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Re: Utility belt?

Postby CornMan » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:40 am

I used to wear a belt like this back when I was pounding nails. Now they are available mainly on sites like ebay.

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:07 pm

Personally, I HATE utility belts. The are OK, I guess, if all you are doing is walking around. But if you're going to be climbing on/through things, they get caught on everything. Plus they are just uncomfortable. YMMV.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby CornMan » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:21 pm

It would be a liability to be climbing on something with people below you and have something fall out. Maybe that's why they discontinued that design.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby unjonharley » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:39 pm

Malcolm wrote:I found an old police leather gun belt with a crazy brass buckle on the front. It came sans weapon holster (I would take that off any ways) but it did have some other pouches and key ring fobs on it. I plan on attaching some extra holders to it, and maybe a water bottle bracket. I'm just worried about the weight of it once I'm done tricking it out.


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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Eric » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:59 pm

jkisha wrote:Personally, I HATE utility belts. The are OK, I guess, if all you are doing is walking around. But if you're going to be climbing on/through things, they get caught on everything. Plus they are just uncomfortable. YMMV.


I think it's a definite personal preference - I find my pod belt to be way more comfortable than a backpack or a camelback, and never have problems climbing on or around anything. I also wore a belt with shit all over it for years doing Ren Faire, so I'm used to being very active with one on. YMMV indeed. :)
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby CornMan » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:29 pm

I saw utility belts for sale at the Roseville auction for $8 each.

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:13 pm

Eric wrote:
jkisha wrote:Personally, I HATE utility belts. The are OK, I guess, if all you are doing is walking around. But if you're going to be climbing on/through things, they get caught on everything. Plus they are just uncomfortable. YMMV.


I think it's a definite personal preference - I find my pod belt to be way more comfortable than a backpack or a camelback, and never have problems climbing on or around anything. I also wore a belt with shit all over it for years doing Ren Faire, so I'm used to being very active with one on. YMMV indeed. :)

Yup. I don't care much for backpacks or camelbacks either. I have two lockable panniers on my bike that stores everything I could possibly need away from camp.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Ashtar » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:22 pm

I hoop, so am not a big fan of having extras around my hips. I went with a harness/holster type. Mine is canvas, but you can make them out of basically anything:

1) create two loops to go around your arms and attach in the back with elastic (you can use belts, heavy fabric, whatever)
2) put some d-rings at the bottoms of the loops (where they'll hang under your arm pits)
3) clip on whatever

Hang your pouches/bags sideways if you can (if they zip) so you can get into them easily.

Mine hold sunglasses, bathroom kit, utility knife, dust mask, goggles, EL inverter (to light them up), a snack, and my cup clipped to one and a water bag clipped to the other.

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby CornMan » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:39 pm

The leather utility pouches would be great for branding. The belts with pouches would be really handy during camp setup.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby pretty_monster » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:24 pm

here are the images of my cargo belt (thank you to Savannah for the helpful settings hint <3 ) i used the shoulder strap as the belt, turned the two main compartments of the messenger bag into two big hip pockets, and have been adding other little pockets & pouches & loops as i find or make them. the strap really made this project super easy because it already had a buckle and adjustment sliders. plus, the pockets already had zippers. it's really been a super easy, super fun, super useful project.

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:31 pm

Very cool! :mrgreen:
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Asquared » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:40 pm

i have 3 belts that i got from http://www.mishuboutique.com/#!shop/c22j5

it is a small shop in seattle - i have no affiliation, have just shopped there in the past (both in store and online)...you see a lot of other shops selling belts for >$100 - this shop is cheaper, and i've had my belts for years - quality is not lacking.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Ratty » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Lollergirl, that is a beauty. (So are you by the way). My utility belt has nothing in common with it's self. All manner of crap hanging from all different hooks etc... Yours is organized, great looking and can actually be useful.




Mine is more like a 'waist-necklace'.


I approach it differently. I pick out what I want to carry along. I put it in which ever bag suits and then I string that on a belt. I have a bunch of bags and tend to carry different stuff depending where I'm headed. Crazy? Yup.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Eric » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:54 pm

Asquared wrote:i have 3 belts that i got from http://www.mishuboutique.com/#!shop/c22j5

it is a small shop in seattle - i have no affiliation, have just shopped there in the past (both in store and online)...you see a lot of other shops selling belts for >$100 - this shop is cheaper, and i've had my belts for years - quality is not lacking.


Curse you. I just found a vest from them I'm in love with, and now I have to budget that. Grrrr.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:23 pm

Eric wrote:
Asquared wrote:i have 3 belts that i got from http://www.mishuboutique.com/#!shop/c22j5

it is a small shop in seattle - i have no affiliation, have just shopped there in the past (both in store and online)...you see a lot of other shops selling belts for >$100 - this shop is cheaper, and i've had my belts for years - quality is not lacking.


Curse you. I just found a vest from them I'm in love with, and now I have to budget that. Grrrr.


There, there, Eric. I wore a top and a skirt of theirs to the 2011 M&G, because I wanted to be dressed like a deer (you know how I do).

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Martiansky » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:47 am

I've tried the link several times and can't seem to get far.
I click on leather belts and then a picture of the belt/pouch and then the whole thing freezes and stops.

Wonder if their server is really busy?
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Ratty » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:50 am

I got through fine just now. Nice stuff but kind of pricey.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Asquared » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:16 am

Eric wrote: Curse you. I just found a vest from them I'm in love with, and now I have to budget that. Grrrr.


i just looked through the menswear. LOVE!
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby danibees » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:53 am

Here's my tutorial for making a burn belt. I think it's one of the best out there, and since I teach you to make your own pattern, you can customize as you prefer.

http://www.instructables.com/id/FestivalUtility-Belt/

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Ratty » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:35 pm

Or.....Turn an old purse inside out and use the dual pockets inside to make pockets that hangs on a belt. This purse had beautiful lining so I couldn't resist. Color co-ordination is so pretty. Make several pockets for different outfits.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:08 am

I totally endorse the sturdy belt with variety of pouches idea. You can't know, until you try them, which pouches work for which activities/ times of day/ modes of transport, or, which work in the portos (think about that) with which items of clothing. :? I make sure all my pouches will slide freely on my belt so I can move them as needed. But I also make sure they won't all slide off when I unbuckle my belt. :lol: It took me years to learn how to strip naked without losing anything and that is really a safety skill in BRC.
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby Oldguy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:15 pm

Whatever ( belt, pack, or bag ) you wear, attach a hook or cord to hang it off of the port-a-potty wet floor. I carry a couple of small bungees on my EDC (every day carry) pouch. :idea:
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby unjonharley » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:20 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:I It took me years to learn how to strip naked without losing anything and that is really a safety skill in BRC.

And you wear that belt???
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:05 pm

unjonharley wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:I It took me years to learn how to strip naked without losing anything and that is really a safety skill in BRC.

And you wear that belt???


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Re: Utility belt?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:23 pm

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:42 pm

Might have lost a few hairpins at Gate :lol: but, I didn't. 8)
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Re: Utility belt?

Postby aserendipity » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:03 pm

listen this is an important decision..how do you carry your shit on the playa

Well whatever my favorite belt of that time is
I put in carabiners of my stuff that I have to have with me

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Re: Utility belt?

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon May 05, 2014 9:35 am

aserendipity wrote:listen this is an important decision..how do you carry your shit on the playa

Well whatever my favorite belt of that time is
I put in carabiners of my stuff that I have to have with me

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This.

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