canvas pack

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Typically a kind of backpack, knapsack, or rucksack made from canvas, a durable natural-fiber fabric, and large enough to carry a significant amount gear, supplies, or equipment. Many of these old packs are actually military rucksacks, or designed to emulate them, because of their cubic interior capacity and the simplicity of their design.

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"Canvas day pack from Boy Scouts of America No. 573, circa 1950, photograph taken March 28, 2013" by davidd is licensed under CC BY.

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