Haversack, Past and Present

Origin of haversack In historic Germany the word ‘hafersack’, meant oat sack. This was a small sack to carry horse fodder. It was a long, narrow bag that had a strap at the top and bottom, which was worn across the body from shoulder to hip. When it was adopted in England the f was changed to a v because of language usage. haversack http://www.yourdictionary.com/haversack hav·er·sack A canvas bag for carrying rations, etc., generally worn over one shoulder, as by soldiers or hikers. It was generally square, measuring 12 inches per side with a button down flap. When empty it … Continue reading Haversack, Past and Present