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    Bushcraft Pouch

    I made myself a new "Bushcraft Pouch" so I can carry and contain my traditional and primitive project while I work on them:
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    I wasn't sure how big would be useful for me, but I decided you can never get too much storage,
    so I marked out the largest pouch which would fit the leather I had:
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    I improvised a quick compass using a ruler and taped on a cardboard end stop to hold the pen in position, then cut it out with scissors.
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    Discovering that the water soluble marker pen really isn't that soluble, I switched to chalk for the rest of the marking out.
    Once again I made a cardboard "jig" to mark a circle approx 25mm in from the edge, then made marks approx every 25mm around that.
    It looks a bit like a clock face:
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    The chalk marks were to mark where to punch holes:
    (Yes its a very small punch - actually its part of a rotary punch which fell apart ages ago, but this is adequate)
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    Threaded with some leather cordage, ready for the bush:
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    I still need to make a toggle to hold the cord closed. Often people use a piece of bone, antler or wood, but I'll see what I can find, no rush ...

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    Very nice. Im impressed with your cardboard hole marking gauge.
    Custom leather and canvas bushcraft equipment.

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    Nice work Aussie

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    Love it, simple and very effective.


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    Nice one..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MongooseDownUnder View Post
    Love it, simple and very effective.
    +1

    Are you happy with the size? As far as I can tell I haven't seen any pouches that big, but could be very useful.

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    G'day Aussie. Looks the goods. Can you put some sort of size comparison alongside please to give me an idea of how big it is please.
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    Bloffy
    How can I ever get lost when everyone is always telling me where to go?

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    Hope this helps.

    When the pouch is closed, its about half the size of the piece of leather (when it is closed, it is effectively folded in half)
    Because of the shape, it will "puff-out" and can hold bulky items, I didn't think to try it until this moment, but I guess you could put at least 3 drink cans into the pouch when closed.

    I kept the draw cord long, so the pouch can completely open and the cord remains in place, but it does mean it is quite long when the pouch is closed.
    I thought about cutting it shorter, but that means I'd need to re-thread if the pouch were to be completely opened; but you don't really need to open it all the way so at some stage I'll probably shorten it.
    The length required will be the circumference of the circle (where the holes are punched), plus a little extra to the ends can be tied.

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    When closed, the diameter is approx 29cm:
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    Open, it is approx. 55cm
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    Last edited by Aussie123; 02-11-17 at 05:12 PM.

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    ... yep, definitely a 4 can pouch !

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    You can see in the first pic the pouch only needs to be "half" opened so it forms a "bowl".
    In this position it is very handy in the bush because you can see everything in it, access it easily, and your cans can't roll out (because the sides keep it in).

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    Cheers mate, that is awesome. I have a small one which I use to keep my keys in (house, work, clubs etc). They are very convenient and easy to use.
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    Bloffy
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