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Eric Brigman
(engine386) - F

Locale: Central Florida
Double duty for bear bag on 09/17/2012 10:40:15 MDT Print View

The dry bag that I want to buy at zpacks is the same size as their bear bag that I already have. Since I keep my food in a odor proof bag, would it be ok to hang my food n the bear bag at night and store my top quilt/under quilt in the bear bag during the day to keep it dry? This would give me multiple use of my bear bag, but I'm just worried about my quilts picking up a food scent from the bear bag ( even though my foods in a op bag) is this a good multiple use idea or am I asking for trouble? -Eric

Ray Klahne
(klahne)

Locale: South Florida
Double duty for bear bag on 09/17/2012 13:27:36 MDT Print View

This is what I do. Only difference is I utilize the bag from my tent fly.

Todd Taylor
(texasbb) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Double duty for bear bag on 09/17/2012 14:21:17 MDT Print View

I think we're fooling ourselves if we think our stuff doesn't pick up some food odors just being in the same pack all day. I also suspect we're fooling ourselves if we think a bear can't tell the difference between food and stuff that's been next to food. I wouldn't worry about double-dutying your dry bag. I'd worry more about the raspberry shampoo you used before you left home.

Eric Brigman
(engine386) - F

Locale: Central Florida
Bear bag on 09/17/2012 16:38:04 MDT Print View

Thanks for the reassurance. I can save an 1 oz and about $25 lol

Rocco Speranza
(Mechrock) - F

Locale: Western NC Mtns
Funny this thread just came up... on 10/21/2012 16:31:01 MDT Print View

Funny this thread just came up because I was thinking the same thing. I have a BA Pumphouse which can be used as a dry sack/pump for air pad/shower. I was thinking about using it to put my food in, pump up my pad, and was as a bear bag. Good to know I shouldn't have to worry about and food smell problems.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Double duty for bear bag on 10/21/2012 16:35:43 MDT Print View

Todd Taylor wrote, "I'd worry more about the raspberry shampoo you used before you left home."

Or the peanut butter sandwich before bedtime?

I have an old black GoLite LandLubber stuff sack. All my food and cooking gear goes up in the air.

Edited by dwambaugh on 10/21/2012 16:37:17 MDT.