The "what have you made today" thread

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I like the zig zag stitching but not sure about the brim ?? I sleep in my down beanie .......
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  2. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    A simple project but a tricky one when you have shaky hands/arms.

    A friend sent up his Trailblazer 44 and asked for some additional padding on the hip belt.

    Made in two sections and then joined. Fully detachable with sleeves for each wing, gaps for the webbing to pass through. I tried it myself today with 5-6kg and was impressed with the additional comfort.



    400D Velocity Nylon, 3.5mm Spacer Mesh and 8mm EVA.
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    That ^^^ looks really nice :thumbsup:
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  4. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    @cathyjc brim is soft 2mm EVA foam:)
  5. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    The brim isn't for me.
    And I've got a very nice one without from you already :thumbsup::angelic:.
  6. Flamister

    Flamister Trekker

    About to put zip & old Buffalo hood onto nylon boilersuit from ebay, to make windproof for work & sailing.
    Pretty boring, BUT... the material is BLUE PERTEX. Water beads up on it as if it has DWR coating. So could be useful for anyone who wants a similar overall or as source for windshirt/trousers. We have to be resourceful in Global Britain cos we cant buy material from abroad any more.
    So, google " d6dan nylon boilersuit ebay uk ". Its cunningly priced £9.99, & post £2.49 . extra. I got 2 more after seeing what came. Claims to have 10 in stock. Look carefully in the pictures & youll see a "Pertex" label sideways on the pocket- its what alerted me.
    Sorry no link.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2021
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  7. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Nice find. Here's a link:

    Besides making you more resourceful, Global Britain also frees you from the tyranny of fashion sense. ;)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2021
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  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    That's the old Sheffield Pertex label from the late 90s into early 2000s.

    So old stock. Get em while you can.
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  9. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Here's your Blue Pertex Badge :D

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  10. Flamister

    Flamister Trekker

    Thatll look dead smart at the Regatta, pinned on the pocket
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  11. Flamister

    Flamister Trekker

    Yes, it seems thicker than the Pertex used on my old Buffalo "Mountain Coat ", or the hood Ive now actually pinned on.Maybe Pertex 6 ?
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  12. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    @Mole shame but only XL and up. Would drown in all that fabric @Flamister
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  13. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Not SUL or UL but veggie tunnel tent:) 20210315_073324.jpg 20210313_160327.jpg
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  14. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Ultralighter

    OOOOOOOH I like that. We were thinking of something like your cover for over one or two of our raised beds at some point.
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  15. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    .. the.. camo corner... coming in at a very respectful 113g is my micro tarp.
    152cm x 152cm :)

    20D silpoly bushwhack fabric from Warbonnet.

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2021
  16. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Where is it?

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  17. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Consider yourself lucky to see it at all, I had to crop the pic to get rid of the three youths in Adidas tracky’s and galvanised railings, graffiti etc :(

    Watch this space for my oversized monk tarp project, in more suitable countryside :thumbsup:
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  18. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    120 gr flotation aid. Removed the CO2 cartridge and firing mechanism from an old aviation life jacket and double patched it. Removing the hardware left a 20p coin size hole which I first patched from the inside with 75D TPU nylon and seamgrip and from the outside with 30D TPU nylon and more seamgrip.

    This is for still water only and will be used where PFDs are not compulsory. This is to an approved PFD what microspikes or instep crampons are to full blown crampons: a bit of extra security for peace of mind but not an excuse to go where you shouldn't be going without the real thing.

    Compact PFD


    What it looks like before mods (this is a slightly newer version, photo from the web):
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  19. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Another batch before filling

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  20. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Another cone. This time for a Toaks 700, single section titanium to fit inside.

    With a 30ml wick stove, it will boil just. A stand or band will be needed for an efficient burn using alcohol.

    However, esbit/Hexi works just fine.



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  21. Roo

    Roo Summit Camper

    *sneaks up and stands in the blue queue* :whistling:
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  22. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Do you have a pattern for those? Would like to try my hand at 1 :)
  23. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

  24. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    DCF bag for my micro tarp.

    1.43oz Cuben.

    It’s actually the size of a beer can.
    I can put stakes in it..


    But also compresses insanely for a 1.5m x 1.5m coverage tarp!

  25. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Will you be carrying 6 pack of stakes?

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