[pct-l] Pack Waterproofing
kdpo at pacbell.net
Sun Feb 17 21:47:51 CST 2008
over several hikes we have used:
Garbage bags as pack covers - they tend to rip on tree branches
commercial pack cover - water soaked in between my back and the pack; wasn't
effective for me
poncho - eventually things get wet under a poncho
trash compactor bags - seem to be the best thing we've tried.
XXL Ziplock bags - saw them. Thought the zipper might come open eventually.
We use ponchos over us and the backpack. It serves as a first line of
defense. Our sleeping bags get stuffed into compactor bags first thing in
the morning & come out at night. We also put our clothes in gallon ziplocks.
These ziplocks get changed out every few weeks with new ones. Since we mail
each days food in a gallon ziplock we tend to have them around. The
ziplocks also make good garbage bags.
Our bottom line is if you want to keep something dry put IT in a reliably
dry bag. Packs eventually get soaked somewhere along the line.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Keener" <lists at oldmanwalking.net>
To: "PCT MailingList" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 7:04 PM
Subject: [pct-l] Pack Waterproofing
By the number of posts I've made tonight, you might well suspect that
I am going through the gear box, and you would be right.
I am considering several alternatives for pack protection:
- XXL Ziplock bags as a pack liner
- commercial pack cover
- garbage bags
- trash compactor bags
What has your experience been?
Jim Keener ( J J )
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