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Just curious what everyone here is using to hang their food in these days.
I was using a heavy dry bag, but it bit the dust on my last 3 day trip.
I'm looking for something light, but cheap. It's just a food bag so I don't want to spend too much on it.
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Ursack..I love it.

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Back in the day I simply used  Cordura stuffsacks (I counter hung rather than PCT or a tie off to somehting) of the appropriate size in a nice low profile brown. I wrapped the cord around the "neck" of the closed bags to keep the weather out and make a strong point for suspension (since it was nothing sewn it was holding onto but rather the solid fabric of the bags' body).
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Back in the day I simply used  Cordura stuffsacks (I counter hung rather than PCT or a tie off to somehting) of the appropriate size in a nice low profile brown. I wrapped the cord around the "neck" of the closed bags to keep the weather out and make a strong point for suspension (since it was nothing sewn it was holding onto but rather the solid fabric of the bags' body).

That's exactly how I have always done it.
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That's pretty much what I've been using actually (stuff sack), so I guess it's a pretty good option. I guess a few years of use is enough to warrant a new one.
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I'd remembered seeing MLD having a system a while back and they still do:
http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop....s_id=79

I always suspected the one weak point for hangs were if people used the drawstring to hang the bag so I never did (as then there's sewing to rip etc.). I'd cinch it tight with the drawstring and then stuff the extra insider and then tie the suspension cord directly to the gathered bag top itself (having two they were never totally tiptop full) near the top, further clamping it shut and holding the "entire" bag by solid fabric.

ETA: As to waterproof? All my food being in freezerbags or the original pouches or ziplocs I never really thought much about the waterproofness of the outer hang bag.
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I use a cheap stuffsack lined with a plastic bag. I wouldn't even sacrifice a drybag.
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I use this most of the time now:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....%20Bags

While on the Border route Trail a fellow volunteer had their bag eaten into by mice. Three holes in it the next morning. (It was hung and the mice ran down the line.) Needless to say my food was fine.


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Stuff sack with a knot - usually worked but...

Camping near Waterwheel Falls, below Glen Aulin -
Food sack hung high, good hang - seemingly safe.
Few hours later, we looked up to see a flying squirrel swoop/glide on in,
4 set of claws latched onto our food sack, tearing it open as it fell.

Lost 2 pounds of good salami and a big chunk of smokey cheese.
...chit happens.


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I use a Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Stuff sack and put a Loksak Opsak in it. The STS has a small loop that a biner will go thru that is on the end of the bear rope (P-cord).
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Sil stuff sack lined with an opsack or an oven roasting bag. I have a small mesh stuff bag. Put the rock in the mesh bag, sling it over a branch haul up  the food bag and I'm done.
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I had some leftover sylnylon, so I sewed a bag from it.  Lightweight, compact, and bright blue so I can find the stupid thing in the woods.
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http://www.chicobag.com/product/original-aqua

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