The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Crampon compatible?
  2. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    I’ve sinned and added some weight to them


    But of course
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2021
  3. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Is that Norwegian welt?
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  4. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Now those I do need....exactly what I've been looking for for a wee loo trip outa the tent....size 9/10 please :happy:
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  5. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  6. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    That's a great idea! I have some left overs laying about somewhere. I'll give it a try too
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  7. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Backpack done :)
    210D dxg and mesh front pocket.
    Main compartment about 30l
    Straps attached with 5cm webbing so it flexes over you're shoulder.
    Some loops on the inside to attach or elastic for a sit pad. Or a carbon frame can be added.
    Removable 25mm "hipbelt"

    Weight 385gram

    IMG_20210415_131114.jpg IMG_20210415_131135.jpg IMG_20210415_131218.jpg IMG_20210415_131407.jpg
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  8. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    510g of beef jerky; started life as ~1.5kg topside joint, sliced then marinaded in a mix of 250ml of Worcestershire sauce, 125ml of light soy sauce, 125ml of brown cane sugar, tsp of chilly jam, 2 tsp of ginger paste & 2 tsp of garlic paste for 40hrs in the fridge then dried for 12 hrs @ 40C.

    Just need to freeze it now to make it easy to snap into pieces; I suspect some will be consumed before packaging for the trail.
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  9. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I made a school friend a promise when he started hiking and wild camping again, that if/when he got his total pack weight to 8KG or below, I would make him a custom pack.

    His total weight is below 8KG now and will be lower again now. I think his current pack is circa 1.5KG

    As pictured, 48litres and will expand to 55 leaving 5 rolls of the collar to close securely. Includes an internal back sleeve for foam which can be replaced with a sleeping pad.

    Green/Wassabi Dyneema PU main body, Ripstop Cordura back and bottom panel with Grey HDPE pockets, straps and hip belt.
    9mm EVA Evazote 50 foam, 3.5mm Spacer Mesh, strong bullet mesh, 9mm EVA foam back pad, a mix of 38mm, 20mm and 15mm webbing, Woojin, and ITW plastics.

    On the left-hand side there is a shelter size pocket as well as a normal side pocket. both can be used at the same time or one or the other. The HDPE pockets have a mesh drainage section and the shelter side pocket is attached in a way to drain into the grey pocket. The shelter pocket adds around 39g, fabric, eyelets, shock cord and cord lock.

    Weight without the foam back pad is 602, foam back pad is 62g. (Finished weight will be a few grams lighter as the top strap is miles long atm :p

    Edit, lots of shock cord and webbing can be seen in the large mesh pocket. This will be trimmed :)



    Last edited: Apr 16, 2021
  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    That's nice; like the colour scheme a lot.
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  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Me too!

    It's not bad @Dave V... Not bad at all :wink:

    It's d@mmmm bad looking :D
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  12. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    What a beauty :)
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  13. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Looks brilliant!!! :)
    I like the idea of the shelter pocket. Does it run al the way down?
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  14. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    @Dave V looks great and that shelter pocket is a brilliant idea...
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  15. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Cheers - The shelter pocket is something I have wanted to do for ages since seeing one of @theoctagon old MLD packs from years ago. A prophet I think.
    Its not a pocket that will be used all the time which is why I added the standard side pocket too.
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  16. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Be good for carrying a Cnoc etc when filled up en route to a site with no water... If the weight is balanced by the opposite side :whistling:
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  17. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I like the double pocket, looks like it will be more felxible than the single very deep pocket on a Mariposa for instance.
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  18. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Love that @Dave V looks really neat :thumbsup:
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  19. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Ohh that's super smart...diggin the shelter pocket :)
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  20. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Hiking jacket for the misses :)

    Seams need to be taped but for now it's 311gram with a 3 layer fabric and #3 waterproof ykk zippers.
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  21. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker


    A few comments:
    1. Very nice!
    2. When do you start taking orders?
    3. Do you prefer me to send my measurements in metric or Imperial? ;)
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  22. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    What do you want made? :):)

    I have too much spare time at the moment :p
    Due to covid some work of mine got canceled. I'm a small business owner and have a few days a week to spare... Perfect time to work on my skills ;)
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  23. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Very very nice!!
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  24. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I spoke in jest about points 2 and 3 but there might be takers on the forum. I should give some tailoring a try one of these days and I'll be sure to hit you up with a couple of questions. :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021
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  25. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Cuben fibre drinking straws ;)

    Despite being a pro back in the day, these were a bugger to skin up. ;):cigar:

    it’s actually part of my bathtub project :D

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