May 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm #1273561
I hear they are odor proof, waterproof and lighter than a trash compactor bag for a pack liner…sounds good to me, but where do y'all buy them?
I can't find them for sale in Google search results, only mention of how to use them. And Ebay is barren as well. Any help? thx.May 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm #1734754
Termite exterminator companies have them. They either give them to their customers, or else they sell them to their customers. The ones I got are 1 ounce each, and they are waterproof, for sure.
–B.G.–May 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm #1734757
On page two it states:
1) Types of storage bags for items requiring “double bagging” that will
remain in the structure:
• Vikane labeling only allows the use of Nylofume™ bags.
• Zythor labeling allows the use of Nylofume™ bags or Fumigard bags
• Drexel Master Fume labeling allows the use of Nylofume™ bags,
Fumigard bags, or Master Fume bags.
Perhaps people are buying different brands than Nylofume?May 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm #1734758
How durable are they vs. trash compactor bags Bob?May 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm #1734764
I have no way of knowing that. I have no trash compactor or bag.
–B.G.–May 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm #1734780May 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm #1734783
….that supply would last me for? Forever? :oMay 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm #1734785
Without doing any research on weight or shipping, I'm guessing some benevolent, enterprising soul could purchase and redistribute these at 10 bags for $10.
I'd buy 20.May 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm #1734786
You're probably right, but I've never seen one let alone experienced it's durability. I'd love someone who's used them to let us know how durable they are (compare them to a regular trash bag, then a compactor bag?).May 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm #1734793
The durability comparison with a trash compactor bag is an "apples to oranges" thing.
These bags are best compared to OP Sacks. Which have a very high failure rate, in my experience. The seals peel off way to easily.
Using one of these inside a stuff sack or Ursack as an odor-proof bag is the application. Not storage and haulage. With a little care (not setting the full bag down on pointy granite) I think they would do fine.
I'm trying to locate some locally, but it is a slow process.May 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm #1734795
Ok, so I misunderstood them. I read elsewhere they could replace a pack liner (compactor bag). I guess they are more fragile than that and are best for food.May 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm #1734798
Nothing better for a pack liner than a trash compactor bag!May 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm #1734857
Lots of the bags that you might be dealing with are stretchy. That makes them effective as a backpack liner. Nylofume bags are not stretchy. They are more like a plain polyethylene bag, but they are gas-proof, odor-proof, and water-proof. They seem much tougher than polyethylene bags.
–B.G.–May 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm #1734870
Nylofume bags that are 20"x36" weigh almost exactly one ounce each. That is a little different in size from what Greg mentioned.
–B.G.–May 16, 2011 at 10:32 pm #1737505
Jim FitzgeraldBPL Member
@jimfitz12000Locale: Southern California
I stopped at a fumigation site in my neighborhood; the work crew provided me with new Fumigard, not Nylofume bags. Crew said Fumigard bags have same properties as Nylofume bags. I have 20 excess Fumigard bags, which I will give to a backpacker in the Pasadena, California area. If interested, send me a PM.May 17, 2011 at 6:12 am #1737569
Hiking MaltoBPL Member
gave a whole bunch of these Nylofume bags out at the BPL event at Henry Coe. There has to be a bunch of folks that have used them and can speak to the strength. They seem to me to be much stronger than normal PE bags.May 17, 2011 at 6:17 am #1737572
– -K.T.- –BPL Member
It was Marc Eldridge…May 17, 2011 at 6:28 am #1737575
"It was Marc Eldridge…"
Yeah, I think someone was trying to put David Wage in one of them, perhaps that's where Greg got confused…..May 17, 2011 at 7:41 am #1737598
Hiking MaltoBPL Member
Sorry Marc, I was having a senior moment and I'm not old enough to have those yet.May 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm #1737763
"They seem to me to be much stronger than normal PE bags."
To me, they seem to be slicker. That leads to them being harder to poke a hole in.
OTOH, slick is not a good thing if you were trying to use it as a ground cloth.
–B.G.–Jul 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm #1763225
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