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    Grizz beak = rain wrap???

    I was investigating rain wraps today as I'm interested in a leg solution for the weather, but don't want rain pants due to weight/too hot. I found 2 great solutions online. the ula rain wrap and the cloudkilt by zpacks. However, in the lightweight mentality I began to think about DIY solutions and it hit me!

    "I can use my Grizz beak as a rain wrap/kilt!"

    -I took the beak and folded the 2 triangle pieces together to make 1 triangle.
    -Put the short end of the triangle in the middle of my front legs.
    -Pass each end around behind my back and rejoin them in the front.
    -Pass the end with 1 loop through the end with 2 loops - use a small piece of cord to tie it secure
    -Roll the top down a little until it sits on my hips.


    I haven't done any hiking with this yet, so who knows if it will stay secure or be falling down all over the place or what. I will have to investigate it further and let people know.I will post some pictures later...

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    Doesn't seem like that would make a very long kilt. How much of your legs does it cover?

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    here is the beak


    folded in half, short end of the triangle facing down


    wrap each end behind youself, and get ready to connect in the front


    pass the end with 1 loop through the end with 2 loops


    roll top down and adjust

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    Always best for weight conservation to find multiple uses for gear. Well done bro.
    What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. - C.S. Lewis

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    NIcely done Wags. I like it. Thanks for the picts.

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    Thanks man. Like I said in my OP i have no idea if it will work when hiking. It may fall right down or bunch up and give me a silnylon wedgie :O Time will tell hehehe

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    Still. Great concept and way to figure out the multi-use options.
    I can't wait for the trip report.

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    Thumbs up grizz kilt

    I too like to carry crossover items to save weight. I made my own beak and also my own kilt but did not consider taking the beak on ul trips. Now you got me thinking...Bush

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    if all it takes care of is my thighs i'll be happy...

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    If an elastic line was used and sewn through the entire edge going along your waist it might help stay put while actually hiking. If you don't have hips like myself, it wouldn't work unless hooked to something more solid...say the pack belt or ul DIY suspenders. Nice gram thinking.
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