/ UKC Make Your Own Gear (MYOG)
Having recently made a custom Jetboil hanging kit, I am now turning my hand to fabric (starting with a bivi bag, eventually leading up tent!). Having done a bit of research, there seems to be a multitude of things made.
I'm interested to see what ukc people have done and how they found it as a process?
Over to you...
I thought hard about making some stuff but gave up when I calculated the cost of materials would make it cheaper to buy manufactured stuff.
Agree, but I'm feeling that half of fun will be in the making / trial and error of the process!
I made springy leashes for my winter tools using buny cord, 2 old carabiners and tubular tape. Cost me about a £5.
Unfotunately i later decided that any kind of leash is just a pain in the arse. But if you like them it's very easy to do.
Here's the custom hanging kit - http://sipritch.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/a-properly-geeky-post/
What has anyone else done / made / customised?
Have seen a few versions, but only mine does not permanently alter the jetboil (drilled holes), or prevent normal operations (cable under lid which stops it closing properly).
Haven't tried, but as it connects to the gas, could be used with other burners.
Have used mine in a tent and snowhole.
Always looking for improvements - can you show me yours (so to speak!)
How much do you want for the goretex!?
I love making my own gear.
Have mailed you
Here's my JetBoil hanger. It was a bit of fun with cans, rather than a serious effort...
Then there's the burner article:
Or the Caldera Clone:
Plus a number of items of clothing, etc.
Seems like a good excuse to buy some beer!
This may well be a future project, after the fabric one!
Hanging kits are not hard, but i dont know why people dont just attach cable to the burner.
Hangs low, and can change/take off the cup without derigging it.
When not in use just wraps round the bottom of the burner.
Have used that version for years inside tents.
My worry with that was whatever would hang would get too hot as it ran up the side past the burner.
This is why I use the stabiliser at the bottom to spread out and away.
cables just fine. ive used 1mm stuff and no evidence of issues. jetboils are so heat efficient you can put your hands around the burner with no issues (tho i wouldnt test it on a tents fabric)
the way it sits against the cup (i use both regular and more often the sumo) helps keep it stable, tho i use a bit of shock cord if the winds are high.
the version i use (nicked from conrad anker) is fixed permanantly on.
pic of it here http://iceclimbingjapan.com/propaganda/
I do alter quite a bit of kit thought.
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