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Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Nylofume Bags...where can I buy them? on 05/09/2011 19:24:22 MDT Print View

I hear they are odor proof, waterproof and lighter than a trash compactor bag for a pack liner...sounds good to me, but where do y'all buy them?

I can't find them for sale in Google search results, only mention of how to use them. And Ebay is barren as well. Any help? thx.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Nylofume Bags...where can I buy them? on 05/09/2011 19:30:58 MDT Print View

Termite exterminator companies have them. They either give them to their customers, or else they sell them to their customers. The ones I got are 1 ounce each, and they are waterproof, for sure.

--B.G.--

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Different manufacturers? on 05/09/2011 19:31:52 MDT Print View

From this link:
http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/county/cacltrs/penfltrs/penf2010/2010atch/attach2101.pdf

On page two it states:


1) Types of storage bags for items requiring “double bagging” that will
remain in the structure:
• Vikane labeling only allows the use of Nylofume™ bags.
• Zythor labeling allows the use of Nylofume™ bags or Fumigard bags
• Drexel Master Fume labeling allows the use of Nylofume™ bags,
Fumigard bags, or Master Fume bags.

Perhaps people are buying different brands than Nylofume?

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Re: Re: Nylofume Bags...where can I buy them? on 05/09/2011 19:32:52 MDT Print View

How durable are they vs. trash compactor bags Bob?

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Nylofume Bags...where can I buy them? on 05/09/2011 19:36:57 MDT Print View

I have no way of knowing that. I have no trash compactor or bag.

--B.G.--

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: Re: Nylofume Bags...where can I buy them? on 05/09/2011 20:02:15 MDT Print View

Nylofume Bags

$100 for 65 bags 24" x 36"

Edited by greg23 on 05/09/2011 20:06:43 MDT.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Provided I don't even have termites... on 05/09/2011 20:04:15 MDT Print View

....that supply would last me for? Forever? :o

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Provided I don't even have termites... on 05/09/2011 20:07:16 MDT Print View

Without doing any research on weight or shipping, I'm guessing some benevolent, enterprising soul could purchase and redistribute these at 10 bags for $10.

I'd buy 20.

Edited by greg23 on 05/09/2011 20:07:46 MDT.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Prob right... on 05/09/2011 20:09:33 MDT Print View

You're probably right, but I've never seen one let alone experienced it's durability. I'd love someone who's used them to let us know how durable they are (compare them to a regular trash bag, then a compactor bag?).

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Prob right... on 05/09/2011 20:29:06 MDT Print View

Bryce,
The durability comparison with a trash compactor bag is an "apples to oranges" thing.

These bags are best compared to OP Sacks. Which have a very high failure rate, in my experience. The seals peel off way to easily.

Using one of these inside a stuff sack or Ursack as an odor-proof bag is the application. Not storage and haulage. With a little care (not setting the full bag down on pointy granite) I think they would do fine.

I'm trying to locate some locally, but it is a slow process.

Edited by greg23 on 05/09/2011 20:29:48 MDT.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
misunderstood on 05/09/2011 20:31:17 MDT Print View

Ok, so I misunderstood them. I read elsewhere they could replace a pack liner (compactor bag). I guess they are more fragile than that and are best for food.

Edited by bster13 on 05/09/2011 20:34:49 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: misunderstood on 05/09/2011 20:33:43 MDT Print View

Nothing better for a pack liner than a trash compactor bag!

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: misunderstood on 05/09/2011 23:07:17 MDT Print View

Lots of the bags that you might be dealing with are stretchy. That makes them effective as a backpack liner. Nylofume bags are not stretchy. They are more like a plain polyethylene bag, but they are gas-proof, odor-proof, and water-proof. They seem much tougher than polyethylene bags.

--B.G.--

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nylofume Bags...where can I buy them? on 05/10/2011 00:30:07 MDT Print View

Nylofume bags that are 20"x36" weigh almost exactly one ounce each. That is a little different in size from what Greg mentioned.

--B.G.--

Jim Fitzgerald
(jimfitz12000) - M

Locale: Southern California
Nylofume bags on 05/16/2011 23:32:19 MDT Print View

I stopped at a fumigation site in my neighborhood; the work crew provided me with new Fumigard, not Nylofume bags. Crew said Fumigard bags have same properties as Nylofume bags. I have 20 excess Fumigard bags, which I will give to a backpacker in the Pasadena, California area. If interested, send me a PM.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
David Wage.... on 05/17/2011 07:12:50 MDT Print View

gave a whole bunch of these Nylofume bags out at the BPL event at Henry Coe. There has to be a bunch of folks that have used them and can speak to the strength. They seem to me to be much stronger than normal PE bags.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: David Wage.... on 05/17/2011 07:17:02 MDT Print View

It was Marc Eldridge...

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: David Wage.... on 05/17/2011 07:28:10 MDT Print View

"It was Marc Eldridge..."

Yeah, I think someone was trying to put David Wage in one of them, perhaps that's where Greg got confused.....

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Oops on 05/17/2011 08:41:45 MDT Print View

Sorry Marc, I was having a senior moment and I'm not old enough to have those yet.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: David Wage.... on 05/17/2011 16:09:46 MDT Print View

"They seem to me to be much stronger than normal PE bags."

To me, they seem to be slicker. That leads to them being harder to poke a hole in.

OTOH, slick is not a good thing if you were trying to use it as a ground cloth.

--B.G.--