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FerozeK
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Apr 03, 2014 08:58 |  #1

I mostly use my Lowepro Fastpack 350 to cart my gear around. Most of my stuff fits ok in the bottom section and the loose stuff goes in the top. Its the various power cables and usb's that's now a rats nest that's beginning to annoy me. Fitting it in the included pouch is really not working. I have rolls of those velcro cable ties, it works fine for my drills and stuff but it soon gets covered in fluff and crap.

Post some pics of how you managing your cables neatly to give me some ideas please.




  
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Apr 03, 2014 09:07 |  #2

I use these:

http://smile.amazon.co​m …eywords=nite+iz​e+gear+tie (external link)

http://smile.amazon.co​m …eywords=nite+iz​e+gear+tie (external link)

And then put them in this:

http://smile.amazon.co​m …fRID=16RP9MQHX5​D4FNATX4JJ (external link)

Then there's this (haven't tried these myself):

http://smile.amazon.co​m …ink+tank+cable+​management (external link)


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Apr 03, 2014 09:50 |  #3

+1 for Nite Ize, I bought the assorted tube and throw it in my car when I'm on shoots, the 12" come in handy and the 3" and 6" are great for cable management


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Apr 03, 2014 11:49 |  #4

These are cool:

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Apr 03, 2014 11:54 |  #5

I also have a grid-it. Cool idea, but I don't use it as much as I thought I would.

Also have one of these and I use it quite a bit.

http://www.amazon.com …fRID=0ACR39G1A0​66H1DN0911 (external link)


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Apr 03, 2014 12:11 |  #6

Now for the ghetto solution:

http://www.wikihow.com …let-Paper-Cable-Organizer (external link)

I like it! Though I might find a smaller box....

Come to think of it, you can buy an 8ft length of PVC cheap at your local hardware store and cut lengths to fit.... More durable and not as ghetto :)




  
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Apr 03, 2014 14:36 |  #7

That Skooba looks good...thanks

The toilet paper tubes.....um..yeah thanks but no thanks :lol:




  
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Apr 03, 2014 19:47 |  #8

Vetteography wrote in post #16807049 (external link)
Now for the ghetto solution:

http://www.wikihow.com …let-Paper-Cable-Organizer (external link)

I like it! Though I might find a smaller box....

Come to think of it, you can buy an 8ft length of PVC cheap at your local hardware store and cut lengths to fit.... More durable and not as ghetto :)

Very cool, I am going to get some. Thanks




  
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Apr 04, 2014 07:41 |  #9

FerozeK wrote in post #16807369 (external link)
That Skooba looks good...thanks

The toilet paper tubes.....um..yeah thanks but no thanks :lol:

Cheaper version: http://www.amazon.com …fRID=1EC4N1FR8M​CMJ1D5RM3Q (external link)


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Apr 04, 2014 08:06 |  #10

I took my own suggestion and went out to the garage, had some PVC laying around and cut them to 4.25 inch sections. This is about the right size if you were to roll a cable around your open palm.

Pretty? No, but I think I like this for longer term storage.

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Apr 04, 2014 08:26 |  #11

^^^Very nice!


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Apr 04, 2014 09:37 |  #12

I don't have one myself currently, but one option that I've used in the past to help friends organize and sort cables (and other small objects) is to use pieces of cheap canvas and a Speedy Stitcher (Google it. Awesome tool).

You can do them as flat backed panels using two sheets of canvas, one longer than the other, or just fold one sheet over on itself to stitch up the sides. Coil each cable you plan to store and use them as spacers. Start at one end of the 'bag', and adjust the pouch so things fit nicely. Remove the cable before you start actually stitching. Use the canvas itself as a line rule and try to keep things straight.

Make the 'back' of the pouch longer so you have a flap to fold over the top, then add velcro, snaps, buttons, laces, or whatever your favourite simple fastener is. Take some extra time and 'embroider' labels on each in block lettering. Doesn't take much practice to make things look very neat and professional, just keep things lined up square.

These make excellent 'sub-storage' units that are fairly flexible and even act as basic padding for other gear once stuffed with flexible cables.


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Apr 06, 2014 04:43 |  #13

Vetteography wrote in post #16809111 (external link)
I took my own suggestion and went out to the garage, had some PVC laying around and cut them to 4.25 inch sections. This is about the right size if you were to roll a cable around your open palm.

Pretty? No, but I think I like this for longer term storage.

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My apologies, the way you've showed it now is actually pretty neat :cool:

It certainly does add another option, I'm thinking I can use one of those long kids lunch tins and put the tubes sideways so it fits in the bag

Thanks bud




  
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Apr 06, 2014 06:34 |  #14

FerozeK wrote in post #16813015 (external link)
My apologies, the way you've showed it now is actually pretty neat :cool:

It certainly does add another option, I'm thinking I can use one of those long kids lunch tins and put the tubes sideways so it fits in the bag

Thanks bud

Glad you like it. I think what I like most is how easy it is to expand... don't have to buy another organizer that I might half fill, just add a couple of tubes.




  
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Apr 06, 2014 08:42 as a reply to  @ Vetteography's post |  #15

I use these, except Pooh and Hello Kitty (not trolling). :p

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