Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
IMO DIY is not worth the cost savings when all is said and done. Don't get me wrong, I am an avid DIY person. But if you are doing it for sole purpose of saving money, it is not worth to me. There are lots of reasons to DIY but sheer cost savings is not one.
Very well put! Its not about saving money, its about you making custom designed gear for your own use, with your own hands. On the other hand, if you compared DIY to paying someone to custom sew gear for you, its a pretty good deal! For me, its all about the creative process--------its very enjoyable and satisfying to come up with new designs (as long as they work, and as long as I dont need them for a trip the next day!)
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