Sometimes I see modular platforms which include PALs loops wider than standard. It’s obviously GoRuck (1.9-2″ wide) and discontinued BOGear products (no info).
I’ve always wondered if it is rational in terms of convenience. One day I tried to figure the most versatile PALs loop width with aim to attach any pouches centered – with even and odd number of loops on them.
Surprisingly, the needed width is 2,625″ – 1,75 times wide than standard 1,5″ wide PALs loop.
Just made a prototype photos for EDCforums member:
1: clear PALs
2: Hook strip (coyote) under the PALs, ruler over the strip
3: Loop strip (white) begins to sneak into PALs
4: Ruler removed, hook&loop done
5: Patch attached
Thanks 144:1 for inspiration. Sorry if offended.
The necessity for a method to attach standard buckles for a PALs platform is obvious to me. So I’ve played with an idea to combine G-hook and T-shape adapter in one accessory unit.
Sorry for crappy pics, as usual.
Simply put, it is a wrapper around PALs loop, which is fastened with DTMF closure.
Last year(s) I made some translations from English to Russian. I strongly believe that these materials are important and educating, so here is the list in the original language.
Redditnet Guide to Extreme EmComm by NS0S
Emcomm AAR by ARFCOMer Planemaker
Radio monitoring for the beginners
From the beginning: communications monitoring
On-scene tactical SIGINT
all by Sparks31 (link, mirror and another sources lost)
Radio Communication for Preppers
Personal Commo Quick Reference Guide
Had a boatload of things to take care of. Showing some beta-version.
Widely known pack inserts, or organisational boards, have variuous features, so I want to make one to be suited to my specific needs.
I want to have a possibilities:
- hold A4 papers in the flat pocket
- attach modular pouches to the front PALs
- put rigid insert
- (later) have a compatibility with Tom Bihn “Rails” system, Matroskya and TAD attachments
Here is a prototype made from (s)crap materials, as clothing fabrics. So, it has terrible sagging on the top of open pocket due to the weight of pouch with thermos.
My plan is to make V-shaped entrance to flat pocket in the next prototype, so pocket wouldn’t sag.
Sorry for long lack of posts, I’m still here and even reading the blogroll.
I’ve seen at least two commercial solutions which put velcro surface over the PALs surface. Can’t believe it could happen.
To make a single-cell wide three inches height velcro attachment point we need:
- strip of loop velcro 6 (six) inches long and 1 (one) inch wide;
- strip of hook velcro 3 (three) inches long and 1 (one) inch wide;
- strip of paper about 4 inches long and about 1.25 inches wide.
Slip a hook strip under the PALs, slip a piece of paper over it, put a loop strip over the PALs and slip its ends under the PALs over the paper. Pull out the paper. Ha! Kiss your PALs goodbye, you’ll never get them back again, velcro will stay forever on them. Though, narrow knife or ruler can help, but it is questionably.