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chris bay
(cursnfurs)
Vacuum sealer on 08/29/2012 17:19:06 MDT Print View

Was wondering if anyone out there has ever tried using a space saver sealer and using a battery operated inflator instead of the compression bags like those seen on tv. I see wal mart now caries all sorts of vaccuum bags thought these might work to really increase backpack space

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
nope on 08/29/2012 17:26:32 MDT Print View

You think it would but it actually makes things more cumbersome in your pack. especially in a bear canister. if you are only doing 2-4 days I wouldn't worry about it but over 5 you actually might try the fruit/vegetable bags from the grocery store and pack them somewhat loose. that way it will form better and fill empty cracks in the canister. you obviously have to be a little more careful with those bags though.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Oh, THAT kind of vacuum sealer on 08/29/2012 17:28:04 MDT Print View

Here I was, thinking I could contribute something (having vacuum sealed 35 sockeye salmon, a handful of halibut and various smoked fish and mammal jerky this summer). Never mind. I return you now to your regularly scheduled programming.