Monday, March 16, 2009

How to Add an Ultra Light D-Ring to Your Pack

I'm not a big fan of hanging a lot of gear on the outside of my pack, but sometimes, there's that one critical piece or gear that you want instant access to, yet you don't have a good point of attachment. Here's how to quickly, easily, and cheaply add an ultra light D-ring to your pack so you can always have that one special gadget handy.



I did this video a while ago, but thought it was worth revisiting in case anyone missed it. Any other ideas, suggestions, modifications?
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13 comments:

baz carter said...

Good timing this. I was trying to remember over the weekend where I'd seen this mod because I was trying to figure out the best way of having my camera closer to hand.

Jolly Green Giant said...

Another ridiculously lightweight, inexpensive, and functional alternative to heavier and costly options. Thanks for thinking out of the box as that was an option I hadn't even considered. Keep up the good work.

family tents said...

great, really helpful, will definitely use this sometime:)

Martin Rye said...

Simple and effective.

Anonymous said...

common jason we need more videos or something.

Jason Klass said...

I know, I know! Sorry, I leave for Argentina on Monday for 2 weeks and we're really busy with our wedding stuff. I promise, once I get back, I'll be able to post regularly. I have LOTS of gear to review so I'll be having more videos, etc.

Ross from Missouri said...

Instead of the sand paper, hold a butae lighter and just melt the tag end after you cut it.

Jason Klass said...

Ross,
That works too. Thanks for the tip!

Scotty said...

Nylon, which is used to make good cable ties is extremely hygroscopic (absorbs water readily). You can toughen these (or anything made of molded nylon) up by putting them in boiling water for a few minutes. The water acts as a plasticizer in the structure of the polymer and makes it tougher and less brittle.

If you want to be a real weenie you can actually dye the nylon by coloring the water, but that's a bit much.

Jason Klass said...

Cool, thanks for the tips Scotty! Beam me up!

Four Jacks and a Pup said...

You should be dubbed "Jason the Smart." Thanks for the idea!

ph0t0doug said...

Use fingernail clippers to cut the end off the zip tie....leaves no trace of a sharp end.

Chuck said...

This bodes well for the backpacking trekker such as myself. I may try this to create a special pocket to carry this buck hoodlum knife.