/ UKC Make Your Own Gear (MYOG)

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MtnGeekUK - on 16 Mar 2013
Hi all

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...
muppetfilter - on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK: not mine but quite groovy and lethal ...

http://www.kakibusok.plus.com/Equipment/index.htm
gethin_allen on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:
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.
MtnGeekUK - on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to gethin_allen:

Agree, but I'm feeling that half of fun will be in the making / trial and error of the process!
biscuit - on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

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.
iksander on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK: Interested in MYOG but only tinkered altering stuff so. Lessons: good materials are expensive (eg keprotec), stretchy material is a bitch to sew, worth getting a good sewing machine, it's fun, it's time consuming
MtnGeekUK - on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

Here's the custom hanging kit - http://sipritch.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/a-properly-geeky-post/

What has anyone else done / made / customised?
Alex Slipchuk on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK: I've made a jetboil hanging kit, it's neater, lighter, less top heavy and thus safer than yours. Sorry about about that ;) It also is short enough to be easily used in a tent. If you want to make a bivi bag, I have a lovely piece of red goretex. Was going to use it for something, just time, not enough time...
MtnGeekUK - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to The Big Man:

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!?
gordo - on 17 Mar 2013
i have made a chalk bag out of some old material and was thinking about making a hanging kit.
Alex Slipchuk on 17 Mar 2013
Send me email and I'll attach images. As for gore tex I'll measure it but easiky enough for a bivibag and more.
Alex Slipchuk on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK: my hanging kit attaches to lip and doesn't foul lid. I just use avistrand bird wire and crimps. Attached with fishing swivels. So low profile it just slides under neoprene. No need to remove. I also keep a piece of stubby can under the neoprene to act as a windbreak
design crisis - on 17 Mar 2013
MtnGeekUK - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to The Big Man:

Have mailed you
captain paranoia - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

Here's my JetBoil hanger. It was a bit of fun with cans, rather than a serious effort...

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gallery/images.asp?UAbN=3757

Then there's the burner article:

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-features/make-your-own-meths-burner/6227.html

Or the Caldera Clone:

http://zenstoves.net/PotStands-Conical.htm#ConeTemplates

Plus a number of items of clothing, etc.

Pinkney - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to captain paranoia:
Seems like a good excuse to buy some beer!
MtnGeekUK - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to captain paranoia:

This may well be a future project, after the fabric one!
ice.solo - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

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.
MtnGeekUK - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to ice.solo:

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.

Scott_vzr on 17 Mar 2013
I have used these, comes with the set.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=2993
ice.solo - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

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/
Alex Slipchuk on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK: as long as it dooes the job, I just used materials kicking about
ads.ukclimbing.com
Jim Walton on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK: I think the only thing I've made from scratch are my anti-balling plates on my general mountaineering crampons. Shapes cut out from the side of a 5ltr plastic container tied on with jewelry wire (bay of E). Half an hours work, haven't failed me yet :-)

I do alter quite a bit of kit thought.

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