Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.
@Shewie looks good..overheating possibly...melt?
Not too sure, I haven't lit it yet but I'll have a play and report back, I guessed the shape and size would be okay but wasn't sure how it would attach to the burner head, seems a broken paperclip does the trick nicely.
It needs some venting adding for sure
Just thought I'd give it a whirl, my father in law just gave me a 100 pack of pie cases he had left from his butchering days
Just tried a few test boils and it's okay, a noticeable drop in oomph from the stove though.
Added more holes as I went but I think there might be a better way of utilising 99 pie cases
I had the morning of so wanted to make a start at my new pack. A 35L belt less pack.
The progress so far
I'm hoping I can finish it this week.
@gamemaster84 Very nice indeed!! Love the bartack at the shoulder strap attachment point
A bloke was burning torn fabric chairs at the mountain hut above the house..i was up there and saved 4, carried them off the mountain and refurbished...
Good on you - it distresses me that we are such a wastefull society.
Look very nice
Nice. Is it Cuben?
with a titanium frame?
G'day Dave may I ask what fabric is the blue and black stuff?
Is it all the same weight, just differently coloured?
Those are 210D Robic from RBTR, really nice fabric. The 420D is nice stuff too
Thanks Dave. Looks good.
A couple of hip belt pockets & a strap pocket for the new pack.
And to cater for my 'losing things' paranoia a clip-in internal pocket (car keys, passport, money, CC, etc)
I'm glad I'm not the only paranoid hiker here
Having lost a couple of compasses & 2 wallets (inc CC's & driving license) over the past 5 or 6 years, probably by pulling other stuff out of the same pocket, I've learned to have a place for everything & have them clipped in. Half a dozen mitten hooks cost buttons & weight almost nothing.
Shamelessly pinched the clip-in pouch idea from Zpacks, it will be reassuring to be able to stow all the goodies that are normally not needed along the trail somewhere safe; I've also a neck/ torso strap so that the detached 'wallet' can come along to the pub, trailhead shopping, etc.
Modern take on the Timeless Classisc.
I "finished" my pack today. I'm just waiting on some additional webbing and buckles to make a elastic cord sternum strap.
Sewn with tera 60 with water repellent coating. I'm hoping it won't be necessary to coat the seems. But I'm not sure. It's the first time I used this thread.
The main compartment is about 30L. The side pockets..... Are a stupid mistake... I really don't know what I was thinking. I made them to small. I calculated the height but didn't include the depth. So with a water bottle there is just a few cm of height left
I'll just make a shoulder pocket for a bottle...
The main seams are rolled and felled. The back panel seam is binded with ribbon.
The shoulder straps attach with 5cm webbing. This allows the straps to adapt to the shoulders. And should add a bit on comfort. It also has load shifters to pull the weight to the shoulders.
A roll top with 2 snaps and a buckle.
A removable 25mm "hipbelt"
Spandex front pocket
Ice axe loop and cord lock with hook
The bottom has 4 small loops with elastic cord
And 2 side compression cords.
On the inside there are 4 small webbing loops. You could attach some cord to attach for a foam sheet or a folded sleeping pad.
Here some pics
It's for sale at cost price (around 50€ I think). It's not a professional made pack so mistakes will be visible.
Not backpacking related SOWWY but one of the reasons I have not been around much.
New job is 100% working from home and I needed to update my office to have room for the equipment and working requirements of new role so I made a new desk. Similar desks on Etsy and other places online were upwards of £400, more for the size I wanted/made. The desk cost £176 all in to make and I'm pretty happy with it.
Solid Oak top and rustic solid steel legs.
Cheers, I know its a simple thing to make but satisfying. The old desk is also going to a colleague and will be put to good use. I don't like binning things.
A coffee filter 8g. Garden wire and fuse wire to wrap the handle. South African style but no beads for weight considerations.
Recent talk on a coffee thread stated that you get a better brew with a soak in rather than drip through filter. So I’m abandoning the GSI filter which is quite fiddly to use and needs a stable (heavier) cup.
Nice. Those MSI things are too clunky.
3D bottom DCF stuff sack for my new favourite filter kit. (2x CNOC 3ltr bags and Hydroblue Versaflow filter)
1.3 Oz Cuben
6 litres of filtered water? what is it that you are doing up in them hills?
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