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(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
trash bag rain thingamajigger on 06/12/2013 10:37:31 MDT Print View

I was cleaning out an old waist pack that I used to use for day hikes and found a contractor bag. I used to take these for raingear (poke holes in bottom and sides), shelter (cut to double width for mini "tarp") and extra warmth (wearing as vapor barrier). Wondering if anyone used to or still does this? I probably still have a stash of them somewhere. I might start doing it again, as my only real rain jacket weighs a portly 13 oz.

Edited by spelt on 06/12/2013 10:38:38 MDT.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: trash bag rain thingamajigger on 06/12/2013 11:09:19 MDT Print View

Yes. I've been carrying one in my day pack for at least 30 years... Initially going with the super-tough versions but lately switched to a fairly light one that's tall but somewhat narrow (54"x36"). I don't bring one backpacking because I have other gear for shelter.

I've been considering making a Bothy bag to carry for day hiking instead. Otherwise I may score a bright orange highway clean up trash bag because of the visibility issue.