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Polycryo Elesticated Backpack cover :)


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    Gary Yelland
    Spectator

    @tacblades

    ok so now I have caught the polycryo bug

    Here is the next thing, backpack cover, channels made in the edge, threaded with 2mm bungee cord, and a cord toggle.

    The corners are turned in before channel so the shock cord is exposed at each corner, so I can stake it down for a mini ground sheet, or as a mini gear tarp :)

    turned out really nice, and no shocking color that came with my backpack lol.

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    #2181969
    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    Looks good. In prolonged rain, the pack will still get wet from seeping in from the exposed portion.

    #2195714
    Kenneth Kuan
    Spectator

    @kkcy93

    Have you tried using this? How is it turning out? And what tape did you use to make the channels?

    #2195717
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    One bush or branch and it's a goner. Good luck. Did you pre shrink it with heat or will you shrink wrap your pack?

    #2195769
    Gary Yelland
    Spectator

    @tacblades

    I haven't actually used it just experimenting with polycyro

    :)

    #2195793
    Kenneth Kuan
    Spectator

    @kkcy93

    What shape is the Polycryo itself? I might try to make this with the excess polycryo just to see how it works.

    #2195817
    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    > One bush or branch and it's a goner.

    You'd have to be somewhat careful, but I used a hefty bag as a pack cover on brushy trail and it never tore. I used polycro as a ground sheet and it seemed surprisingly resistant to puncture and tearing. As long as you're not bushwhacking in thorny stuff it ought to work fairly well. And it's cheap enough to make another one.

    #2195824
    Gary Yelland
    Spectator

    @tacblades

    was just a rectangle of polycyro just an odd scrap, would be better if if was shaped.

    #2195890
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    > One bush or branch and it's a goner.
    Of course plastic film is a silly idea. It will never last or stand up to use on the trail. Couldn't possibly work. Fool idea.

    Then some silly begger goes and tries it, and finds it actually works….

    That's what I like about MYOG at BPL.

    Cheers

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