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Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money 20551

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2013, 06:49:29 PM »
I brought my Sportsman out today, after some days with the Spartan with the clip mod. It felt a little uncortable so I took a paper clip and made a suspension clip. Holding out pretty good, I'll try to get some pics to post. Takes about 4min to make.

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2013, 10:20:42 PM »
I've been using a modified picture hanger hook for my EDC flashlight for more than a year. In fact, the hook has outlived one light already.

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2013, 11:24:50 PM »
Nice,   glad they hold up.   It is a cheap source.

Thanks for sharing

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2013, 02:11:21 AM »
Nice,   glad they hold up.   It is a cheap source.

Thanks for sharing

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The suspender-clip ones sure look cool, though...

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2013, 02:33:43 AM »
Not cheap, thrifty! Being a single dad with 2 growing preteens, you have to figure out how to make the most of the money. As to that I haven't bought any new toys for myself, I've been spending most if any extra money on clothes, food and more food.
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2013, 05:52:39 AM »
Not cheap, thrifty! Being a single dad with 2 growing preteens, you have to figure out how to make the most of the money. As to that I haven't bought any new toys for myself, I've been spending most if any extra money on clothes, food and more food.

I like being thrifty.  and if I can accomplish the same thing for a fraction of the cost, I am going to use the cheaper method.


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,520 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2013, 10:16:27 PM »
Just a little thing, but thought I'd share. I store my sugar in emptied soda bottles. We had an ant problem a couple years ago, and i started sealing all of my sugar inside old soda bottles. It also makes a handy way to pour it.
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2013, 10:39:41 PM »
Just a little thing, but thought I'd share. I store my sugar in emptied soda bottles. We had an ant problem a couple years ago, and i started sealing all of my sugar inside old soda bottles. It also makes a handy way to pour it.

Love it,  simple,  easy,  cheap,  and improves usage.   Nice one Lynn

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2013, 08:17:36 PM »
I use my empty soda bottles to store water in. Just in case there's a power outage or the world goes to smurf. The body can only survive 3 days without water. So far I've stored almost 20 2 liter bottles.
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2013, 08:27:33 PM »
This is a great thread.
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2013, 11:14:13 PM »
I use my empty soda bottles to store water in. Just in case there's a power outage or the world goes to smurf. The body can only survive 3 days without water. So far I've stored almost 20 2 liter bottles.

Do you periodically refresh them or anything? I can just see a lot of potential for nasties growing in there!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,688 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2013, 11:52:59 AM »
I use my empty soda bottles to store water in. Just in case there's a power outage or the world goes to smurf. The body can only survive 3 days without water. So far I've stored almost 20 2 liter bottles.

Do you periodically refresh them or anything? I can just see a lot of potential for nasties growing in there!

I do the same with 5l containers. Once in a while, I use the water in the toilet or to wash the floor. Rinse the containers and refill them. Since I drink bottled water, I've always got a new supply of containers, too.
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,688 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2013, 08:29:44 PM »
I brought my Sportsman out today, after some days with the Spartan with the clip mod. It felt a little uncortable so I took a paper clip and made a suspension clip. Holding out pretty good, I'll try to get some pics to post. Takes about 4min to make (the clip, not the photos).

 :tu:
Here it is, hope you can see it.

I suck at taking photos...
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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2013, 03:00:21 AM »
Is that clip blue? Cool.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,688 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2013, 11:18:58 AM »
Nope, just smurfy lighting... It's a common metalic paper clip. I've thinking about it and probably will try a new design, kinda like the metal clips in Spyderco. Will keep you posted.
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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2013, 02:35:13 AM »

I use my empty soda bottles to store water in. Just in case there's a power outage or the world goes to smurf. The body can only survive 3 days without water. So far I've stored almost 20 2 liter bottles.

Do you periodically refresh them or anything? I can just see a lot of potential for nasties growing in there!
Not yet. I put a small amount of bleach in the water to kill any nasties and it stores longer.
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2013, 11:42:07 AM »
This is not so much of an upcycling, but just a reminder that repairs do save money, too.



The Velcro on my Swisstools sheath did no longer stick, so I removed teh Vic Logo and the Velcro hooks and put in a snap closure.



Voila, back in service.

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2013, 12:34:51 AM »
This is actually a good thread to remind people that if you do preventative maintenance and misuse your tools less than I do, you can get an awful lot of mileage out of one of those $3-4 Coghlan's Army Knives.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2013, 12:37:53 AM by Jothra »

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2013, 03:56:29 AM »
I think the Tec Accessories A-3 glow fob looks pretty cool, but costs more than what I want to spend for something that just looks cool. I made 4 of these for the price of one A-3.

I used a cheap 3" plastic line level, v10 glow powder and 30 minute clear epoxy. The glow powder and epoxy are well documented on other forums, but I haven't seen the use of the line level before.

(I also filled the eyes of 10 metal skull beads with the glowing epoxy and still have a small amount of epoxy and glow powder left.)
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2013, 04:00:43 AM »
Beautiful!  great job @dbeeks1.

Love the idea, and might have to play with this.  where do you get the v10 glow powder from?

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2013, 04:04:27 AM »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,429 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2013, 04:09:38 AM »
I ordered the powder and the epoxy from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Glo...amp;keywords=glow+inc+v10

http://www.amazon.com/Dev...ds=devcon+30+minute+clear

Thanks!  that not only helped me, but any others who come here and try to follow your idea.

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2013, 04:16:41 AM »
Glad to help! I would be happy to provide more details about the process if anyone is interested.
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2013, 04:35:52 AM »
Glad to help! I would be happy to provide more details about the process if anyone is interested.

I am interested, It is up to you if you want to do a more indepth guide, but if you do, it will help everyone who might decide to try this

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2013, 05:49:39 AM »

I think the Tec Accessories A-3 glow fob looks pretty cool, but costs more than what I want to spend for something that just looks cool. I made 4 of these for the price of one A-3.

I used a cheap 3" plastic line level, v10 glow powder and 30 minute clear epoxy. The glow powder and epoxy are well documented on other forums, but I haven't seen the use of the line level before.

(I also filled the eyes of 10 metal skull beads with the glowing epoxy and still have a small amount of epoxy and glow powder left.)

That is sweet bro!!  I want one ;). I need creativity and talent.


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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2013, 01:11:13 PM »
Glad to help! I would be happy to provide more details about the process if anyone is interested.

I am interested, It is up to you if you want to do a more indepth guide, but if you do, it will help everyone who might decide to try this

+1
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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

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Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2013, 01:16:23 PM »
I'll write something up. Maybe start a new thread so this one doesn't get too far off the rails.
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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2013, 01:37:06 AM »
I found a great way to store my SAK scales

RAM packaging



Plus scales fit snugly and do not move or slide.

regular scales are loose, but I just put the paperwork that came with the RAM and it is all better.

What I like is I can see the scales, and it is not too big. 
some people may like the peg board ready option.

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2013, 06:51:33 PM »
Key Wallet

Have a spare key wallet? Take it apart. Its a great source for extra small locking carabiners..

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Re: Budget EDC, Upcycle / Reuse to save money
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2013, 06:52:35 PM »
Surgical Gloves

Cut off the fingers of cheap surgical gloves and you have an elastic sleeve to fit lots of different stuff, e.g. your flashlight.

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