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    Default Bushcraft Bandolier (the "Wookie").

    I designed and fabricated the Wookie for beating through the doghair thick black spruce and alder forests of Interior Alaska. It fits close to the body and carries all your basics. The knife sheath can very quickly be changed out (it also has several carry options), and the H2o sleeve can be easily changed out for a pouch option.

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    The knife sheath set up is easy to remove or change.

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    Add strap for hip-carry.

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    Basic Gear.

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    Thats some nice leatherworking

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    Default Double cool.

    Some remarkable leather smithing, looks great.

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    Haha that's a pretty sweet rig my friend, and one heck of a leather project to take on!

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    Chewie would be proud.

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    I like it, I want to go to Alaska so bad.

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    Default The Wookie Prototype

    This was the first bandolier that I made, and I gave it to my good friend Colin Barnard (of Alaska Range Bushcrafters). It was made from garage sale leather, and all I had for tools at that time was some needles, rusty 4-prong lacing punch, and a utility knife..I was immediately hooked (less than one month later, I really started investing in some leather working tools).

    It all started off as drawing and couple cereal boxes taped together.

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    Colin with the original Wookie.

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    That's a well made and very well thought out design. The fact that it's modular is just icing on the cake.

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    Interesting... I like the "local" solution to your local vegetation, and wonder if something like that might work in our "doghair thick" greenbriar/raspberry/holly/grapevine tangles... Nice work!
    "Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you." John Muir

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    Default Awesome job

    That is a great looking rig!

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