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craig vaccaro
(colorado) - F
KwikTwist's ?? on 01/21/2010 14:39:27 MST Print View

Hi everyone-
New here. Really like what I see.
Question:
Anybody ever take those KwikTwist Bungees with them on a trip? I have the last few trips and found them to be really useful. Lightweight and strong.
Just Curious - CO

Jeff Antig
(Antig)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: KwikTwist's ?? on 01/21/2010 14:45:18 MST Print View

Why would you need a bungee for backpacking?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
bungees for backpacking on 01/21/2010 15:01:30 MST Print View

Mini-bungee cords are handy for lashing something bulky, such as a foam pad, to the outside of a pack. Standard bungee cords and KwikTwists are rather heavy, in my opinion.

Incidentally, in the trivia department, where did the name "bungee cord" come from?

It is a corruption of the term "bunching cord" that was used to bunch together crops during harvest.
--B.G.--

craig vaccaro
(colorado) - F
Kwik Twists on 01/21/2010 16:13:39 MST Print View

These "bungees" are not the "stretchy" kind. They have a flexible, strong, yet super light wire inside and a tough foam outside. You can twist them, knot them, shape them. Google it. They sell 'em at Home Depot. Very handy for hanging gear off trees, attaching extras to your pack...etc.

Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Kwick Twist on 03/03/2010 10:40:39 MST Print View

You could probably fashion something like this on your own using duct tape and a coat hanger. Could probably make them a lot lighter as well