Tumplines Alittle Different

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    jackley

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    Tumplines, Burden straps what ever you want to call them. Can be made in a variety of different ways.; Not just using basswood, hemp woven into one. Here are acouple made in different ways.

    First is a all leather one. GEDC0129.JPG GEDC0203.JPG
    Then there is one made from brain tanned elk and hemp rope. Which works just as well GEDC0205.JPG
    You see my kettle on the blanket this is how it is carried.( Sorry them thumbnail should have been the 2nd. pic.)
    Also what would be in the blanket role is 2 spare mocs., peas, alittle tea, two spare shirts, stocking cap and extra socks. Meat and most other items would be carried in a game bag.

    I also carry something most don't a fire chain. Saves on rope weighs nothing and takes up very little space. Its very easy to make.
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    Nice pictures.
    I have one almost identical to the 3rd picture. I find it a bit uncomfortable as i used thick leather.
    Really like your fire chain. :thumb:
     
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    And I thought this thread was going to be about our President. :)

    Seriously I like the fire chain, may have to make one. How long is yours? The trump lines are nice too.
     
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    The chain is 51" the links are approximately 2" they very.

    Jerry
     
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    Jerry,
    Thanks for posting the pics!
    I've been wanting an alternative to the finger woven types as that may take me a while to figure out
    Both are nice pieces, could I trouble you for some dimensions on the leather sections and the length/width on the hemp?
    Fire chain! Great idea, is it just a heavy gauge wire?
     
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    Very nicely done, I'm a fan of my hemp tumpline, very comfortable and another excellent period method of carry.
     
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    The chain is made from mechanics wire.
    The brow bands are 2" by 24" the rope is 10' each side. The leather tails are 8'.

    Jerry
     
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    Very nice Jackley! Like the chain too.

    As I ponder, I think I’m finally to that point in life where I hope I do not need a tumpline much anymore. Well for it’s intended purpose anyway. I generally use one now for a sash. Holds in my belly!:D
     
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    For all those out there that wonder what a fire chain is....whats a fire chain? o_O(i'd answer but dont wanna steal a thread etc.....)
     
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    Chain pot-holder that can be used with a tripod. The hook end holds the pot bail and the other end is wrapped around the tripod leaving the amount of chain desired to adjust for distance from the flame.
     
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    Thank you! (from the guys that wondered lol)
     
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    I carry a 3ft length of heavy hemp twine with a metal hook on the end to suspend my pot from a tripod.
     
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    I used to carry hemp twine. But a helpful child thought a bigger fire was needed and threw a bunch of grass and kindling in the fire and burnt the hemp and my kettle and peas went into the fire. Lesson learned.

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    Had that happen myself, but most of the stew stayed in the pot. Since I'm the one doing the cooking when on a Scout, I don't have too many complications (and I used thicker twine that I twisted 2-ply to make it stronger).
     
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    Thanks Jerry!!
    Is 19 gauge to heavy for the wire to make the chain?
     
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    The wire I used is rerod tying wire I got off a job when I worked construction in the early seventies .060" appox. 16ga. I had to find my Machinery's handbook to look it up but I think 19 ga. may be alittle light but make up a few lenghts and a hook and see if it will hold 20 lbs..

    Jerry
     
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    How long are the links, 2" ?
     
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    give or take 2"
     
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    Will do!!
    I see Home Despot carries it.
    I'll give it a go and report back
     
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    Azmtnman, I was among the unenlightened regarding the fire chain as well. Thanks for asking.
     

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