2006 was a happy day. The now-ancient original Rivendell sign rests alongside a brand-new Jensen pack. The occasion was my visit to Eric Hardee's shop. Eric was quite excited about this new color for the pack, and I agreed with him, it's as beautiful as my Dr. Expando was, oh, so many years ago when I unwrapped it from its shipping box and put it on for the first time.
Since 2006, things have moved into a high gear, Click here for more information.
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GEAR ALERT: Rivendell/Jensen packs are available on a custom basis (see page bottom).
Eric Hardee and Don Wittenberger have been "Keepers of the Flame." Eric has had legal use (via Don Wittenberger) of the authentic Rivendell pack blueprints and has been sewing/selling custom Jensen/Rivendell packs via word of mouth advertising for many years.... Eric can sew up a gorgeous original Jensen or Giant Jensen for you--- Contact him! He is a true lover of this pack. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell him that you heard about him from Bruce at OregonPhotos.com. .. Eric has a fine Rivendell pack website, see Eric's own Rivendell website.