Nov 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm #1266050
Cuben Fiber Bear Bag Pro Kit & Throwing Kit. If you are interested please let me know so I can build enough. They should be ready by the end of next week.
Cuben Fiber CTF3 Throwing Kit 1.6oz $25.95. Includes 50' of 2.2mm Dyneema cord, 4"x6" cuben rock sack, and one Nite Ize #1 S biner
Cuben Fiber CTF3 Pro Bear Bag Kit 2.80oz $45.95. Includes a 12"x20" cuben fiber rolltop drysack, 50' of 2.2mm Dyneema cord, 4"x6" cuben rock sack, and one Nite Ize #1 S biner.
These prices will be Introductory Prices only and will be raised after the first shipment.Nov 29, 2010 at 8:03 pm #1669218
Nice kit. It would be hard to drop $85 on the new BPL Nano kit with this great deal out there. You've got a cuben (vs. silnylon) rock bag, lighter/smaller biner and no OPSAKS for half the price and half the weight.Nov 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm #1669227
Thanks for the feedback. Gary Dunkel also suggested I include a Opsack. I will throw in one free 12"x20" Opsack with each one of the kits that way if you have one of my 12"x20" bags you can use it to make a full ready to hang kit. If you don't have one of my 12"x20" bags then you can buy the full ready to hang kit.
I am not certain on the weight but I think a 12"x20" opsack weighs around 1.4oz. So a full kit with an Opsack will weigh in right around 4.2oz. I am not sure how you could go much lighter since my system is all cuben.
I think I have enough material to build 14 full systems and 20 or so throw kits.Nov 30, 2010 at 3:08 am #1669285
@paintplongoLocale: Hopefully on the Trail
I'd probably recommend using a larger biner then the #1. The cost and weight difference are almost nil and the benefits are exponential.Nov 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm #1669424
Howabout an aluminum 40mm Micro D type carabiner instead? They are bigger, lighter and can support quite a bit of weight. My guess is 50+ lbsNov 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm #1669468
Something to think about.
It used to be quite common that a bear bag would get hung up in the tree. Then, the user is forced to pull on the down cord to try to free it. What would you like to break first?
You would want the thing to break first that is the cheapest or most easily replaceable.
–B.G.–Nov 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm #1669497
Lawson, I think a micro-D carabiner would be fine. That's what I use for a PCT type hang…no need for the fanciness of the Nite-ize as both accomplish the same thing, and one is a lot cheaper for you, which should bring overall cost down for us. Win-Win
Plus the spring strength of the gate on a micro D is a lot stronger than the Nite Ize that you're currently using. I've lost so many keys because of that stupid nite-izeNov 30, 2010 at 5:32 pm #1669508
I'll take a full kit….looks great!Nov 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm #1669525
@cbertLocale: N. California
there's no way you can fit a bear in that bag!Nov 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm #1669533
@lexeverythingLocale: Joshua Tree
Now that was funny ;)Nov 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm #1669561
It would be one tight fit especially for a grizzly.
Thanks for the feedback. I have had pretty good luck with all my Nite Ize biners but the micro D is a nice little biner too. As you said its a little bit cheaper so this means more potential to keep the price lower. There both built in China so its apples to apples.Nov 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm #1669565
Send me an email or pm with your email address so I can put your name on the list.
LawsonNov 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm #1669610
Nite Ize #1 biners are still pretty darn strong. I've used them to hang up to 30 lbs of food with no issues. Perhaps a few failure tests would be enlightening.Nov 30, 2010 at 11:14 pm #1669619
if yr gonna hang a bear youll need a uiaa/ce certified biner !!!
20 kn+Nov 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm #1669621
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
I didn't know that he was a backpacker.
–B.G.–Dec 1, 2010 at 6:32 am #1669669
"I didn't know that he was a backpacker."
But of course. And those canvas bear bags were heavy!Dec 3, 2010 at 10:26 am #1670478
I think the bags are going to come with a carabiner option. You can choose either the Micro D or a Nite Ize. I think I might also jump up to a #2 Nite Ize for the extra size and strength. Before I get these finished is there any more suggestions anyone can think of?
LawsonDec 3, 2010 at 11:20 am #1670490
I agree that Dyneema cord is strong and lightweight. However, bright yellow is too visible by the bear. The bear can see exactly what he has to work for. I always used dark-colored cords, and the bears never hit my camp.
–B.G.–Dec 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm #1670517
Count me in for one of the bigger ones.Dec 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm #1670518
I too am really interested in one of the kits.Dec 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm #1672957
I'm interested in the bigger kit as well, if this shipment is still up for sale.
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