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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by mtn_guy_79, Jun 21, 2006.
Really diggin this pack! How water resistant is it?
This is my just-finished tool/admin pouch combo. I'm finding that what works for weekday EDC is too much for the weekends, and I'm working on a weekend bag to carry when I'm running errands on the weekend. This pouch can be easily transferred from one bag to another, and keeps all my tools and office/admin type stuff together.
The bag is about 9" tall, 5" wide, and 3" deep.
[img width=640 height=479]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2651.jpg[/img]
It is set up in a "book" fashion with two pages. The outside pages contain tools, the inner pages have office/admin stuff. Both of the inside covers have flat pockets. The "pages" unit is attached to the cover with Velcro at the spine.
[img width=640 height=479]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2656.jpg[/img]
This side contains bits for my Spirit, knife, 2AA batteries, a Kershaw scissor/knife combo thing I just got, flashlight, and test strip bottles to hold Advil, Benedryl, micro SD cards for my mp3 player, eyeglass repair kit, and a micro fire kit.
[img width=640 height=478]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2655.jpg[/img]
The middle two pages hold pens, pencil, eraser, Sharpies, stapler, zipfizz tubes with AAA batteries inside, stain stick, cell phone battery backup, pen-sized micro tip screwdriver, and tape measure.
[img width=640 height=478]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2654.jpg[/img]
[img width=640 height=478]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2653.jpg[/img]
The other tool side hold my Spirit, wrenches, Delica, lighter, ratchet, wrench and extension for the Spirit, and Artifact.
[img width=640 height=478]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2652.jpg[/img]
It's been a week of late nights and a lot of time consuming hand sewing, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
[img width=640 height=478]http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad52/tool_amour/100_2657.jpg[/img]
The bag itself has gotten wet, but it dried quickly, and nothing on the inside got wet. I do not think it would keep everything dry in a torrential downpour.
Wow Ninja, good work.
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This thing is AWESOME! I'm an organizing freak so this thing would be perfect for me. Where did you get it? Or did you make it?
Nice work 'tool amour' .. ,) Unless One actually makes this sort of thing it's hard to fathom how difficult it really is ..
BE WELL .. GH
Straightpuke--thanks! I made it.
I was inspired by Stormtracker's incredible toolkit bags, but I wanted customized pockets. I tried to leave some room for later additions--we'll see how well that works.
i wonder how the colossus would be as a waist bag like that?? *ponders*
About to be retired EDC Bag
I thought I would post some pics of my edc bag to document it before it gets retired ina few days (when my new bag arrives from the states).
It is completely custom one of a kind bag and is made from two second hand wool suits and some red cotton lining. I have been carting it for three years and it is only now just starting to wear. each pocket was custom fitted to match my edc at the time, especially the three interior pockets.
Here's a tour.
The bag is messenger style with 2" webbing for a handle, quick snaps for security and a large cross appliqué patch custom made from felt.
It uses a sleeve from the original suit for a water bottle carrier and has a Velcro closure when not in use.
It uses the breast pocket from the donor suit for my phone. Fits my iPhone snuggley and again has a Velcro closure.
The hip pocket of the donor suit serves as a catch all - usually for my wallet and keys.
The inside is lined with red (I like red, very tactical ) and had three pockets for pens, cards and electronics. It is large enough for all my text books and document wallets etc.
It will be sad to retire this. It was quite a project to make it. I made it with my mum who was very sick at the time and was a project we could work on together to help her recovery. It won't be retired completely as it will become my Alb bag for Sundays.
Very original! O0
I have been using a Rush 24 as my EDC bag. It's a bit big for my needs and I have ordered a Pygmy Falcon II to see if that will work better. I love the Rush though and it's the perfect weekend bag. I would eventually like to get to the point where I can have most of my EDC stuff in pouches/organizers that I can move from bag to bag depending on what Im doing. I hike alot and the season often drives which bag I carry.
Rush 24 (current edc bag)
My overnight hiking bag with the Osprey Daylite attached. This is a really good set up. If packed right you can do a significant time in the woods with this gear. It's only gone out once so far but the wife has used the daylite quite a bit.
Osprey Aether 70
Osprey Day Lite (attaches to Aether 70)
My day hike bags...although you can use each of these for overnight bags in the warm weather. I guess I can add the Rush 24 to the list of day bags as well and given the set up of the bag, you could also do an overnight with it in the warm weather. The BFM is a really good bag. It's good sized, has a ton of pockets and is very versatile.
Camelbak Alpine Explorer
See larger pics with detailed contents/comments on the pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andywayne/sets/72157623161407355/detail/
View of contents in the top pocket.
View of rear gun pocket with Glock 17 in IWB holster.
Stainless steel cup and water bottle I carry in the bottle pocket.
Contents of front flap pocket.
Contents of the top pocket.
Inside main compartment contents.
Contents of the inside rear pocket.
Contents of the front inside pocket.
Contents of the front pocket.
Contents of the front zippered pocket.
Contents of the open side pocket. Empty plastic bag, alcohol hand cleaner, Scrap Yard Dumpster Mutt, and Snow Peak titanium spork.
Contents of side zippered pocket.
Very cool bag indeed. I need to learn how to sew with a machine to do my own DIY projects.
Andy Wayne that is a very original and functional looking grab handle for your bag. (top view photo)
Andy Wayne: I have been thinking about the oversized padded biner as a grab handle after I saw one in a baby equipment shop (sold to carry multiple shopping bags). How does it work for you?
i'm sure it's a great handle, and a nice attachment point for other stuff as well.
i use those big biners to secure things like rope, extension cords, etc. loop 'em, wind around so they stay put and throw a few on the biner. then you can clip it to whatever you want. usually they hang in my garage in the corner. but it's nice when it comes time for xmas, just grab a few and throw 'em up on the roof and go to town.
Andy, great pics... thanks for that. Question though. Where did you find the rayovac penlight? I can't find them anywhere.
zenlunatic: I got my Rayovac light in silver from Wal-Mart.