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BABY BJORN
Baby Bjorn offers a functionally similar (sliding-on-the-piping) system on the back of some of their baby carriers. Similar but a lot thicker gauge and more robust. See the back view of the w...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 19, 8:25am

Silk Seams Rip
Personally I have found that the seams on silk clothing items tend to rip/stretch if subjected to demanding use. This has been true of shirts, underpants, long underwear, etc. By rip I mean as ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Silk sleeping bag liner?
September 04, 8:27am

Ebay source for sliding sternum strap
108 used Da Kine backpacks on eBay right now. Many will have the sought-after fastener. Many will sell for chick-feed.

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
August 27, 12:15pm

Cobra GT ITW-NEXUS buckle
I own a few of these and they are slick and light considering the load rating. I have not used them yet. That's a polymer Cobra GT buckle, designed by Austrialpine, manufactured by ITW-...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2" hipbelt buckle & webbing
May 08, 8:16am

Arnette donut-hole sunglases case
Possibly my favorite is what I call the donut-hole case by Arnette, at ~73 grams. Thrift/charity shops typically have a bin with loads of random sunglass cases for 99c. Also you can get...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 20, 7:36am

Da Kine bags sometimes have that sliding system
Lots of Da Kine backpacks have the sternum strap system you depict in the first photo. I harvested the relevant fasteners and beads from an old crapped-out Da Kine bag yesterday. The bead is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
January 23, 7:50pm

NSF-61 Complient Epoxy for Food Applications
Food safe-epoxy is in common use in many industries. Various food and beverage container products are lined and/or assembled with it, including for camping etc. We've probably all used it whe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon Fiber Pot Lid; Food safe question
January 23, 7:30pm

Cross Ion + Fisher Space Cartridge Hybrid
I've used the Cross Ion for three years and love the shape, function and lanyard. (I don't like the sharpish edges where it separates in the middle, however.) But what I really hate is the lous...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cross Ion + Fisher Space Cartridge Hybrid
February 12, 12:36pm

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