Category: DIY

MYOG: Crampon Bag

If you have read any of my previous articles I first stepped into MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) with an attempt at a bivy sack. Long story short, your first attempt at MYOG should not be a large project like a bivy sack, start small. I never finished that project but learned a lot form it and am getting ready for attempt two.

Before starting off on attempt two of the Bivy sack, I decided to try something small. On my Mt Whitney tip, I carried Crampons for the entire trip. I was fortunate I did because of the early season trip, we would not have been able to complete the hike without them.

I hated placing my crampons in my pack each time I used them, because I was afraid their tips would puncture everything in my pack. They also would get everything wet.

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Bivy Construction: Day 1 Learn Sewing

Lets just start this post out, I have no idea what I am doing, I just have an idea in my head and I need to get it out. I have embarked on the great journey of building my own bivy Sack.

We can start a whole debate on bivy vs tents, but that is not point of this post and all I will say about that debate is, SPEED and SIMPLICITY are the two reasons why I love bivy sacks.

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Custom High Quality Map Board

Anyone who has spent any time in either the Marine Corps or Army, has probably used trusty map board with your map pens for land nav. I used them while at The Basic School (TBS) in the Marine corps and found them handy, especially if you are not paying extra money to have your map laminated.

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