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    Exclamation DIY gear

    There are many of us out their that make our own stuff. From camp stoves, firesteels,knifes,to tactical gear.
    If you got some show it off!

    me i was making light weight sil tarps for a bit. here is a few.




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    Neat stuff! + 1,000 on the tarps!

    I've never made any gear but I've modified a pile of it over the years. Some more "pretty" than others.

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    it would be nice to get your method for making the tarps.

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    I would be interested in knowing what you use to attach the rope, it is not grommets

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    I've made a few things here and there:







    Chest rig


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    Quote Originally Posted by EX121 View Post
    it would be nice to get your method for making the tarps.


    2 part series showing how to and also what i use as tie outs.
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    Ha! I'm just headed out to crash in my hammock under a big cat tarp I made from Wal*Mart green SIL stuff, (had enough for a back pack, too) and just HAD to click on this thread...

    I only wish I'd asked Mom to teach me to sew when I was little, not learn by hand on my bunk in the Army. Little did I know that sewing was a Manly Art...

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    Wow! Got an unbelievable deal on a Consew industrial, "walking-foot," single-stitch sewing machine, motor and work table... $420!!! Just an hour's drive away...


    For over a year I have tried, with fair success, to do all my web gear and cordura projects and mods on my old 1927 "66" Singer "Red Eye" sewing machine, but the thread tensions needed for sewing multiple layers of nylon webbing were just not possible on these cast iron beauties...


    Nor was it capable of large needles for thick, mil-spec, nylon thread...

    Now, web gear work will be like butter! I guess I will have to start modding others web gear as well... :lol:


    Anyone else mod their own gear to make it "just right" for you?

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    @Protus -- what is the material you use for your tarps/shelters? I tried looking at my walmart and can't find anything that looks like that...I probably need to go to an actual fabric store.
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