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    The Grand Reveal

    Though I'm sure it's no big deal...

    I finally got my projects completed, pictures taken, and loaded up. Here's a bit of what I've been working on since I got bit by the DIY bug.

    1. My complete packed setup: (from bottom to top) Hammock+bugnet, JCP Puffer UQ, Tarp, Sap bag w/suspension. The total weight came in pretty darn close to 5lbs in all including my 40deg HG Burrow(not shown). I am stoked with how everything turned out.
    Hammock Packed.JPG

    2. JCP UQ without suspension, with suspension weighs 16.5oz
    JCP Puff UQ1.jpg

    3. JCP UQ all strung up on my ENO Doublenest converted to whoopie slings.
    JCP Puff UQ2.JPG


    4. Same Setup with my BugNet deployed the DN+ BugNet weighs about 16.5oz
    BugNet.JPG

    5.+ 6. My SilNylon MacCat clone 12'x10' weighs 17oz. Suspension I'm using 1.75mm line with a Ti Dutch Biner spliced on one end, and a Stinger on the other side. Makes setup and adjustment really really easy.
    Tarp 2.JPG
    Tarp 1.JPG

    7. Made a Reflectix Cozy for my aluminum pot. I cant wait to try this out as soup goes cold real fast in an aluminum pot. Should save me some fuel to boot.
    Cozy.jpg

    8. An alcohol stove I made from an arizona can and axe body spray canister. (the holes weren't drilled in this picture but it burns for about 20 min and boils water in about 5.)
    Stove.jpg

    9.+ 10. Pictures of my first project, a Mummy bag converted to TQ. This is a 0 degree bag, I've since gotten a 40 degree HG Burrow that I love.
    TQ1.JPG
    TQ2.JPG

    Huge thanks to everyone on the forums who fed me with great ideas, inspiration, and motivation. A big thumbs up to DIY Gear Supply, Arrowhead, Lawson, and Dutch for their great products, friendly service, and speedy turnaround.
    Last edited by Hammonkey; 05-08-2013 at 18:59.

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    Well done on all your gear, now get out and test it to let us know how well it worked. With pics of it all of course.
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    I've tested it several times. And it works better than I could have expected. I'm pretty proud of myself for starting out with 0 sewing skills. Unfortunately I only go out into the wild with my crappy iPhone 3G which not only has a terrible camera but there's a big scratch in the glass where the camera lens is.

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    Too bad you can't DIY a new camera LOL! I'm liking the gear...great job!

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    Great job on the gear making. Now, with the money saved, you can go get an inexpensive digital camera and DIY a picclip clone and make a walking stick for it.
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    Very Impressive!!! You had a productive winter/spring. Your back will thank you on every trip

    Now lets talk about sharing those thread injector skills you refined

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    It's a big deal and very nice work!!!

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    Very nice...

    All looks great! The tarp is especially nice. Good smooth pitch. Sewing sil is tough and you did a great job!
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    Definitely a big deal! Way to go. It's addicting, isn't it?
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    Great gear and set up!!!
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