Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Lazy Man's DIY Utility Pouch

A while back I came across this How-To video for making a leather drawstring bag. I was impressed how the creator of the video turned a scrap of leather into a sharp looking bag, perfect for playing mountain man.

Of course, I don't have any spare leather lying around, nor the patience to do this project right. But it did occur to me that I had an extra Tyvek Envelop and sneaker shoelace at my disposal, which would approximate the needed materials. In about 10 minutes I followed these steps and ended up with a little Tyvek bag:

Filling the bag with decorative marbles sling shot ammunition did shape it well:

Now that I've got this super lighweight, super durable, waterproof pouch, what am I going to do with it? Not sure. I know that it's not huge, but it does fit my absolute essentials: keychain and wallet:

So potentially when I don't have any pockets, I could throw my goodies in the pouch. Also, the pouch weighs almost nothing and when folded flat takes up almost no volume. So I could imagine throwing this bag into my backpack while camping and using the pouch to store odds and ends on the trail. Regardless, given the cost of the project (read: free) and the time it took to put together (10 minutes) I can hardly complain.

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