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Geologist Pack


Roaming the North Country in search of Iron Ore can lead an intrepid young geologist into all sorts of adventure. James Byron Hustad was known as J.B.H. and explored Minnesota’s Iron Range in search of underground deposits for U.S. Steel in the middle of the last century. Equipped with his trusty “rucksack” he would often travel by canoe or float plane into secluded roadless areas.

Our Geologist Daypack is modeled after the pack that J.B.H. carried on many of his explorations in the U.S. and Canada, Brazil and Africa. He often basecamped for weeks during the summer, and was sometimes dropped off to explore uncharted claims. He lived a life of exploration, self reliance, and survival that any adventurer could envy.


Size / Volume: 16″h x 20″w x 4″d. (Depth is of the base seams. Expands to approx. 9″.)1920 c.i. (Approx.)
Weight: 3lbs.
Pockets: Interior hanging zipper, 2 external gusseted pockets with flap.
Closure: Para cord cinch, flap over main compartment.
Shoulder Straps: 1.5″ harness leather.
Grab Handle: 1″ cotton web.
Materials: 18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware.
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