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    Senior Member Patrick's Avatar
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    Won't storing them in something air-tight cause condensation problems as the temperatures rise and fall?

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    Just toss in one of these dessicant packets...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    You could try these XXL ziploc bags.

    I love those things there cheap, big, and water proof. I've been using them in my kayak's hold for a couple years now. Granted big dry bags aren't that expensive any more but three years ago when I bought four of those things for like five bucks I thought it was seriously cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock_rat View Post
    I love those things there cheap, big, and water proof. I've been using them in my kayak's hold for a couple years now. Granted big dry bags aren't that expensive any more but three years ago when I bought four of those things for like five bucks I thought it was seriously cool.
    Yeah, I took some on a canoe trip last summer and they worked great. I would imagine that it would be the same kayaking. I like being able to see what all is in there, makes things easier to find.


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    Thanks for the input. I'll let y'all know how this quandry gets resolved. But, now I've got more ideas and choices than when I started. What to do, what to do?

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    I personally wouldn't store my gear in a non-breathable bag. Just my style

    Most storage bags that come with high-end sleeping bags are mesh or cotton. Wonder why that is...
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    I would bet that most high end sleeping bags would be greatly offended to be stored in a non-temperature controlled, possibly humid environment. They might even throw a huge snit-fit the next time you try to use them.

    I bet in DougTheElder's circumstances, his quilts would RATHER be stored in a non-breathable bag... to keep the bugs out of them and such.


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    O.K.!!!!! The jury has unanamously voted that I shall not keep my R.M.Sniveller and Katahdin quilts in a non-heated, non-cooled, humid environment. I appreciate everyone's concern for my quilts well-being. I was concerned that the small amount of compression that may occur putting them even loosely into large bags may be even a tiny bit damaging. My shed is really the only place where I can hang them and keep all of my gear in one place, but the concensus (including a vote from Jack at JRB) is that the humidity and temp extremes would be too much of a liability. Even though my shed is really pretty tight and the bugs and rodents are not so much the concern, many of you know (NCPatrick-Winston-Salem in only a little north of me) Southern humidity is quite another issue. So...it's into a bag and onto the top shelf of my closet they go...unless y'all have a problem with that!

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    temperature will have much less effect (if any) on the quilt compared to being stuffed in a bag. an airtight bag with a desicant inside big enough to losely fit the quilt inside would be ideal.

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    Oh hey, I wasn't trying to pass judgment.

    Just wanted to point out how much of a spoiled brat some of the high-end, high-priced gear can be.


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