's got anything to handle a 12x20, but it's worth a shot, anyway.
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    Well, I tried Bruce as well for my 7 x 17 ....but he said he couldn't help...at least he was open and upfront about it...I use a lowepro supertrekker for my 7 x 17....but gee, 12 x 20 is really big....you know it might fit....

    Guys I shoot with acutally use a wagon with big pneumatic wheels for 'rough' terrain...to carry all their crap. I use a wagon too and put my backpack, tripod, etc.. into the wagon. $59 bucks at home depot (vigaro). Works well on trails that are fairly 'groomed' - even ones that are rough as the big wheels will work on sand/go over rocks (smaller) and not get stuck...

    So, I can get to a point with the wagon and then 'backpack' a bit if necessary....

    I also know folks to use a baby three wheel stroller...

    best of luck.

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    Sorry, here is a picture of the wagon......again, I got mine for $59 at Home Depot...it's lighter because the bed is plastic..holds several hundred pounds, and collapses nicely. and has a neat way of 'dumping' which can work well for unloading your gear...and with big wheels goes over a lot of terrain...

    http://www.beststuff.com/images/articles/031806a4.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPablo View Post
    How big is your back??
    big enough to carry this camera... if I can find a backpack to fit it.

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    Perhaps look for a huge used Mountainsmith pack, might fit. I see them often at the used gear shops here, but Boulder probably has a lot more used gear floating around...

    MEC in canada has some nice cost efective packs and rolling duffle bags (with shoulder straps so you can use them like a backpack if needed)

    www.mec.ca , that's .ca for canada

    but 12x20 is quite big

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootermm View Post
    I know, I know, a back pack for 12x20?!?!?!

    But if I were to "require" a back pack, does anyone have any suggestions?
    Quit smoking ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    Quit smoking ...
    hahahahahaha

    David, you crack me up!
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    Quit smoking ...

    hey ... wait a sec ....wouldnt the "quit smoking" be more fitting if I was asking for advice on a motorized cart with 4WD capabilities so that I could haul my wheezing lazing ass around?



    I am young and fit and revvin to go

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