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Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
MYOG Dry Bag on 06/11/2011 11:06:04 MDT Print View

Nothing earth shattering light but always like to post my creations because I've learned most the skills and ideas needed from here. Weight is 1.5 oz and half that weight is in the hardware on the top. It is made from leftovers lying around as it's the first I've ever done. Thinner webbing would save some good weight. Just needs sealing or taping to make it completely watertight.
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Edited by robwa10 on 06/11/2011 11:07:26 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: MYOG Dry Bag on 06/11/2011 16:44:44 MDT Print View

> Just needs sealing or taping to make it completely watertight.
Nicely made, but ...
Can I gently suggest you test the stuff sack first? Obviously I do not know what fabric you have used to make it, but from the appearance I would suggest it is only splash-resistant.

What WILL work is lining it with a slightly larger plastic bag. With enough length to let you do the top up inside the nylon bag.

How do I know? Sigh! :-)

Cheers

Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
Re: Fabric Type on 06/12/2011 01:45:20 MDT Print View

Roger you can suggest, gently or otherwise, anything you'd like. Always glad to listen to suggestions and advice from people with as much field and research experience as yourself.

The material was sold as a 'zero porosity' fabric. Simple tests seem to show it is waterproof but was curious about the limit. I would mail a sample to Richard but I understood he's finished the testing process now. I'll try and keep a sample back in case someone else does any.

The plastic bag liner is a good fix until such a time as I can be sure. Thanks!