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[pct-l] Re: Water Bags

Mara wrote about the Dromedary bags and leaking. I use the liners for the 
Platypus bags, the 3 liter wide mouth, zip lock opening ones. I got a pinhole 
leak at a lower flex point after 75-80 miles in the G4 mesh side pocket. 

On my last trip, when the drip-drip-drip down the back of the right leg 
developed, cleaned the pinhole leak area with stove alcohol and applied about 
a 1/2 inch by 1 inch strip of Frost King Weatherseal Tape (Thermwell Products 
Co.) I got from Home Depot in L.A. This fixed it and I don't know how long it 
will last. I have cleaned a path on the side of the bag with alcohol and 
stuck on a 2 inch by 4 inch piece of this stuff for future need. 

Hope this helps. Incidentally, this product is no longer carried by Home 
Depot, which is why I give the mfg's name. It is a standard "all weather" 
tape carried in many hardware stores. I also carry a plastic cap with the 
hole for this bag since it looks flimsy and could be miserable if it cracks 
in the middle of somewhere.

Todd in Tarzana.
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