My husband and two of my children will be leaving in a couple of weeks for a long backpacking trip. They will be hiking the John Muir trail which is about 230 miles. I made these bags (stuff sacks in backpack language) for them to use. Aren't they cute? I found the ripstop fabric, cord and fasteners all at my local fabric store. They were simple to make and my husband thinks I can do anything, just because I can make these simple bags. :) The next project is going to be more difficult - raincoats! We'll see how that goes. Maybe I can quilt while they're gone.