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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Pimp my poncho liner...



spoon carving first steps MaChris bushcraft knife

Here's a job I've been meaning to carry out for quite a while now.
I wanted to put a hole in the middle of my poncho liner so I could actually wear it under a poncho.
For me, cutting holes in things takes a little contemplation...
So after three years of thinking about it I decided to take the plunge.

spoon carving first steps

So first thing I did was find the center of my proposed slot, folding the liner in half and then marking the center with a marker.

spoon carving first steps

A 14 inch slot would suffice.
Marked up and ready for the scissors...

spoon carving first steps

Here we go then...
I take the plunge and snip the slot with some sharp scissors.


Some big old ' Homeward bounders ' will keep the three layers of material together whilst I work .

spoon carving first steps

Next I cut some tape that I could stitch over the cut edges.

spoon carving first steps

Folded in half along it's length and tacked on.

spoon carving first steps


spoon carving first steps

The next decision was whether to sew by hand.... Ooooor....Get the machine out.

spoon carving first steps

I wanted to get the job done fast so I went for the machine.
Here the tape is stitched on and I have added two short lengths of tape at each end to give some strength.

spoon carving first steps

Plus four longer lengths of tape with which I can close the slot when using the liner as a blanket or sleeping bag.

spoon carving first steps


spoon carving first steps

Here's the liner tied into a U.S Army lightweight poncho.

spoon carving first steps

And our wonderful model sporting the new spring look poncho...

spoon carving first steps


spoon carving first steps

I have always favoured kit that can be employed in more ways than one.
My new improved liner can now join some of my favourite equipment.
I guess the next job is to run a long zip around an end and two sides so I can make a nice snug sleeping bag.
Perhaps some other time...
Enjoy...
J



7 comments:

  1. Well Done,...That is very similar to what I had done to mine so many years ago... =)

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  2. Ermm...how did the poncho liner fit then, if it didn't have a hole for your head???Surely not over your head?....:-) I know, dumb question! Nice job though.

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  3. Ahhh ! Not such a daft question Joel. The poncho liner ties into the poncho to make a light weight sleeping bag/blanket. Now I've put a head hole into it I can use it as a blanket/sleeping bag and poncho. You'd have thought the liner would have been produced with a hole in the first place, perhaps other makes have this as standard, I don't know.

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  4. Thanks Ranger. Took me a while to get round to it and I'm glad it's done.

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  5. I've thought about this for some time - now I've seen it done I think I'll give it a go too

    Thanks

    Great article!!

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    1. I think you will be happy with the result...J

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