Preparedness, Survival Skills,Bushcraft and Just Plain Old Life!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
My New Bushcraft Gear From Deepwood Handcraft!!
I have always wanted a custom kit for bush-crafting Something that puts everything that I need right at my disposal. Well I finally have the perfect set-up that does just that. Ryan over at Deepwood Handcraft does custom leather work the likes I have never seen. His attention to the smallest detail and level of creativity are unmatched.
I basically told him what I was looking for and he came up with the perfect solution. I wanted a harness that would hold my wool blanket bedroll. I also wanted to be able to carry it across my back just like my haversack sits. They both sit a little on my hip but also on my back. this method keeps my kit where I need it but just far enough out of the way as to not snag on the bushes as I walk through them.
He used vegetable tanned leather for the harness and d-rings along with solid copper rivets to give it an old time rustic look. The combination of the Dark Coco dye and the finishings is super nice. The leather has been oiled and waxed to protect it from water and to keep it nice and supple. It is a joy to carry because it also has a pad for my shoulder that can be positioned where ever it is needed.
He put d-rings on the top and bottom spreader straps so that the shoulder harness clips in to the top set and I can also hook the whole set up on to the bottom of a pack. The bottom spreader bar also has d-rings so I can hook an axe or whatever on to the bottom. It has buckles that cinch down to keep the bedroll in place and secure.
He also made me a custom fit belt and a moulded pouch that fits my Hudson Bay tobacco tin that I use for my flint and steel fire kit. The Hudson bay tin has a burning lens for another way to start fires. You can see in the pictures where he is custom moulding it to his Hudson bay tin which is the same as mine. I have since added a 18th century patch knife and my Hudson Bay knife to the belt.
Ryan can custom build you anything you want. His prices are super low and he also has some ready made pouches and belts and other kit on his website at Deepwood Handcraft. and you can also see his stuff on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/deepwood.handcraft and he also has a YouTube channel at Deepwood Handcraft YouTube. Give him a holler and lets support him. He is a great guy and one hell of a craftsman. I have yet to see anything he has made that I didn't like.