22 January 2011

Waxed Canvas Gathering Bag

I use a canvas bag to gather things around camp or on the way from a camp, everything from edibles to tender, twigs and so on.

I decided to wax the current bag I am using, making it waterproof and more durable.

Pretty simple process, nothing complicated.

Materials, including a Wounded Warrior Project canvas bag, a melting pot, some parafin wax, fuel, stove, bristle brush and a cardboard box to lay the bag on as you apply the wax.

Melting the wax.

Beginning application. All I did was brush it on while it was good and hot. Made sure the canvas was saturated.

Continue application.

Finished and it stands on its own, heavily waxed.

Folded flat for transport.


  1. Hello! Just found your blog and I am enamored with it! have to read all your back entries. I'm curious: did you wax the inside of the bag as well?

    1. Hi Jonathan,

      No I just did the exterior and it worked out fine. Still use that bag from time to time. Thanks for the question and kind words.

    2. Great! Thanks! Got a good project for my next day off!