6371Re: [Hammock Camping] Sealing Nylon
- Jul 23, 2004--- In email@example.com, jonas4321@j... wrote:
> That's primarily why I want to add more water barriers bywaterproofing
> my stuff sacks. I'll still use the plastic bag liners (I doubt I'll(translation:
> forget that again any time soon), I just want another layer of
> redundancy, for those moments when the unexpected happens
> when I do the unexpected!).I agree with Youngblood that your problem is with technique rather
than gear. You can minimize this sort of problem by making
everything habitual, at least as much as circumstances allow. That
way when you forget, autopilot saves ya.
Sylnylon isn't so good for packing because water under pressure (like
from contact with something wet) can slowly seep through. You might
consider applying urathane coating and using a lighter weight garbage
bag to compensate for the weight.
Best solution: When I switched to an ultralight down bag I didn't
want to worry about this, so I got an Outdoor Research "Advanced"
stuffsack, which has a a roll-down top and is waterproof for anything
save continuous immersion. The weight is less than the old garbage
bag & compression-stuffsack combo (3.5oz. vrs. 8oz.). Unfortunately
they don't make em large enough for synthetic bags, but you might
have a look in the yakking section of an outdoor store and see how
mich the lighter dry-bags weigh.
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