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Re: [at-l] Cheap & safe pack cover
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Cheap & safe pack cover
- From: Tim Hewitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 10:08:59 -0500
- Organization: Fairchild Semiconductor
Although I have nothing against the garbage bag approach, I switched to a $10,
coated nylon pack cover a few years ago and even with hard use it's still in
Before my purchase, I snagged a trash-bag pack cover on a downed tree limb,
rendering it useless on a particularly wet hike (5 days of constant rain). Being
out with a number of inexperienced hikers on this trip, my spare trash bags had
alrady been turned into makeshift ponchos and pack covers for others who were
not as prepared as I was. I ended up with the water in my pack - not them. Go figure.
My new motto when it comes to gear is that I'm frugal, but I'm not cheap :).
-Paddler (100 days and counting!)
> I always line my pack with garbage bags. But a cover outside to me is a must.
> To safe $ and weight use lawn-size bags. For hunting season safety, use the
> bright orange Lawn Pumpkin type they sell at Halloween. The day after
> Halloween is a great time to buy them on sale.
> take care
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