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I am a person who enjoys making their own gear and I am sure many of you others are as well! Let's see those homemade drop bags, drag bags, tables, utensil holders etc. DISCLAIMER: I am not a gear company looking to rip your designs etc, just a guy who has a sewing machine and likes sitting in front of it!

Here are a few items I have made lately. Don't have any pics of my drop bags or gear bags but will try and get some.



Drag Bags(first design):








Map Book Case:




Sand Stake:



Med Kit:




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I love these types of threads! Here is a barrel pump that I made. Planning on a few things this year, a drop bag, cargo net and whatever else I can think up!

Missiongravity, where do you buy the vinyl mesh?
 

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I love these types of threads! Here is a barrel pump that I made. Planning on a few things this year, a drop bag, cargo net and whatever else I can think up!

Missiongravity, where do you buy the vinyl mesh?
Nice! I wanted to make one but I ended up getting a Carlson AND a K-Pump for my birthday last year so that saved me the trouble of making a pump!
 

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Paper towel dispenser. I got tired of towels on a roll and figured there must be a better way, this was my answer.
That's a slick answer to the paper towel problem. I always keep a roll in the dry box and they end up getting destroyed by the end of a long trip. I like this idea of what equates to an oversized PVC Kleenex dispenser.
 

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Go Pro mount. Two straps to the d rings and it is ready to go. Is rock solid and has a para cord safety to the go pro camera and a d ring in case of me screwing up. I'm sitting on a home made dry box, plywood.
 

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DIY Hand Washing Station

Hey hey, anyone have a cool designs for a hand-washing station? My SO needs clean hands for her contacts.
 

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Bwaters, the mesh is actually from Jo-Anns. It is the only heavy duty thing they carry there. It is called pet screen mesh. It is a vinyl coated polyester thread I believe. I have been using it as it is very affordable with their 50% off coupons and it seems to hold up reasonably well so far.
 

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Hey hey, anyone have a cool designs for a hand-washing station? My SO needs clean hands for her contacts.
It's packed away right now, but I made a version of this one minus the bowl for a basin. Two buckets, a one way pump (I used a fish tank siphon bulb), some tubing, and a spout of your choice, and you've got a handwashing station. Get a piece of wood and something to make a simple bracket from if you want to secure the bulb to a base instead of letting it hang out in the dirt.

Camp Sink - Temporary Hand Washing Station: 8 Steps (with Pictures)
 

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Hey hey, anyone have a cool designs for a hand-washing station?
Many people have made DIY handwash stations. This is my version. Cost less than $10 but I had the copper parts in my "I-live-too-damn-far-from-a-hardware-store" stash. I used a cheap fuel pump to move the water. I have access to an aluminum fab shop so I made a bracket for the pump and a clip for the soap. The clip keeps the soap out of the dirt. I put a joint in the upright to make it taller so that I didn't need to bend over as much. Don't go too tall or the cheap pump won't be able to effectively lift much water against gravity. The copper upright is held on the bucket with a clamp. Everything fits in the bucket and is secured with a lid. Tip: Warm water in the bucket on a cold morning is really nice.
 

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I sew tons of boating gear. All our straps, drop bags, gear covers, misc bags. If you can make it from webbing, cordura, and mesh, I can make it. Here is my latest project- the world's most over-engineered everything bag.

I got some mesh from Jan at Stitches and stuff.
 

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I sew tons of boating gear. All our straps, drop bags, gear covers, misc bags. If you can make it from webbing, cordura, and mesh, I can make it. Here is my latest project- the world's most over-engineered everything bag.

I got some mesh from Jan at Stitches and stuff.
Holy mackerel, you run all of that through a home machine. You must have a pile of broken needles. WOW! Nice work. I just finished a "King Sling" gear cover with more Ds(rings) on it than my high school report cards.
 

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Big Horn.......

Interested in your dry box, though I am sure it in another thread.... What did you coat it in?? I used deck over on my deck and it looks like the same product?
 

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deck paint then generic brand of rubber flexall. Worked okay nothing great
 

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Small one gallon hand wash station. I do a lot of 1-2 or 3 man trips so I made this one for those trips. It is 6"x 6" x 13" packed size. I have a large 4 gallon also but takes too much space for some trips. Containers are Lock n Lock brand.
 

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Great thread! I’m still interested in building my own oars. Have good, straight, clear Douglas Fir that I can use for the endeavor. What I’m not clear on is how to round out the shafts and particularly how to articulate the grips. Other suggestions I could use are how to treat/protect the blades (epoxy, fiberglass, plastidip, heat shrink, etc. I’m thinking pins and clips would be more straight forward than sleeves. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Dickbutt drinkholder

Mission, nice work! I would love a dickbutt drinkholder. I’ll pay full retail. Hook a brother up!
 

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Mission, nice work! I would love a dickbutt drinkholder. I’ll pay full retail. Hook a brother up!
Hahaha, swing on through Bozeman and I'll see what I can stitch up!

If you wanna send me a patch of your choice I will seriously try and make one up. They are a little bit dependent on your preferred beverage vessel, that one in particular is made for a 20oz Hydroflask tumbler. It also fits a nalgene AND a 32oz hydroflask bottle as well.

I leave for a Grand Trip in a week so I probably won't be able to crank one out before then but perhaps when I get back before Lochsa season really kicks off!
 
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