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james snid
(snidjames) - F
Cant Beleive this Hasnt been asked Yet on 01/01/2010 13:18:18 MST Print View

I have a Mountainsmith ghost and would like to attach a blanket somewhere to its outside. It has a bungee cord and 2 straps on its front bottom. However,the bungee is way too small and the straps arnt much better. Ive read reviews in which the author states a blanket can be carried on this pack I just dont see how. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Attaching a Blanket to the Outside on 01/01/2010 14:08:55 MST Print View

I would roll up the blanket, put it in a waterproof stuff sack, and strap it under those two bottom compression straps.

If the blanket is huge -- then I would swap it for a lighter, more compressible one. This is BackpackingLight. :)

Edited by ben2world on 01/01/2010 14:10:12 MST.

Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Cant Beleive this Hasnt been asked Yet" on 01/01/2010 14:24:25 MST Print View

Could you change the bungee cord to a longer one? You could use a cordlock to tighten the slack when not in use.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Cant Beleive this Hasnt been asked Yet on 01/01/2010 16:42:47 MST Print View

Were the reviews for a later version Bronze one or the earlier blue one?
I had both and the version 1 of blue had a beautiful carrying system.....

james snid
(snidjames) - F
, on 01/02/2010 11:16:41 MST Print View

Its the later bronze version. I like the idea of getting a bigger bungee cord. I just havnt found a place online that has the right kind yet.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: , on 01/02/2010 18:05:33 MST Print View

"Its the later bronze version. I like the idea of getting a bigger bungee cord. I just havnt found a place online that has the right kind yet."

Check with Ron Bell at Mountainlaureldesigns.com. He has all sorts of bungee cord. He might be able to help you out.

Donna C
(leadfoot) - M

Locale: Middle Virginia
Re: Cant Beleive this Hasnt been asked Yet on 01/03/2010 06:08:53 MST Print View

Jason Klass did a modification on his years back. Scroll down and you'll see how he did it.
http://www.geartalkwithjasonklass.com/search/label/DIY%20Backpacking%20Gear

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Link on 01/05/2010 18:59:02 MST Print View

Donna,
Thanks for the mention bu I think you meant to post this link: http://www.geartalkwithjasonklass.com/2008/02/clever-rei-employee-priceless.html

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Link on 01/05/2010 19:05:33 MST Print View

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Edited by ben2world on 01/06/2010 08:36:18 MST.