"Unpacked" Video Series

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Our next installment is online! We're moving on from main packs to belts, with more topics on the way!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1vssEG ... yv54AaABAg
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Watched it the second it hit Facebook. Excellent job on the video. I really like this quiet and unassuming breakdown format MERS has developed for the videos. Though I must say this one seemed a little fuzzy? Probably just a lighting issue.

I'm curious what improvements or changes you have in mind for the Mk. II version you mentioned in the "What's everyone working on?" thread. As per usual for my stupid ADHD brain, I've decided to completely overhaul my plan for the belt pouch I'm working on (no more cordwork decoration planned!) and would love to see how your experience has influenced your pouch design.
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Awesome video Greg!
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I really like that simple two point scabbard suspension, just what I've been looking for.

And most excellent pocket junk!
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Cimrandir wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:11 am Watched it the second it hit Facebook. Excellent job on the video. I really like this quiet and unassuming breakdown format MERS has developed for the videos. Though I must say this one seemed a little fuzzy? Probably just a lighting issue.
Humidity. There's some blurriness on the right-hand-side early on in the video that clears up. Good old midwestern US humidity. Grrr.
I'm curious what improvements or changes you have in mind for the Mk. II version you mentioned in the "What's everyone working on?" thread. As per usual for my stupid ADHD brain, I've decided to completely overhaul my plan for the belt pouch I'm working on (no more cordwork decoration planned!) and would love to see how your experience has influenced your pouch design
As with most of the design changes I've made over the years, I wanted just. enough. capacity to be able to have an all-in-one solution that's not crazy big or in the way, but definitely easy to access. As simple as that sounds, I've never really had a good belt pouch that wasn't a need-wallet. I'll be making a good-old-fashioned post with photos about the new pouch here shortly (remember those?!), but I borrowed a few elements from Elleth's, notably the slit/carrying capacity in the top flap, which is where I've stowed my flint & steel. My reasoning for moving away from storing it in my big tinderbox was that it just took too long to get out...I'd much rather be able to just whip it out and spark a piece of charred cloth quickly.
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Very nice!
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Greg wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:43 am
Cimrandir wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:11 am Watched it the second it hit Facebook. Excellent job on the video. I really like this quiet and unassuming breakdown format MERS has developed for the videos. Though I must say this one seemed a little fuzzy? Probably just a lighting issue.
Humidity. There's some blurriness on the right-hand-side early on in the video that clears up. Good old midwestern US humidity. Grrr.
I'm curious what improvements or changes you have in mind for the Mk. II version you mentioned in the "What's everyone working on?" thread. As per usual for my stupid ADHD brain, I've decided to completely overhaul my plan for the belt pouch I'm working on (no more cordwork decoration planned!) and would love to see how your experience has influenced your pouch design
As with most of the design changes I've made over the years, I wanted just. enough. capacity to be able to have an all-in-one solution that's not crazy big or in the way, but definitely easy to access. As simple as that sounds, I've never really had a good belt pouch that wasn't a need-wallet. I'll be making a good-old-fashioned post with photos about the new pouch here shortly (remember those?!), but I borrowed a few elements from Elleth's, notably the slit/carrying capacity in the top flap, which is where I've stowed my flint & steel. My reasoning for moving away from storing it in my big tinderbox was that it just took too long to get out...I'd much rather be able to just whip it out and spark a piece of charred cloth quickly.
Ah, I see! This is the new pouch then. I mistakenly thought this was the first edition. Very cool.

I had fallen into the trap of both over-engineering the pouch and attempting to stuff too much into it. I've backed off into a more simple design focused on just the fire kit and hopefully down the road some Middle-earth appropriate coinage. Glad to see your experience has lined up with my thought process. One of these blasted days I'll finish this thing.
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This series is a joy to watch!
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