Holy cow! Took me a while to read that one. Sadly No I cannot build guns where I live(Canada) but I like your ideas. The Camp tool seems like one I could make with some help from my friends. I'll check with them and will post pics as soon as we can.Not sure what materials you work with or skill sets you have, but here are some custom items I'd like to see made.
Compiled custom equipment ideas list:
Quality first and foremost. Suitability to the task, multi-purpose if possible, finally light weight.
Custom Main Battle Rifle (7.62x51 MBR): adjustable gas piston select fire action with non-reciprocating ambidextrous charging handle, auto hold open on empty magazine. Ambidextrous bolt release. Ambidextrous safety. Forward assist. M-14 stripper clip guide and M-14 sights. 22” barrel with the tri-compensator of the BM-59/62 with bayonet lug to take a custom 12” OKC-3S style bayonet. A full length barrel-in-line polymer stock with pistol grip and integrated picatinny rails that don’t interfere with the stripper clip feed. Accept a bipod. Use M-14 free fall magazines with bolt hold open followers, and have an ambidextrous magazine release.
Custom ‘Scout’ Rifle: .350 Remington Magnum lever action rifle based on the combined features of the Savage 99, Browning BLR, & Johnson 1941 rifle, w/Integrally suppressed 20" barrel, off-set stripper clip loading 10-round rotary magazine with cutoff, ghost ring peep sights, Leupold Mark 4 1-3x14 CQ-T QD scope on receiver on see-through mount w/ATN PS40-4 Night Vision front scope system, three point sling on push-button swivels, polymer Mannlicher fore stock w/attachment for custom 12" OKC-3S bayonet, polymer in-line butt stock w/internal recoil reducer and recoil reducing butt pad, 24-round tip out butt stock shell carrier w/20-rounds + 4 .380 ACP adapters
Custom leather LBE system: 2½” lined leather gun belt with leather H-suspenders and QD backpack. Pouches for .350 Magnum stripper clips, holster for .50GI pistol, quad pistol magazine case, knife sheath, saber hanger, survival kit pouch, Bottle pouch
Backup Rifle: Same as above except in .308 w/.32 ACP adapters for small game.
Hi-cap handguns: .50 GI weapons similar to the Para-Ordnance P-14/P-12/P-10 series w/9/8/7 round standard magazines and 20-round & 30-round extended magazines. Extra barrel, slide, and magazines for .45ACP for each. One for carry and one spare. Plenty of magazines.
Custom .50GI ammunition in addition to FMJ: shot shell, red flare, white flare, green flare
Four custom Bond Derringer frames with .50GI & .45 ACP barrels
Other weapons: A pair of inexpensive 3-barrel 12 gauge shotgun with a Whippet version based on Armsport 2900 Trilling three-barrel 12-gauge shotguns cut down to whippets. Sets of 20-ga, .45 Colt, .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, 9mmP, & .22RF adapters. Similar pair in 20 gauge and
A new shotgun shell: 20mm bore, 1½” long rimless brass case, with slight crimp over top wad
Custom Dual purpose Shotgun for 20mm 1½” shotgun shells: adjustable gas operating system, switchable side eject, box magazines (2-round for migratory birds, 4-round for other hunting, 10-round for defense), (20-round and 30-round drum magazines for defense), easy switch barrels (18.1”, 24”, 26”) with ventilated Poly-Chokes, switchable pistol grip/straight line grip, folding stock with internal recoil reducer and recoil reducing butt pad
Custom hunting gun (fancy): Peter Hofer funfling. 12-ga x 12-ga w/.375 H&H Mag over .30-’06 over .22 Hornet. Carved fancy wood stock, engraved and inlaid metalwork. 20-ga chamber adapters for the 12-ga barrels. Swarovski Z6 2.5-15x56 scope on see through mounts. Peep sights. Custom carved leather sling w/flush QD swivels. Custom leather money belt w/12 gauge ammunition slide, .375 H&H Magnum/.30-‘06/.22 Hornet ammunition slide.
Custom hunting gun: An inexpensive (relatively speaking) version of a Peter Hofer funfling. 12-ga x 12-ga w/.375 H&H Mag over .30-’06 over .22 Hornet. Carved fancy wood stock, engraved and inlaid metalwork. 20-ga chamber adapters for the 12-ga barrels. Swarovski Z6 2.5-15x56 scope on see through mounts. Peep sights. Custom carved leather sling w/flush QD swivels. Custom leather money belt w/12 gauge ammunition slide, .375 H&H Magnum/.30-‘06/.22 Hornet ammunition slide.
Main blades: Pair of custom Damascus steel Mediterranean bowie knives w/12” blades and black walnut scales.
A custom Damascus steel Batangas knife, Mediterranean bowie style, w/8" exposed blade and 12" blade exposed when the scales are folded back. Think butterfly knife on steroids.
Custom Swiss Army Knives:
Small game, fish, & fowl SAK w/trailing point skinning blade, blunt tip slitting blade, fish scaling blade (w/hook extractor & line guide), gut hook/spoon, split shot tool, spey point jointing blade, clip point utility blade. Cartridge extractor hook, pushpin push pin, choke tube wrench
Survivor SAK w/clip point blade, whistle, replaceable magnesium bar & ferro rod, magnesium scraper/ferro rod striker (removable), wood saw, button compass, file, carbide knife sharpener w/replaceable edges. handle socket for fire drill.
Camp SAK w/scissors, can opener (w/large screwdriver), bottle opener (w/small screw driver), twist key can opener (w/Phillips screw driver), classic beer can opener, corkscrew (w/fine screw driver), toothpick, tweezers, clip point blade, serrated blade, magnifying lens, tent stake puller
Weapons support SAK w/push pin push pin, choke tube wrench, set of allen wrenches, set of gun turn screws, cartridge extractor,
Bushcraft multi-tool (all tools lock, 4 main blades open without opening tool)
Combo pliers w/replaceable cutting bars, wood saw w/set teeth, metal saw w/set teeth, wood rasp one side/metal file other, clip point blade, serrated sheep’s foot blade, large scissors, V-wrench, hex bit holder, awl w/sharp edge & sewing eye, metal punch, fire steel striker, utility hook for pulling tent stakes and other uses, handle socket for fire drill
Custom BOB multi-tool
Large clip point locking blade
Medium serrated sheep’s foot locking blade
medium needle nose pliers w/medium wirecutters & wire terminal crimp notch
can opener w/large screwdriver
bottle opener w/medium screwdriver (flat)
can twist key opener w/medium Phillips screwdriver
cork screw w/fine screwdriver (flat)
t-handle puller hook (tent pegs, tent pole pins, etc)
medium leather/metal punch point/scribe point w/thread slot
medium pivot-bar type wrench: http://www.myark.com/ (caution - loud after a few seconds)
fine pivot-bar type wrench
wire stripper notched blade
screw starter spiral point
tinder pocket w/wet fire tinder
knife sharpener/fire steel striker http://www.benchmade.com/products/983902X
A purpose built SAK and multi-tool combo with purpose built sheaths containing additional items specifically for camping/hunting.
Bushcraft multi-tool (all tools lock, 4 main blades open without opening tool)
Combo pliers w/replaceable cutting bars
Wood saw w/set teeth
Metal saw w/set teeth
Wood rasp one side/metal file other
Clip point blade
Serrated sheepsfoot blade
Hex bit holder
Awl w/sharp edge & sewing eye
Utility hook for pulling tent stakes and other uses
Handle socket for fire drill
Multipurpose sheath w/leather shoe lace for fire bow drill
Crank LED flashlight using 2 replaceable rechargeable Lithium AA Batteries
A wind up, capacitor type LED headlamp.
A new, enhanced Night Watch type tripwire perimeter alarm, or purpose built outdoor perimeter alarm using modern technology with wind up energy source.
A multipurpose vented type umbrella walking stick that can be converted to collect rain water and be used as a weapon and small shelter.
A stool that is lighter and smaller than the current alternatives. Just a stool, not a full blown chair. Similar in concept to the triangular leather ones with pockets in the corners that three legs, connected in the center, were inserted into. Modern, lightweight materials, especially if it could have other purposes as well, would be nice.
Custom hand cart: Cabela’s Super Magnum style game cart style. Dual no-flat 26” wheels. Foldable. Custom Hardigg waterproof containers. Pulk and inflatable raft carried on top. Floats even when overloaded. External tie points for piling on additional gear. Brackets for long handled shovel and a double-bit axe. Vertical posts for to run support cord for awning, etc. Quick release/break-away waist band hitch with automatic brake. Kick stands. Bicycle hitch, side hangers for Hardigg gun cases.
Custom two-person Baker tent of double wall silnylon material w/tub floor, awning, no-see-um netting, & privacy wings. Self-supporting aluminum frame. Can use site cut poles if needed. Plenty of 550 cord and a variety of stakes for different ground conditions.
Custom one-person Whelen tent of silnylon material w/floor, no-see-um netting. Self-supporting aluminum frame. Can use site cut poles if needed. Plenty of 550 cord and a variety of stakes for different ground conditions.
Custom six component sleep system: All Quallofil insulation. Oversize semi-mummy configuration. Light liner inner bag, medium main bag, heavy outer bag, bivy bag, self-inflating sleep pad. 70F to -50F in various combinations. Includes Quallofil pillow.
Water treatment: Two customized 1,000,000 gallon water purifier systems based on Sawyer’s Point Zero Two micron absolute water purifier cartridges w/Silt-stopper pre-filters & Katadyn activated charcoal post filter. Hydration bag kit, bottle kit, n-line kit, & pump kit for each. Four spare purifier units & spare Silt-stopper filters and activated charcoal
Customized Yaesu FT-897D Amateur radio. Wide band modifications to include full RX/TX on CB, Business Band, Air Band, Marine VHF and HF bands, and the Public Service bands along with the Amateur bands. Custom case with 2 spare batteries and solar battery charger, Miracle Ducker antenna, 6-reel Yo-Yo antenna, ATAS-25 portable antenna, and custom multiband pedestrian antenna.
Custom clothing: Twenty-four sets khaki color, military khaki style field clothing. Long sleeve shirts with two button down flap pockets, button down collar, 8-button placket, long tails, sleeve pencil pockets, inside double elbows, center back pleat, and epaulets. Long pants with button down rear flap pockets, two-slash front pockets, 2 watch pockets, 2” belt loops, blousing tapes on leg hems, inside double knees, and 8 suspender buttons.
Six sets lightweight cotton blend for hot weather.
Six sets medium weight cotton blend for warm weather.
Six sets in silk lined medium weight washable wool for cool weather.
Six sets in unlined heavy wool for use with silk long johns for cold weather.
Custom hooded poncho made from heavy sylnylon, snap up rear extension for pack, lots of grommets & snaps, Quallofill insulated hooded liner
Wool cardigan sweater.
Custom silk lined leather bomber jacket w/epaulets, two front cargo pockets w/side entry hand warmer pockets, two inside pockets, leather cuffs, leather waistband, twill and lamb’s wool removable liners & collars, and hood.
Custom silk lined leather bush jacket w/epaulets, two large front cargo pockets w/side entry hand warmer pockets, two small front cargo pockets, two inside pockets, leather cuffs, leather waistband, lamb’s wool removable liner, collar, and hood.
Custom wool bibs and jacket for severe weather
Custom wool hooded Great Coat for extreme weather
Custom silk lined leather drover’s coat with hood & removable lamb’s wool liner for wet/rainy times/area
Custom boots: Two pairs custom 18” shotgun boots w/vibram soles. Pair of custom leather lamb’s wool lined over boots with insulated rubber bottoms. Two pairs custom moccasins, one lined, one unlined. Pair of NEOS over boots.
Custom hat: Wide-brimmed leather hat w/silk lining. Leather sweatband attached chin strap. Neck warmer attachment, crown warmer, and waterproof cover.
Custom gloves: Two pairs custom light leather gloves, two pair medium leather gloves w/twill lining, two pair of fur lined heavy leather gloves, pair of heavy fur mittens. Plus 6 pairs of plain jersey gloves
Custom suspenders: All leather H-pattern button on suspenders w/derringer holster on each side.
Custom pants belt: 2” Leather with brass buckle for derringer. 18” inner zip pouch.