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    DIY Stryker Clone

    @pods8 i do regret not adding some side stretch pockets. May seam rip and add them if i find i really miss having them. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    DIY Stryker Clone

    I think it would work great. Cordura probably has a little better abrasion resistance so just depends on what you'll be hauling. I buy almost all of my fabric off ebay as "2nds". It is about half price and free shipping. But you won't find xpac like that. I order lots of stuff from rockywoods...
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    DIY Stryker Clone

    Forgot to mention that i have been down the rabbit hole a bit on sticks amd you can build them slightly lighter than this but you cant build them cheaper. These are pretty much dead nuts 2#s a piece complete. A piece of emt will build a complete stick and its only a few bucks. These are way...
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    DIY Stryker Clone

    I made them out of 1/2" emt tubing. Bends were made with a plain ole manual emt bender. Step distance averages around 20". Obviously they have to be varied to stack well. First set i made, i notched the cross pieces to fit. After that i decided its easier to just flatten the ends in a vise...
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    DIY Stryker Clone

    Do it man. You will not regret it. I know all about that free time struggle. This was one of my most enjoyable projects so far because i was not in a hurry. Usually im trying to get something done last minute for a trip. Now i dont have any set plans until september, unless i draw an oryx tag...
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    DIY Stryker Clone

    @fatlander this is it with my diy sticks that i run. I typically attach my saddle platform to the outside of the sticks. The top stick has a sling attached to it soi can i have sticks slung across my body when climbing. I get to tree, remove sticks, sling them over shoulder across body, and...
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    DIY Stryker Clone

    I considered going that route. The only reason i did not is because this method is stronger. In the event that i find a need to put 100+ lbs in it, that sewn seam is much stronger than a couple of buckles. However, like you said, with adequate compression a good bit of stress can be relieved...
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    DIY Stryker Clone

    One more thing i forgot to mention and that i havent added yet. The pics the member sent me showed a part in the sling portion of the panel that was folded and then sewn at the edes. Took me a minute to figure out why and then i realized what a brilliant idea it was. It causes the sling to form...
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    Kifaru Stryker

    As i mentioned before, i decided to just build one. Here is the link to the build. https://www.rokslide.com/forums/threads/diy-stryker-clone.161197/&share_tid=161197&share_fid=45046&share_type=t&link_source=app Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    DIY Stryker Clone

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    DIY Stryker Clone

    When kifaru released the stryker, i liked it immediately. The price seemed very reasonable and i almost just bought one. But my frugality and diy spirit won once again. Just like every project for me, design seems to be the most time consuming part. I have grown to prefer to design every...
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    Kifaru Stryker

    Here is a potential mod for you guys. I ended up just building a stryker instead of buying one. I wanted to be able to get more use out of it and sometimes i dont need a frame. So i added a piece of shock cord to roll up the panel and built a set of removable shoulder straps. Still gotta add the...
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    Kifaru Stryker

    I tend to agree. At least have attachment points on the side so you could add a pocket or bottle holder. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Questions for the knife makers out there

    I would not call myself a knife maker but i have made several knives that i use exclusivley for animal breakdown. I prefer to repurpose steel for a few reasons. Im cheap, i find it more satisfying, and i can harden it myself with a torch. Like you said, belt options is a factor. But a 2" belt...
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    Anybody use a design program?

    I use sketchup for shelters but good ole pencil and paper for everything else. Unless you are super fluent in a drawing program, pencil and paper will win almost every time. The reason i use sketchup for shelters is that i can draw some measurements to what i want and then measure the unknowns...
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