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Online Ian Ball

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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2020, 12:34:48 pm »
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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2020, 12:34:48 pm »
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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2020, 01:30:28 pm »
My only worry is that they aren't as tough and long standing as I would like them to be. I guess only time will tell...

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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2020, 08:48:18 pm »
If you can fix them yourself (and enjoy making/ fixing kit) it doesn't really matter if they don't last as long as something else.

Anyway, right now, everything is lasting much longer than usual! Perhaps the only good thing to come of this lockdown...
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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2020, 09:47:11 am »
So I think I have made in the region of 15 bags now. Every iteration gets better and better. The next bag to make is going to have the handle and loop as 1 piece of webbing. (My friend Joe suggested it)
Here are some pictures!

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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2020, 12:28:47 pm »
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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2020, 08:40:11 am »
Having the handle as one piece of webbing running up the length of the bag is the way to go. Look here:

https://jcarter5826.wixsite.com/johnshomebuiltstuff/caving-rope-bag-1


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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2020, 08:57:45 am »
Having the handle as one piece of webbing running up the length of the bag is the way to go. Look here:

https://jcarter5826.wixsite.com/johnshomebuiltstuff/caving-rope-bag-1


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Re: If you were to make your own caving bag....
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2020, 10:17:52 pm »
Thanks very much to JWright for the bag (picture 2/3 from his post above). It's been put through its paces, but after a quick scrub in the bucket (after I'd broken the ice off) it's looking pretty much like new!

I would echo John's advice regarding the webbing for the side handle. I think that this does most of the work when the going is tough, so it's worth putting in the extra effort to strengthen this.

Also, for the benefit of anyone else making their own bag, make sure to leave a bit of slack for the cord through the eyelets, or it has a tendency to jam up when muddy...

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