Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.
I like it
It was somewhat refreshing to buy Lawson PEGS now they are sold in the UK
Working on new pouch
Maybe the next homemade pegs could be hyperlight and extremely fragile and call them Pegger's Belief.
MOLLE pouch..ITW oval glides
Love'em. I love all black look. Most of my gear is all black or grey. I also love Molle gear. I have a sunglasses (Rx) hard case with Molle attachment, that I keep on the outside of my pack on the compression straps. I also recently got a small, cheap First Aid labeled Molle pouch to put outside my pack. When can I put in some custom orders?
Done the Molle couple
Add some juice to the loooooong winter nights..
A wee pouch from leftovers
Wow! I didn't know Husqvarna made sewing machines! Not entirely sure how this sits with the motocrossers and chainsaws, except that I suppose they are all arguable tools of survival in the Scandinavian wilds. As an aside, I wish I know how to use a sewing machine. I suppose I could learn...
Quick google reveals - Husqvarna started out in 1689 making Rifles. Started making sewing machines in 1872.
Many of the early sewing machine makers names are still seen on current machines - tho' who owns which brand name today is a tangled web. Just the names havn't changed.
If Stihl made sewing machines they'd be better
The whole Husqvarna group is owned by Electrolux, it seems, and they make a huge range of products, some of which would sit rather uneasily with Electrolux branding. And of course they haven't made motorbikes since 1987, that brand is now part of KTM but still has the same badge.
Just for s and giggles.
Leftovers are useful ya know...padded Mac sleeve..
Nice. Be sure not to drop it on a forest floor.
Prototype of a light weight snow anchor for the new tent, 9.4g.
Lightweight PU coated nylon, 46g/m2, ~38cm * 16cm with 1cm grosgrain; just need to add a meter of cord, ~3g, to tie off to the guy & try them in the field.
I was a bit dubious about the strength but I load tested it OK to 50kg.
The only sight hiccup was the failure of an Alpkit clipper (OK at 25kg); I thought it would go.
A few new 'MY size' stuff sacks, 36cm * 20cm, ~9.5g each; I'm liking this Lightweight PU coated nylon, 46g/m2, waterproof, feels pretty tough, easy to sew & it comes in ORANGE.
Good tip...and what a MYOG'er i am
Decided to use yellow as red will just blend in with soil with colour blindness... hoping an annual purchase of Ti crooks no longer needed...
I'd loose those in the dry grass .
If you are colour blind would blue be better ? - or the yellow/green striped stuff that denotes "earth" in wiring ?
If I'm correct, you have a fixed length of webbing between each corner and the loop where you put the carabiner. In my experience it is not ideal in to distribute the tension evenly between the webbing.
In mine, I initially attached plastic T-bars (or equivalent) with a knot, but it was better to let it slide on the cord
Use of the T-bar to connect to the tent:
I've some heavier ones I made a couple of years ago with 4 fixed length webbing 'legs' & can't say I've had any issues.
I normally have a metre of cord permanently attached to the webbing; after set the anchor it's simple to attach the cord to the tent fixing(s) & adjust to length.
yeah mebbe come to think of it ... but (un)fortunately dont meet much dry grass
Oct to May in Scotland is mostly "yellow dry grass" territory (or bog ). Often tall tussocky terrain.
Modding the my new Toaks pot. Silicone tubing & loop. The loop can also be looped around the handles to keep the lid bound to the pot. Thanks for whoever gave the idea about using silicone tubing, sorry don't remember who you are.
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