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Nighthiker
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Pack repair

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Helping a friend repair packs for their scout troop. Not very found of clevis pins, lot of them damaged and some broken. Hard on the fingers while replacing.
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Nighthiker
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Re: Pack repair

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Have not been able to locate a source for shoulder straps, back pads and hip belts for external frame packs. Most of the packs are military ALICE packs, no problem finding parts for them the other external frame packs, mostly Kelty unable to source parts.
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Re: Pack repair

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@Nighthiker
Nighthiker wrote:Have not been able to locate a source for shoulder straps, back pads and hip belts for external frame packs..mostly Kelty unable to source parts.
Have you contacted Kelty Customer Service to ask?
"We would love to answer any questions you have, but only if they involve Kelty gear. Legitimate questions can be emailed to warranty@kelty.com
If you need immediate assistance, please give us a call at 800-535-3589 and one of our reps can get you taken care of"
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Re: Pack repair

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Contacted Kelty, no parts (shoulder straps and waist belt) available at this time.
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Re: Pack repair

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@Nighthiker
Find yourself a good seamstress and shop here
https://diygearsupply.com/diy-guides/backpack/
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Re: Pack repair

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Thanks for that link.
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Re: Pack repair

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@Nighthiker
another good source for outdoor fabric is
https://ripstopbytheroll.com/
I've made several things with sil-nylon from them.
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Re: Pack repair

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@Nighthiker
I have used a shoe repair shop before. They do repairs on luggage, handbags, etc. Additionally, they have more powerful sewing machines, heavier gauge needles, and heavier threads.
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