Bushcraft Canvas Tripod Chair

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  1. John from Alberta

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    I decided to sew myself a canvas tripod chair tonight. I made a slight change from most of the versions I’ve seen, and instead of sewing the bottom sleeve, I put a matching set of 5 grommets on there that can be lashed together around the cross beam. I did this because it always seemed to me that with a sewn sleeve you have to tie and untie the cross beam each time you want to setup the canvas, but with the grommets, you can just leave the tripod intact with the cross beam attached and unlash the grommets. It also means you Can use more variety in cross beam size since the sleeve size isn’t set. I’m heading out for some woods bumming on Friday and Sunday, so I’ll try to get pictures of it setup on one of those days.

    Size is about 47 x 23”

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    Looks good.
    You don't tie/lash the cross beam. Your weight holds it in place.
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    Yeah, I’ve seen it done both ways. Most of the versions I’ve seen had it lashed though, I think because then you have it set at whatever is the most comfortable height for you. :dblthumb:
     
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    Let's see if it's as good as his forest oven!
     
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    Interesting, very interesting.
     
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    Like the idea- looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the fit and function...
     
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    I poke a cross bar through and then either leave it free to ride up/down the bi- or tri-pod i'm set up on, or tie the cross bar off to a tree maybe 6-8' away, like you would the bar on a hammock... that's actually my favorite way, since you don't have to have a pod at all.

    different methods... all fascinating. if you reuse a site often and have a pod there, this would work very nicely, for the reasons you noted.

    be sure to seat the grommets with at least another layer of fabric as reinforcement, so they're less likely to tear out.
     
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    Ok, so I did a quick day-trip today and tested the chair out. I think I needed a bigger tripod, but it still worked ok. I didn't bother lashing the crossbeam today, but I think it definitely would've been more comfortable if I had. Next trip I'll find some longer logs for the the tripod.

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    That'll keep ur butt dry! :dblthumb:
     
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