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    Gene C
    BPL Member

    @genecx

    Locale: SF Bay Area

    There are plenty of articles on how to properly tie an Ursack, but none on the all important question of how to decorate them.

    I am going to be hiking with other Ursack users, so how do I properly personalize my otherwise anonymous black bag?  Stickers seem like they would come off easily (score one point for bear cans), but I worry that the heat from applying an iron on patch would damage the material.  I suppose I could put a colorful carabiner around a cord, but that is just asking to fall off and get lost.

     

    #3811139
    Terran Terran
    BPL Member

    @terran

    Tie a line on it.

    #3811143
    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    Sew a patch on it?

    #3811152
    Todd T
    BPL Member

    @texasbb

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    Judging by how readily mine (white) takes on dirt of various colors, ashes, etc., I’d say maybe write your name on yours (black) with chalk?

    #3811158
    Philip Tschersich
    BPL Member

    @philip-ak

    Locale: Kodiak Alaska
    #3811159
    Tom K
    BPL Member

    @tom-kirchneraol-com-2

    Dye the draw string(cord) that secures the Ursack.

    #3811160
    d k
    BPL Member

    @dkramalc

    I second the fabric paint idea. I used that to make a design on my backpack when my partner and I bought identical packs.

    #3811249
    Gene C
    BPL Member

    @genecx

    Locale: SF Bay Area

    Tom, it’s a black ursack with a black cord!

    Fabric paint seems to be the winner so far

    #3811250
    Roger Moore
    BPL Member

    @ruffledfeathers

    Locale: Southern Cali

    Yellow paint pen. I use them to mark my black wetsuits. of various thicknesses. (Of which I own and use a shameful amount for spearfishing.) They have various colors.

    https://a.co/d/72j3wXc

    #3811252
    Susan M
    BPL Member

    @susanmcd

    Carabiner your mug to the tie rope when you attach it to the tree.

    #3811298
    Chris FormyDuval
    BPL Member

    @chform

    Locale: RTP

    I used some reflective stickers, makes it easier to find in the dark if needed.

    #3811326
    Jedi
    BPL Member

    @rocketdog

    Ursack with paint and sticker and bear damageI used reflective stickers (the kind you can get at a hardware store for putting on your mailbox or a vehicle), and I also used red spray paint. But the spray paint didn’t “take” very well at all. It was billed as “self-priming” and for “all surfaces”, but it just didn’t coat the textured fabric very well.

    Attached is a photo showing one of the stickers and the paint job. In case you’re wondering, those holes are teeth marks made by a black bear the previous night when it tried to pull my Ursack off the tree it was tied to! This was on the AT at Cold Spring Shelter in 2022.

    Whatever you do, even if it looks like crap it will at least be unique and no one else will confuse it with their own… which is the whole point isn’t it?

    #3811491
    Tom K
    BPL Member

    @tom-kirchneraol-com-2

    “Tom, it’s a black ursack with a black cord!”

    Dyeing the cord would still change the color.  For instance:  Black plus yellow = green.

    https://search.aol.com/aol/image;_ylt=Awr9.QejL0VmU0sNedJpCWVH;_ylu=Y29sbwNncTEEcG9zAzIEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj?q=mixing+black+and+yellow+makes+what+color&v_t=na

     

     

    #3811496
    jscott
    BPL Member

    @book

    Locale: Northern California

    Do nothing. Then out in the field, claim the one with bear slobber on it is your friend’s.

    #3811504
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    pentel presto white out pen? or pilot silver paint marker?

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