So before embarking on my trip I created a handy shoulder strap that could be attached to my bag. My first gear hack! It's simple, it's easy, and it's just common sense - but aren't these the qualities of some of the best things in life?
- Buy four feet of webbing off the spool from your favorite gear shop. I prefer webbing over other rope because it's nice and smooth. Cost ~$2.50 Or better yet, if you have something appropriate lying around just use that.
- Tie ends of webbing together with the secure knot of your choice. I used a fisherman's knot. And by "I" obviously I mean that I had MM do it. He's much more knowledgeable about knots being a climber and all.
- When in use, loop the webbing through the velcro on the bar bag.
- When not in use, store inside the bar bag.
So there you have it, just a simple gear hack that any of you intelligent people could have thought up on your own, but something you might want to consider before heading out on a tour. I really did find this to be sooooo useful.