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World's Coolest Survival Kit

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Exploriment, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Exploriment

    Exploriment Loaded Pockets

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    Immodest perhaps, but I think I made the coolest survival kit ever.

    First one I made was the Owl'mups to hold a Schrade Credit Card Knife. There's a snap on the back of the head that goes through the finger ring to hold it in place. The head is four separate pieces sewn together by hand.

    After that the idea formed to do more survival items like this. Knife... compass is important... Then came the Terrapin'mups. Four separate pieces sewn together to form the shell.

    I was on a roll. Mmmm... a fishing kit... in a fish! So, the Trout'mups was born. The simplest of all of them with a mere 60ish hours spent.

    Just completed the Fox'mups. Fire starting kit. Ferrocerium rod, hacksaw blade striker, fresnel lens, two straws with vaseline soaked cotton balls. Still room for dryer lint, birch bark, fat wood, etc. etc.

    Lots of fun to figure these out and turn them into reality. Also lots of time. The owl and turtle were about 100 hours each and the fox was about 120 hours.

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  2. kottskrapa

    kottskrapa Loaded Pockets

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    Nice ones! How do you do them?

    [It's not failure if you learn something from it]
     
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  3. Exploriment

    Exploriment Loaded Pockets

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    Draw them out in Adobe Illustrator. Set up the individual layers. Export as EPS files. Import them into Wilcom Digitizer, where I fiddle with the files some more. (The sequence of everything for instance.) Then run the pieces on a Janome MemoryCraft 500e. From there it's just hand sewing them together with needle and thread. My finger tips wonder why I'm so mean to them.
     
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  4. woolfam

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    Those are very cool! Very nice work!
     
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  5. Nick4305
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I need that Fox !
     
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  6. tera tike

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    Very cool, you have a LOT of time invested in those designs. I enjoy your creativity and great detail!
     
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