@alice lois made a #DIY drawstring backpack. This would be the perfect thing to make for a child before they head off to camp this summer. /ES
This is a blog from a guy who makes his own clothes. Not hokey homemade looking stuff.
Handmade Backpack: Make a great back-to-school gift: Sew a handmade tote bag using fun fabrics and a bit of rope. Stitch a bunch of these small backpacks to complement a special outfit or to celebrate school colors. ~ Get step-by-step instructions
Homemade, cheap, tasty backpacking meals - just add hot water! And no mess!
DJ'S HOMEMADE BACKPACK
An entire website about how to make your own backpacking food including backpacking recipes and food dehydrating instructions.
It is easy to make homemade backpacking meals that are healthier and tastier than backpacking meals from Mountain House.
HOMEMADE BACKPACKING MEALS
T.R.E.A.D. OUTDOORS: SUCK IT UP - HOMEMADE BACKPACKING MEALS Good suggestions on making your own MRE's and packed hiking foods.