The rucksack is a very handy piece of equipment, the name rucksack is the German word for backpack. Rucksacks can be used for many different purposes, they are great bags to use when hiking, backpacking, or other outdoors tasks. The rucksack can also be used in a more daily form as a back pack or laptop case, with many compartments it can hold a number of items, smaller pockets on the outside hold items that might be easily lost, it also has larger pockets found in the center of the bag to hold heavier items that are bigger.
When rucksacks were originally made they had several different styles. Many rucksacks were used in the US Army and made out of canvas. While other rucksacks were made of leather. Each style had many pockets to hold the different items that the wearer would need. Most rucksacks had a large middle pocket and several smaller pockets surrounding that on the outside. Two shoulders straps help stabilize the rucksack while a hip belt secures it to the back and keeps it from moving.
More modern rucksacks are made of polyester with plastic clasps. This modern rucksack can be equipped with MP3 pocket or Cell Phone pockets in addition to the classic pockets. Some modern sacks have only one shoulder strap that crosses the chest at an angle to secure the bag to the wearer.
Rucksacks used in Outdoor Use
The rucksack was originally made to help carry large heavy loads across long distances. It is used for the same purpose today. When hiking or backpacking across an area it is very important to have everything that a camper might need. Rucksacks have special pockets to help distribute the weight of the pack over the back, this gives the wearer more agility and a better sense of balance. Some sacks have metal zippers while others have buckled satchel straps. A padded hip belt adds comfortable support, and helps stabilize the weight at the center of the back.
Daily uses for Rucksacks
Rucksacks can be safely used as backpacks for books or laptops. Since rucksacks come in several sizes they can hold many things need for school for work. They are ideal for carrying heavy loads such as books and help distribute the weight and reduce the chance of hurting the back.
Rucksacks have been used for many years. From traveling across Europe during the war, to hiking mountains, and now being taken to work and school. The possibilities are endless with this versatile bag.