I like to make a lot of my own gear, like the Cuben Fiber stuff sack shown above. It saves me money for one thing, but it also tends to give me a much better understanding and appreciation of how something is made and how it functions. I not talking about hacking, tweaking, or modifying an existing product, I mean making something from scratch.
So, am I the exception to the norm or are we all out there, busy tinkering with materials and making our own gear to use? What pieces of gear have you made in the past and how did they turn out? Please leave a comment below.
Brian is a Charlotte based backpacker, gear junkie, runner, and CrossFit(er). Originally from Southampton, England, Brian has lived in the US for over 20 years, finally settling in North Carolina. He spends as much time backpacking as his busy work schedule and family life will allow.