[DIY] How to throw a bunch of flashlights into a single bag, worry free.

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[DIY] How to throw a bunch of flashlights into a single bag, worry free.

Heres a solution Ive come up with to carry a bunch of lights in a single pouch while keeping them protected and still easy to retrieve and put back.
Its fairly simple to make if you know how to use a sewing machine.
I made this for free by repurposing material from an old duffel bag.


























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Edited by: CRC on 12/26/2021 - 00:02
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That’s a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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Noice.

I should’ve gotten more “tool rolls” when I had the chance. I got one for tools but didn’t know if anything’d just fall out if tipped, so didn’t get more. Still kicking myself. At least those were rubberised on the inside, and had the strings to tie around it when rolled up, to keep it secure.

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i have only premium lol ights
they all come with original holsters
just awesome

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Thanks for the advice, I immediately put my wife to work with the sewing machine.

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Fedtro wrote:

Thanks for the advice, I immediately put my wife to work with the sewing machine.


Is she happy to work the day after Xmas? Innocent
Anyway that Idea is apprecciated and useful
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That’s pretty keen. Thanks for the idea.

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Excellent idea, protects ano and glass lenses.
I have used some holsters but they move around a lot and i only have a couple. And they only provide partial protection.

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Neat project I may try this

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Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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Nice work there, I have something similar it cost me £7.99 on ebay but has larger pockets and they zip up, then roll up with a carry strap.

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G0OSE wrote:
Nice work there, I have something similar it cost me £7.99 on ebay but has larger pockets and they zip up, then roll up with a carry strap. !https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtHKhyUX_VSJgukb...!

Yeah I also got a similar one from AliExpress but unfortunately one of the zippers broke already…

Really nice execution of that roll though! Clean and rather simple but very useful indeed!

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that is a great idea.
however, i lack the skills
and the sewing machine.

currently, i use an old one of these:

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Brilliant! Thanks!

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turkeydance wrote:
currently, i use an old one of these:

I had one of those, also in camo.

After a while, I couldn’t find it.

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Lightbringer wrote:
turkeydance wrote:
currently, i use an old one of these:

I had one of those, also in camo.

After a while, I couldn’t find it.


The camo worked too well Big Smile

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Exactly. It’s like The Predator.

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Thanks for the idea. Now gonna look up these tool roll ups

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Thanks everyone.
Im pretty happy with it.
Ive been using it for a lot of different things in a variety of ways over the past week or however long its been since I posted this.
Its pretty useful, and ive made a few more of them.
I may post some pics.

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for off the shelf options..

grab bags may also be of interest

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jon_slider wrote:
for off the shelf options..

grab bags may also be of interest

Nice!
This looks like it would function VERY similarly to what ive made.

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the idea came from Tactical_Grizzly

graintex_grab_bag_with_18_individual_pockets:
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Aha, very nice.
I have reasons I would actually prefer what ive made though.
Im trying to figure out how to share some photos that show its true potential.

Edit: Or rather, how to photograph it. I know how to share the photos once theyre taken.

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Heres a photo of my first attemp, my second attempt (the one posted above) and my third one.

They also fold up quite neat.

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I grew up listening to heavy metal, and through out highschool, I looked the part.
Meaning I made and wore patch jackets! And thats how I learned to sew.
At first by hand, and eventually learned how to use the machine that was always in our house.

Its actually really easy to just stick a patch to something.
And all im doing to make this “roll” is the same basic, stick on piece of material to another kind of thing.
Theres no inside out and backwards thinking like I imagine there might be with sewing clothing or backpacks or something more complex.
You dont really have to measure anything either.

Im going to try and put together a little photo tutorial of the steps, but no promises.
That woul show why you dont need to mesure anything though.
And theres definitely no math involved.

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nice work, thanks for posting photos

suggestion, if the pockets were shorter, you could see the lights when the roll is open.

Could add a flap that goes over the tops of the lights before rolling up. As in this Knife Roll:
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If the pockets are shorter the tops of the lights can rub eachother though.
Im still experimenting with sizes.
RIght now I like the dimensions of the purple one I posted above.
I also dont want a flap on mine because I like the open top for easy access.
But I am thinking of making one anyway just to try it it and know for sure.

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CRC wrote:
If the pockets are shorter the tops of the lights can rub eachother though.

actually no, the flap goes over the heads, on the inside of the roll

in any case, Im happy you are happy
I do not own a sewing machine.. nor do I carry that many lights..

I use one of these pouches to carry a couple of lights in a way that prevents them rubbing together..:

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pic is a link to more edc pouches

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Great ideas in this post thanks for posting. We do have a sewing machine but neither the wife nor I know how to use it so I opted for purching the one with seperate zippers looks good. This is going to be great packing my torches to go camping with! Being able to hang it too double bonus!