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Jack Newton
(figster) - F

Locale: Central Arkansas
Bright Orange Cuben on 11/05/2009 07:52:01 MST Print View

Its hunting season. All of Arkansas' great trails run through a handful of walk in turkey hunting areas and are all subject to general hunting during hunting season. Of the 3 million folks who live in Arkansas, two million of them will be out drawing down on deer.

Does anyone have any bright orange cuben (if such a beast exists) that can stitch together a pack cover for a Zilch or perhaps even stitch up a bright orange sub 1600 cui pack?

Is dying an option?

Thanks,

Jack

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Bright Orange Cuben on 11/05/2009 09:47:20 MST Print View

i think they do make orange cuben but it won't be bright as the translucent properties of the cuben will allow to much light to penetrate for a bright shiny color to be seen for miles. However OWFINC sells blaze orange silnylon you could easily make a pack cover with. Or just a square to attach to your pack (12x12) and another to attach to your front.

-Tim

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Bright Orange Cuben on 11/05/2009 14:37:22 MST Print View

> blaze orange silnylon you could easily make a pack cover with. Or just a square to
> attach to your pack (12x12) and another to attach to your front.

This is meant as a sort of target, right?

Cheers

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Re: Bright Orange Cuben on 11/05/2009 14:41:00 MST Print View

Kinda like Tim said. For a pack that small, the weight difference between sil and cuben will be negligible, and the sil will be brighter. I'm sure I've seen blaze at either OWF or Quest...

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Bright Orange Cuben on 11/05/2009 15:02:52 MST Print View

I'd wear an orange hat too. Just so you have it on when you take your pack off.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Bright Orange Cuben on 11/10/2009 21:22:32 MST Print View

Those cheap blaze orange vests from Wallyworld weigh next to nothing, I'd just tie one on.

Jeff Antig
(Antig)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Bright Orange Cuben on 11/10/2009 21:42:31 MST Print View

"Is dying an option?"

By "dying" I'm assuming you're talking about dying the fabric, not getting shot. If that's the case, you really don't want to mess with trying to dye cuben or nylon.

I think it would be a better idea and easier to wear brightly colored clothing. Bright orange cuben will only take you so far since it is translucent; it won't be very bright even if it is blaze orange. Why not silnylon?

Zachary Crane
(zcrane) - F

Locale: Midwest, USA
Hat on 11/11/2009 06:48:01 MST Print View

I picked up an Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap in orange for just this purpose. At 1.2oz it's a nice piece of gear.



Now, I'm working on a silnylon packcover.

Edited by zcrane on 11/11/2009 07:01:32 MST.