Jul 1, 2008 at 7:58 am #1229933
I've been searching the forum for discussions regarding what sack is being used to store food in a bear bag system. I found lots of discussion regarding the line used but little on what sacks are being used. From what I gather some use waterproof sacks and others used mesh bags with oder proof sacks.
I'm currently using a 4.1 ounce 900 CI Outdoor Research Hydroseal Dry Sack but would like to cut this weight at least in half. Since I frequently need to store food for 1 adult and 1 child for up to 5 days I like the 900 CI size. I'm not opposed to using mesh but my initial impression is that by using a waterproof sack I reduce the smells from the bag somewhat.
So, on to my questions:
1) what are you using for a sack?
2) how much does it weigh?
3) do you have an approach to reduce smells from the food bag? (e.g. OP sacks?)Jul 1, 2008 at 9:09 am #1441003
@mad777Locale: South Florida
I don't depend on the bag to block odor, I use odor proof saks from Watchful Eye. However, these are delicate, therefore I put these in an ordinary nylon stuff sack made with 1.1 oz ripstop.Jul 1, 2008 at 9:11 am #1441005
@skopeoLocale: British Columbia
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Sea 2 Summit ultrasil 8LJul 1, 2008 at 9:29 am #1441011
@walksoftlyLocale: Piney Woods
I generally use a white plastic bag from Walmart or Target. If you hang it high enough and far enough away from the trunk, it really doesn't matter.
Tried a RatSack; tried an Ursack; even tried an MSR Stowaway pot that latches down to form a waterproof seal. All are good, but are bulky, expensive, and heavy. Cheap plastic bags perform their function and are FREE and very light. Have to tie it up in a knot if it rains, but have never had my new bag invaded. So I get a little extra use before I recycle.Jul 1, 2008 at 9:37 am #1441014
900 c.i. OR Helium sack. Weighs 1.1 oz. I hang it upside down to prevent precip collection as the cordlock closure is not waterproof.Jul 1, 2008 at 10:06 am #1441020
@sdwhiteyLocale: Smoky Mountains
1) I use a homemade silnylon stuff sack.
2) It weighs 0.4 oz
3) My food is all packaged in ziploc bags. I don't do anything special to try and reduce smell.Jul 1, 2008 at 11:40 am #1441035
@amountLocale: Sierra Foothills
Check out the Large "Blast" Food Bag. Great price on a Cuben item and great service from the site.
I'm trying one out this weekend.Jul 1, 2008 at 1:02 pm #1441052
@rlukeLocale: Atlanta (missing CA)
Joe (of Z-packs fame) recently made me a cuben food/bear bag. It has worked great so far and, as always, service was great!Jul 1, 2008 at 3:38 pm #1441080
@kyler55Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Integral Designs Silcoat Stuff Sack XL (1.3 oz) Yellow for visibility.Jul 1, 2008 at 10:02 pm #1441123
I use my home made 2.3 oz silnylon pack cover. I really like it because number one, you're multi tasking a piece of gear, and #2, when it comes to meal time, it spreads out nice so you can find things easier.Jul 7, 2008 at 7:34 am #1441829
Oven bag liner, twist closed, sheet bend knot
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