Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.
Few more details
Measured volume cca. 25l
Hexamid/tramplite style dcf tarp. Overall happy with it, too snowy outside to do a real test pitch so a bit difficult to assess how tight it will pitch though. Plan is for it to be my decent weather tarp for weekend outings in my local (central Scandinavian) mountains. Weighs 138 grams without front line, waiting to cut that one until I can do a real test pitch.
Great job Chip
What weight dcf did you use?
@Shewie 18g/sqm (CT1E.08)
Wasn’t going to make any more but after the fabric slipped in to my basket I figured one more won’t hurt:
Lots of little bits to finish, straps to trim, add elastics, finish the strap ends etc but it’s not far off
Resin coated dyneema body, hdpe gridstop for the straps and side pockets, dyneema stretch mesh main and shoulder pockets.
V2 style stashable 40mm belt. Stretch mesh bottom pocket. Last pack I’m making!
"Wasn’t going to make any more but after the fabric slipped in to my basket I figured one more won’t hurt"....
was going to get off the bottle but after I've seen that beer I figured one more wont hurt...addicts
I made myself some 'mushrooms' to fit atop a pair of carbon fibre poles to spread the load. Rather than the 8mm tip of the pole holding up my trekking pole tent (Lanshan 2) there's now a 25mm wide 'mushroom'
These are 3D Printed in PLA so are rigid. They add 3mm to the height of the pole. Weight on my scales is 1g, but the slicing software says they use 3g of plastic - either way, they're light.
8mm = 0.5cm2
25mm = 4.9cm2
A tenfold increase in surface area, I'm happy with that.
The 'Thing' to print.
If anyone wants a set made, get in touch.
I used a slightly less sophisticated approach to make a protector for my Pacerpole tips to use with my Tramplite shelter. The pacerpoles don't work well handle-up due to the shape of the handles. Table tennis ball + shortened MLD pole extender, with cord fastener. It works well, 19g.
UL strap for the nitecore NU25. 31.76g including the headlamp.
It's the batteries that weight ……. .
It's got a rechargeable 500 mah battery built in need the USB for my phone/powerbank anyway so that is the full weight.
More weight trimmed from the Prophet today, feels much better without that 1.59g weighing me down
Also replaced one of the side/top compression buckles with a female adjust version
That's already 1/4 of a pack of seaweed you can bring along without feeling guilty.
Impressice scale that....
Just don't let the police catch you with it . Especially if you have odourproof bags as well.
Not a deal breaker here ....but quick paper model confirmed that...corrugated plastic sheet and 4 kam snaps will work...awaiting plastic
Not so much “what have you made” but “what-have-you-discovered-that-gives-you-a-weird-perverse-satisfaction?”
But I couldn’t find that thread.
So I use a 1000 SOTO hard anodised aluminium pot. It’s 122g and has a non stick surface. Great for cooking. Two down sides: no lid and awful to drink from. Lid would be £24 (?!?) or MYOG.
Enter a little 500ml plastic bowl from work:
Perfect lid, seals spot on, I can see inside the pot when boiling or cooking, heat tolerant medical grade plastic, has measuring markers on the outside, and as a final bonus:
fits inside both the 1000 and 600 pots as a “liner” and turns the pots into a mug. Stops me burning my lips on the aluminium!
And it weighs 30g.
The pleasure I got from this discovery is seriously concerning.
Haha, not just me then
I’l transfer the pattern to the yellow corrugated plastic it’s sat on tomorrow but i’l have to use Velcro as the spikes on kam snaps aren’t long enough
@Tartanferret was looking at PVC file folder as well......hhhmmm how about metal snap instead of kam snaps....
They make longer versions
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