A modern ultralight version of a classical European scouts backpack (schweizer Affe).
The shoulder straps in preparation.
The cover for the tunnel which houses the aluminium frame.
The finished backpack, empty.
The triangle which attaches the shoulder straps to the backpack.
Back pad, shoulder straps and hipbelt.
Me, carrying the backpack.
Back view of us.
I published a tutorial in the scouts magazine “Der Eisbrecher”.
The scouts magazines (here: Ostrakon) love it.
My tutorial inspired somebody to build his own fahrtenbaer, and travel the world with it!
Redone hippie jeans similar to those my parents are wearing in an old photo when they were young. For historical correctness, I also wear the red sweater which my mum has knit for my dad back then.
Front pocket detail.
Back pocket detail.
The TV-B-Gone is a tiny universal remote control that switches off most TVs.
I built a European version of the TV-B-Gone and concealed it in a wooly hat for discreet usage.