Ursack Aluminum Liner as Pack Stay?
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Jul 5, 2015 at 8:43 am #1330470Mitchell EbbottSpectator
I'm getting an Ursack and I'd rather use it with the crush-proof liner when I'm above tree line, but beyond the extra 10.8 oz I don't like the extra bulk. So I started thinking, what if I took the liner out and stored it flat against my back? And then came the "A-Ha!" moment.
Has anyone tried this?Jul 21, 2015 at 10:58 am #2216128Joshua AbelBPL Member
I own a S29 Ursack with the aluminum liner. I don't think it will work, it's a thicker gauge that actually seems to have been rolled by a machine to have its shape, its too thick to unroll and re-roll by hand imho.Jul 24, 2015 at 7:44 pm #2216889Clifford RittBPL Member
I like the idea. Going to give it a try.Jul 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm #2216894Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
"I own a S29 Ursack with the aluminum liner. I don't think it will work, it's a thicker gauge that actually seems to have been rolled by a machine to have its shape, its too thick to unroll and re-roll by hand imho."
Makes an excellent canister stove windscreen though.Jul 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm #2216895A DBPL Member
Just curious, but why only use the liner above tree line?Jul 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm #2216969USA Duane HallBPL Member
@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Are you meaning like a pack insert/liner? I think it is a bad idea, too much abrasion to the pack. Check out your areas on the Ursack to see what is going on there where the liner edges contact the material. I like the stove windscreen idea, but the liner will have a tendency to curl up and will be very hard to roll up, just try removing it and reinserting into the Ursack, will be a big pita.
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