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#91773 - 03/01/08 10:30 PM Cuben pack liner?
geokite Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
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Loc: San Diego, CA
Anyone make one? Durabile enough?
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#91774 - 03/02/08 06:46 AM Re: Cuben pack liner? [Re: geokite]
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What is a pack liner for?

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#91775 - 03/03/08 10:33 AM Re: Cuben pack liner? [Re: JAK]
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What is a pack liner for?


For lining your pack. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#91776 - 04/13/08 05:03 PM Re: Cuben pack liner? [Re: geokite]
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Registered: 04/13/08
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I'm new here, HI!!!! I'm over at whiteblaze too. anyway,

Do you think the weight vs. durability vs. cost would actually net you a better value than a compactor bag? If so, how do you figure?

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#91777 - 04/14/08 03:42 PM Re: Cuben pack liner? [Re: passionphish]
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Registered: 10/22/07
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What is the difference between a trash compactor bag and a heavy plastic trash bag? I line my pack with a trash bag. The bags I use for our compactor are a heavy paper type. They may have a waterproof coating or a laminated layer, I'm not sure? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

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#91778 - 04/15/08 05:40 PM Re: Cuben pack liner? [Re: chaz]
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Chaz... They also make very heavy plastic compactor bags... don't offhand know the mil thickness, but it is thicker than even the heaviest duty trash bag.

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Edit: Quick search shows that they run from 2.5-3 mil thickness. OTOH, regular garbage bags run from 0.7 to 2.0 mil thickness.


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#91779 - 05/08/08 07:24 PM Re: Cuben pack liner? [Re: midnightsun03]
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I have a stash of 8 new compactor bags in 3mil and they are my favorite pack liner <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />. White, so they reflect tons of light down into the pack to aid in finding what you're looking for <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />. Tough enough to be a 'washing machine' on laundry day <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> can be turned into an improptu pillow if need be. cut open with a pair of scissors for a small tarp in a pinch. VB bag for your lower legs in down bag if needed. weigh nearly a bit more than a silly nylon bag, yet much tougher IME. Can be used as a bear bag in a pinch to keep your snacks out of reach of fellow campers who 'forgot' theirs (no yogi'in in my camp <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />)....hard to find these days because of the PC Squad, now they make the wax coated paper ones <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
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#91780 - 05/19/08 08:34 AM Re: Cuben pack liner? [Re: chaz]
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I use water proof stuff but all of mine are individual sacks that contain only certain things. In other words, I have my clothes inside a water proof bag and my cookware is in one, my food is in one, my tent is in one and so on....All of them are specific colors so I know what I am pulling out of the pack when I go to get some thing..It really does help me stay organized which normally I am not all that good at...Hope that helps...Happy Trekking...sabre11004...

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