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As folks here are aware, I often think so far out the box, I rate as freerange at times. Anyway the other day while watching a batman video, I got to thinking about the cool utility belt he had so I made one for working my homeplace.

I took a shoulder harness cumberbun back brace I use and added a few modifications. I added pouches around the outside waist wrap and shoulder harness to hold my leatherman, , small first aid tin, lineman cutter pliers, work gloves water bottle, hand trowel and cultivator, a few plastic bags and a nylon mesh bag, 10 ft length of 1/4 inch nylon clothes line and 6 inch stick handle ( great for making a rope sling to carry wood, limbs , emergency livestock lead or snake bite /cut tournequet, etc) and a battery operated dremel tool and a few attachments. I also added two rings at the back to clip a hunting vest style pouch if i need the extra carry capacity.

My entire belt weighs just over 5 pounds when loaded and contains most everything I need to do quick fixes without returning to the house when Im outside. I added the pouches so as not to interfere with the backbrace operation when I have to cich it up to protect my back and family jewels.

Now I leave it hanging on the hook by the door and just throw it on loose as I go out to propagate my trees or check my garden.

Best part is it keeps the bib of my overalls from making me look like Jane Russell :)
 

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Shrek said:
Best part is it keeps the bib of my overalls from making me look like Jane Russell :)
Your age is showing Shrek (grins)


All of this inspiration from a Batman video. Very impressive. :)
 

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Jane was still doing bra commercials in the 60s and 70s and Mae West still looked good to us teenagers then too :)
 

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Ya have to add a grappling hook with some wire so you can scale walls when needed. Also a flashlight with an Ogre shaped filter so you can send up a Shrek Signal.
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man... i thought i was alone on the utility belt.

leatherman
little maglight
work gloves
water bottle that straps on
25 feet of parachute cable
climbing '******* (they're more useful than you would think)
various tools make it in and out of the set up
and a harmonica or a jaw harp (just in case)
 

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I keep a military web belt (with 'H' suspenders) with Woodsman's Pal machete, Cold Steel Bushman knife (makes a great impromptu pole saw for those really high branches), a Leatherman Wave tool, fencing pliers, pouch with fence staples, and two 1 quart canteens when we do our annual road cleaning at the ranch.

Must look and sound like a packhorse when doing the job (I know I smell like a DEAD packhorse when I'm done for the day :haha: ), but it leaves my hands free for the mattock and bow saw. Its this or drive the truck every couple of hundred yards and load / unload each time.
 

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Ive got a bag hanging on the back of my wheelchair that I load up with all the usual useful tools and goodies that I need in a day as I work. Im thinking I might get one of those little tool racks that you mount on the garage wall and modify it to hang on the handles of the chair. Then I could carry a rake, hoe and spade too without too much trouble. I can even carry a few fence posts or a few 2x4s by sliding them between the bottom of the seat and the double x brace of the chair.
Somedays I look like an old peddlers wagon. :p
 

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I love inventive homesteaders...

Shrek signal.... HAHAHAHAHAHA... I can TOTALLY see that!

Question is... who would answer it??
 

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William Hung would be proud... (American Idol for those who don't know)

He moves,
He moves,
He BANGS

:haha:
SBJ
 
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