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[at-l] Re: Pack Covers
- Subject: [at-l] Re: Pack Covers
- From: Dan Grossman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 00:06:47 -0600 (CST)
I used a rather heavy pack cover for most of my hike last summer. I used
it even on sunny days figuring "what better place to put a pack cover
than covering a pack." Nothing in my pack ever got wet. The elastic in
it broke in several places about 10 weeks in. I threw the cover away.
During the last week, I hiked through a lot of wetness including one day
where the rain never stopped. Nothing in my pack ever got wet. So next
summer I'm going without a cover.
* External Frame Pack
* Religious use of plastic bags for everything in my pack. (Well, a few
exceptions: parachute cord, plastic groundcloth already folded, peanut
butter jar, sandals, trowel, et al.)
I would have a SMALL puddle of water build up in the bottom of my pack.
But I never had a bad experience from wet equipment.
As for the day of non-stop rain mentioned above, I'm not ashamed to say I
slept for 11 hours on the floor of the bathroom at Dahlgren Backpacker
Campground. And I never even found a way to turn out the light!
|Dan Grossman email@example.com "My opinions are always my own|
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