Amazing! I used to make my own boomcases and it's so much cheaper to DIY and fairly easy too. Used to find suitcases in second hand stores for $2-5 all the time 🙂
Bound for Bangkok. Instead of a coffin I had a vinyl brown suitcase with buckle closers and a broken zipper. Instead of clothes I had 80 pounds of books, my walkman, and a box with Petra tapes.
The familiar suitcase, no matter how battered can never be replaced by a new one. It does hold the memories: sandalwood on the boats on Lake Dal, the sound of gunfire in the distance, checkpoints, bribery and luggage inspections at Srinagar airport, no walnuts allowed on board. The surprise of seeing the suitcase arrive intact at Delhi Airport.