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Pocket organizer/ homemade?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Drobax, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Drobax

    Drobax Loaded Pockets

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been searching and searching and I can't seem to come up with anything. I am trying to see if anyone has bought or has made some sort of pocket organizer (NOT the organizers for cargo pockets) or mini holster for say a SAK, light, lighter etc. I remember seeing someone do this out of real wide black elastic but I can't seem to find it any more. I have even made a make shift black duct-tape one but talk about CHEESY looking... lol... And other thought would be leather.

    I just can't stand all the smaller things shifting all the time. Or even worst having to do the old stand up and shift everything back into it's place.

    I clip my knife and main light to pockets but the other items just bug me. So I would like to find or make something to hold:

    Fenix LD01
    Vic Rambler
    Mini Bic

    I've tried the whole keychain approach and it's not for me. I would just like to be able to at least have them stand straight up, side by side, without all the loose shifting. And be able to just slide them in or out. (JUST had a possible idea of a old glasses case?)


    Again, thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Mitty

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    You mean like this?

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NvI7uV-iRsEW4o6eBVv7Sg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_xeKE3s4a1PI/SedCCE3wTMI/AAAAAAAAAIY/UReCLXQzHcc/s144/pocket.jpg" /></a>
    I carry it in my left front pocket.

    Details: The 2/3 height pockets make things easy to grab. The doubled-leather tab keeps it from turning sideways. There are thin plastic stiffeners sewn into the tops of the three pockets so they stay open and items can be easily slid back in after use. The pen is a collapsible Zebra -- two for about $5 at OfficeMaxMart, but I don't remember the model number.
     
  3. Drobax

    Drobax Loaded Pockets

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    Wow!!! That's awesome, man!!!

    I like your idea a lot... I have made my own leather arrow quivers before so I'll have to try my hand at this.

    Thanks again for posting...



    One thing I forgot to ask: what is the black mesh/ elastic material? And where did you get it from?
     
  4. Mitty

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    Glad you like it.

    I'd suggest that you make some cardboard templates and try them in the pants you wear. That curve at the bottom is the result of trimming to find what works. Worse, the side tab is a little short for 5.11 pants pockets, a fact that I did not discover soon enough.

    Then make your "final" piece a little bit oversize. They are a lot easier to trim than they are to stretch.
     
  5. jehan60188

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  6. Drobax

    Drobax Loaded Pockets

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    Jehan,

    Thanks for the vid... I did see that a while back but mine isn't NEARLY as nicely done as yours.... lol...

    I'm thinking to retry it.
     
  7. jehan60188

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    great thing about it is that its cheap enough to keep trying until you get it right. Just need a roll of duct tape!

    go slowly, and plan each "pocket" ahead
    wrap your wallet, then make it all nice, then "add on" the section for a light, or notepad, or whatever
     
  8. bryce

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  9. Drobax

    Drobax Loaded Pockets

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    Bryce,

    That's the post that for whatever reason I couldn't find. It's BRILLANT!!!! I am going to have to make one of these.

    I'd rather have everything grouped together instead of just dumped in a pocket.

    Where did you find the elastic?

    Thanks again...
     
  10. bryce

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    an awesome idea, i agree... but not mine. I spent a couple of hours looking for that post the other day, so I knew exactly what you were talking about.
     
  11. Drobax

    Drobax Loaded Pockets

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    You know, now looking at the link, of course it doesn't have your name on the post.... lol...

    One thing I have decided though, just by messing around with making a duct-tape pouch and by doing so, I think I've realized that I'd rather spread the weight around evenly.

    Thanks again...
     
  12. jehan60188

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    yah, the pcket-pocket was my first "edc bag" when I had just a few things to carry (cards + light + notepad; knife was clipped to pocket, and pen was in front shirt pocket)
     
  13. DonShock

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    I've been toying with the idea of using the Maxpedition magazine holder to hold my pocket EDC items in a more organized fashion. I'm afraid it's just a hair bigger than I want, but I'll probably throw one in on my next Lighthound order just to try it out. I may be able to chop it down to the right size if it is too big.
     
  14. Andy Wayne

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    I used a zippered coin purse. In it is a small hinged pocket mirror, flash drive, and mini bic. I have a SS LD01, but I carry it loose in my pocket with a Spyderco Ladybug attached:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. sapro

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    Andy,

    That's one fearsome looking bug there. The knife ain't bad either! :laugh: