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on: October 07, 2011 10:41:12 PM 
Started by suereal, Message by suereal
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I had been trying to think of what to make as soon as I saw this challenge.  I LOVE tape of all kinds (as anyone who has gotten a package from me can attest to) so I have a large assortment of duct tape, which mostly I just hoard.  So the opportunity to actual USE some of my stash was oooo so tempting.  It took me a bit to decide/find/discover what to make, but eventually I realized I needed a new belt.  And since I had bought a wicked belt buckle several years ago at a garage sale that had no belt to go with it, I thought I'd work with that.  It is a very distinctive belt buckle though, so I chose to make it into a changeable belt, so I could use which ever belt buckle I wanted to at the time.  And since I was thinking versatile and changeable, I also thought I would make it a reversible belt as well.  SO now I had a punk/rad/hippie belt...

This last belt buckle was what inspired me to start..and you may notice the extra addition.  That is my "survival" tool kit.  It has nearly everything I might need in a regular emergency.  No, I can't use it to make a fire, but it has all my favo mini tools and several more things.

Here's the outside all by it's self

And here it is open.  It has..
1.  Spool of waxed thread
2.  Small bungee cord
3.  2 small bull clips
4.  Crank flash light in a small tin
5.  1 water activated cloth tablet (in foil in tin)
6.  Small locking box knife
7.  Folding pliers with philips and flat head screw drivers, 2 bottle openers/pry tools, file, knife, and saw
8.  Four band aids
9.  3 needles
10. 4 aspirin(in foil)
11.  Flat head screw driver disk
12.  Fine point scissors
13.  13 safety pins
15.  Sharpie
16.  Small note pad
I used my favo Adirondack snaps.  They are large and have a nice heavy grip to them

It all came out nice and thin, which makes me very happy.  I used a few long prong studs to make sure the duct tape stuck to the zipper, and I used some glue inside to help the vinyl to stick to the zipper on the inside, but I didn't stitch the zipper.  It's originally adhered by the tape alone. 

This is my favo part.  I made sure and left some room at the head of the zipper, to make a small opening to be able to pop up a few things I pick up on my adventures.  I'm a magpie by nature, and can't help but pick up the odd knickknack (lot's of folks call it junk) on my travels.

And I used all but one of my duct tapes in this construction.  Some of them are not visible.  I used the green tape to reinforce the belt and the blue one to reinforce the tool kit.  I chose the bright silver duct tape for the kit because I wanted to be able to find it in a flash...beside it makes me feel like a super hero some how Grin

Thanks for looking!

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