This page will display past and current repairs/mods to tactical gear/clothing and general outdoor gear/clothing…
A conglomeration of things I added to one of my ball caps using some basic hardware from the local hardware store..
The making of a retention lanyard using the following hardware pieces:
How to make simple. effective anti-snow plates for older type crampons or for crampons that didn’t come with ant-snow plates:
Here’s what you need to get and do:
Go to Home Depot or other hardware store… Look around for “Keeper” brand Safety Step rubber stick-on surface covering (you get two 4″ wide X 17.5″ long pieces)…buy one pack of that and then go get some thick/strong, but not too thick, OUTDOOR or INDOOR/OUTDOOR cable zip ties. I posted photos below to show you the best way to mount the material to your crampons. You can make cardboard templates out of left-over shipping box cardboard..etc. Trace the heel and fore-foot areas with a marker and paper and then cut out the pieces in a shape closest to the curvature of the areas where the pieces are going to fit on to..on the underside of the crampon (2 pieces per crampon..larger piece for the fore-foot section and a small piece for the heel section). After cutting the rubber anti-snow plate pieces, fit them to the bottom of the crampon with the sticky side facing upward (pointing upward at the soles of your boots if they were strapped on) and mark off dots where your zip-ties will pass through by marking dots on the sticky side of the rubber pieces, on the peel-off paper. Take a small hand drill and a small drill bit and drill out the dots on the rubber pieces/anti-snow plates. Take the sticky backing off and then attach the anti-snow plates (with sticky side facing upward as stated earlier) with the zip-ties… with the left-over zip-tie ends ends facing downward (facing toward the ground if crampons were strapped to your boots).
To be continued…