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Old 09-02-2014, 12:03 PM
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I just wanted to bring attention to this for those who might make use of it. I just got one and I think it's a great idea for through hikers or bike-packers who might want to stop at a national park and do a day-hike from camp, etc. It's perfect to stick in a larger pack that you might not want to take on your day-hike. You could easily fit a days food, water, packable rain coat, small first aid and fire kit, and a tarp if you wanted. It weighs very little and easily packs down to the size of an apple or so. I'll update on it's ruggedness after I use it some. It is obviously made of a very thin material to pack down so small and be so light, so I'd say you should steer clear of packing items with hard corners, etc. You can easily find them from several sources for under $10, so the price is right. There may well be superior versions of this elsewhere. This is just the first one I've come across, so I wanted to share.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:49 PM
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Thank you for this post. Could have used something like that on my last trip!
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:39 AM
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I just wanted to bring attention to this for those who might make use of it. I just got one and I think it's a great idea for through hikers or bike-packers who might want to stop at a national park and do a day-hike from camp, etc. It's perfect to stick in a larger pack that you might not want to take on your day-hike. You could easily fit a days food, water, packable rain coat, small first aid and fire kit, and a tarp if you wanted. It weighs very little and easily packs down to the size of an apple or so. I'll update on it's ruggedness after I use it some. It is obviously made of a very thin material to pack down so small and be so light, so I'd say you should steer clear of packing items with hard corners, etc. You can easily find them from several sources for under $10, so the price is right. There may well be superior versions of this elsewhere. This is just the first one I've come across, so I wanted to share.

Yeah, this little guy is pretty handy. Bought several for the grandkids - something to hold a candy bar, first aid, jacket, camera, sunscreen etc. The missus and I also carry them in our packs as stuff sacks and we have them (multiples) in our vehicles as light emergency bags (water filters, fire making, space blankets, etc) and as earthquake grab bags around the house. Be prepared, and don't go broke doin' it, right?

Very decent little item and very affordable, definitely multi-use.

Ben
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