Saving weight: Dry bags

It occurred to me, whilst unpacking from the TGO Challenge, that the multiple small dry bags that I used to keep important things dry, collectively probably weigh more than one large dry bag to hold all of those things.

It has to be said that I have not been a big fan of one large dry bag in a rucksack because I find it a bit awkward packing it due to the bag never quite fitting your rucksack leaving extra material to get in the way, and because it restricts where you place some of the things you carry. However, I decided to weigh the 5 small dry bags, of different manufacturers, and compare it to a large Sea to Summit dry bag that I have:

5 small dry bags: 224g
Large Sea to Summit dry bag: 88g

That’s a significant 136g difference. Now, some of those things I kept in a small dry bag  (camera batteries and other small items) need to be kept in a small bag of some description but that can be just a light nylon, cuben fibre or mesh bag but I think I could save maybe 110 – 120g by using one large dry bag, if I can get over the issues of using one!

9 thoughts on “Saving weight: Dry bags

  1. good point! been thinking about this recently, thanks for doing the homework for me!! Reduced to 2 on most recent trip, which I can live with I think…

  2. a lot of the problem is their timing and the sets are pretty close to the net a bit of the time. a few of the hitters are hitting across their body rather than following through straight down. It’s a good drill but all they need is timing really. If the setter can stay on the ground rather than jump every time, it will be easier for the hitters who have practiced timing with a grounded setter, to hit the ball, thus? resolving in a Kill.

  3. 50 GrimShame on me? I hope you mean shame on the journalist. And I use that term loosely. When I post articles from the Advance, it’s not to say this is the truth. It’s to say look at the stupidity of the people reading this that might actually believe.That aside, I do believe SI will be the last place to where sellers will capitulate. SI has always been a very desirable place to live in the 5 boroughs because of the price and the good public schools in comparison to the rest of NYC. I’ll leave the segregation out of it.

  4. Just to add to this comment and to help with a misconception:——————–A functional firewall should always be installed on a system which has access to the Internet, no matter what OS it is running.——————–So even behind a router, you need a “firewall” on the host. This is part of what is called layered security and is standard security practice.

  5. STacy, You ought to talk to Shedlock about this the next time he’s on your show. He is relentless against unions and makes all kinds of outrageous claims about them. I think there needs to be a balance of power between management and unions [both sides can and do attempt to exploit the other], but he is simply destructive, mean-spirited, and wrong-headed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *