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    heck, after reading that article on waterproofing that Sparrow linked, I think I just want to use the Roaster Bags! Those things are pretty durable, I just baked our Christmas bird in one!

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    Trash compacter bags work well also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozarkjeep View Post
    I do it simple and easy, takes less than 5 minutes.

    start with a rectangle ( or square)

    lay it flat, hem the long top edge, slide 550/para cord thru ( I remove the inner white cord first)

    then fold it side to side, sew the long edge, then the bottom edge, then turn it inside out.

    I use some zig zag stitching right where the drawstring comes out to reinforce it.

    easy and fast.
    that's the way i've been making my bags. works fine... & like you said, quick & easy.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by traviso71 View Post
    heck, after reading that article on waterproofing that Sparrow linked, I think I just want to use the Roaster Bags! Those things are pretty durable, I just baked our Christmas bird in one!
    i've been using them for a while now. for stuff i really want to keep dry, i sealed them like suggested in the article.
    i believe they are made of nylon & they're plenty tuff... & light as a feather!
    just remember... the "large" isn't nearly as big as the "turkey" size.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    that article, all i seemed to ge out of it was him saying silnylon stinks, andf how much you should avoid it. it has its benefits too. not all of us are going to store our gear underwater each night, jeez.

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    AngrySparrow: Thanks for the link to that article, it was interesting.
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    If ou do the thur hiker method with the square bottom, a nice touch it to fold the triangles together on the bottom (leave them on the outside) then sew the tips together (as opposed to triming them off like they show in thru hiker), it makes a great handle to hold onto when pulling stuff out of the sack (I think the jacks do this on their stuff sacks might have been where i saw it).

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    Anyone have a source for those 24 x 30 oven bags? With out buying a box of a hundred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mahem View Post
    Anyone have a source for those 24 x 30 oven bags? With out buying a box of a hundred.
    if you click on the "pan saver" link in the article, then at the top of the page click on "find your representative".
    they have them listed by states w/ an email address.
    let us know. that's a big bag... & tough stuff.
    the jim woods site also gives an up date on the "kite screen wind shield" for your stove, using that same type bag.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Great idea I just emailed him. I asked if there might be a sample program where we might be able to mail in the cost of bags in nominations up to 12 including postage to get a few. I'll let everyone know when he writes back to me.

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