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    Bug-Proof Storage Bag?

    I'm establishing an outdoor storage building as my gear locker. It's not heated or cooled and will experience swings in temperature on a daily basis. It's pretty secure in most respects, but not absolutely bug-proof. I'm thinking of a bug-proof, dust-proof sack that I can suspend from the rafters, and in which I can hang my down quilts and sleeping bags. Does anyone know of anything that is available commercially (I don't sew), or, does anyone have a better idea????

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    I would seal them in a couple of layers of garbage bags, knotting the top of the bags so that air, bugs,dust,debris,etc can't get in. You could then put the bagged item in a large stuff sack for abrasion resistance. Walmart sells some really large stuff sacks in their camping section for cheap.
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    How about a mattress cover? Basically just a big vinyl bag.

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    For down stuff I'd use a king sized pillow case and knot or zip tie it closed, then hang it, the bugs won't get in it, and the mice shouldn't be able to get to it.

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    Space bag to the rescue.

    It's a big ziplock bag that allows you to suck the air out, just don't suck the air out and it should be fine. Not sure it would be long enough for a sleeping bag but hey, it's an option.

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    You could try these XXL ziploc bags.


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    If you don't necessarily have to hang the items, you can easily get air-tight plastic storage bins/boxes in an array of sizes and shapes. They are relatively cheap, stack well, and are quite sturdy.
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    Thanks for all the immediate responses. I had no idea you guys were waiting by the phone for me to call. Is putting the quilts loosely into a large bag as good as hanging them? I'm so fond of these new quilts that I want to do all I can to take the best care of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougTheElder View Post
    Is putting the quilts loosely into a large bag as good as hanging them? I'm so fond of these new quilts that I want to do all I can to take the best care of them.
    Many of the high-end down sleeping bags come with large linen storage bags for storage, so yes, storing loosely in a large bag is an appropriate storage method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougTheElder View Post
    Thanks for all the immediate responses. I had no idea you guys were waiting by the phone for me to call. Is putting the quilts loosely into a large bag as good as hanging them? I'm so fond of these new quilts that I want to do all I can to take the best care of them.
    As long as you don't compress them they should be fine.

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