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Interior EDC Bag DIY rigid platform?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by SwampDonkey, May 5, 2020.

  1. SwampDonkey

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    Looking at a few after market interior bag rigid platforms (5.11, Greyman tac, etc) to be able to stage some gear and or my weapon. Either mixed reviews on the quality of the product or the price for the rigid polymer frame is just stupid for what it is. So, I think I am going to find the thinnest starboard or other rigid/light weight product I can and take a dremmel, drill, grinder, whatever to make my own. I need something to hold the weight of a firearm and some other essentials in an EDC bag.

    Anyone done it or have thoughts? I'm guessing $10-20 and I can have a reinforced platform that stages my pistol, light and an essential or two more nicely in a predictable speedy access capacity.
     
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    I've always been tempted to try it with a cutting board. The thinner "foldable" ones. I do have grayman panels for my recycled firefighter bags and love them, but yes, they steep! Starboard is not a cheap product either!

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  3. Jay-uk

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    There was a guy on here made his own version, pretty good
     
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    I've made some basic platforms for some of my packs that don't already have much in the way of internal organisation - I just bought some black HDPE sheets (3 or 4mm thickness) and some adhesive velcro and a few slik-clips- I cut the sheet to size and put slots in the top of the HDPE to allow for mounting inside the pack (Some of my bags already have the hardware for mounting a MOLLE panel, but for those that didn't I used the loop for the hydration bladder)

    I covered the panels with the adhesive velcro, and used some black gorilla tape to cover all the edges/corners of the HDPE as I was concerned about the sharp corners ripping through the bag - An alternative would be to just round off the edges.

    Basic, but works well.
     
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    I made these.

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    THX MAN!
     
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    I've done this with cheap REI cutting boards, the great thing is that they have them in large and small sizes and the larger ones are easy to cut.
     
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    Would a sheet of Kydex or similar thermoplastic not work?
     
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    Done a few with cheap dollar store cutting boards. I sewed mine but I got an old sewing machine that will sew just about anything.

    Kydex will work but the reason we use other stuff is the price. Hard to find a piece of kydex for $1 big enough to actually do anything with.
     
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    Blue Force Gear makes the Dapper insert. Add stiffness, and is soft Velcro so you can attach whatever you want (it doesn’t have to be BFG gear).


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