Origami pole pocket fix
First, thanks for the idea....
I was pondering what to make my Jerry Chair out of, and almost made one out of coated ripstop. Then I realized I should make it large enough to use as a ground cloth to serve double duty. But I felt as if I was re-inventing the wheel, my tyvek has been great why change it?
My only concern was the strength of this tyvek Tape / carpet tape seams.....
While brainstorming, I folded up some paper at work and realized the solution. I folded over the edges with about 2" of material creating a pocket of tyvek, which takes the pressure off the taped seams.
The weight is now pulling laterally on the back taped piece, and the exterrior tape is under no stress. aka "super strong"
1.made a 12” x 10” pattern with a simple V-shape
2.folded over the Tyvek 10” and traced the pattern and then added another line around the side perimeters 2”
3.cut off the end pieces and unfolded my pocket
4.folded in the edge pieces and added Tyvek tape under the flaps with the sticky side up
5.folded the pocket back over and taped the exterior seams with a few more pieces
6.presto- just trimmed to fit around my bivy sack and folded it down a bit to use as a chair
I didn’t need to make a pocket for my sit pad, it doesn’t slide on the Tyvek. I’m using my 1” black foam rubber camo turkey hunting pad which I trimmed up a little to fit under the lid of my Osprey pack.
I"ll attach some pics or thumbnails, and I posted them as an album under tyvek jerry chair (if that helps see it larger)
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Last edited by Big Wheel; 03-05-2011 at 00:05..
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