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
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.
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