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Postby Buford Pruitt » Nov 21, 2005 8:39 pm

Cecile (forgot her "company" name) sells ditty bags made out of scraps for cheap at cave-ins and conventions. Real cheap. I have a bunch of 'em and love 'em.
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Postby Scott McCrea » Nov 21, 2005 8:57 pm

Buford Pruitt wrote:Cecile (forgot her "company" name) sells ditty bags made out of scraps for cheap at cave-ins and conventions. Real cheap. I have a bunch of 'em and love 'em.

That would be B&C Wunderwear. :kewl:
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Postby Cheryl Jones » Nov 23, 2005 10:37 pm

People around here have taken to using Platypus bottles for water. Light weight plus you can replace the cap (if you lose it) with any 20oz coke cap that has a gasket in it plus they have a lifetime warrenty if you get a hole in it.

Good idea. The tops of the Nalgene are large and stiff, but I didn't like the idea of the unattached cap on the Platypus bottles, and the idea of taking the time to attach it well somehow to the bottle.

I know a caver who had her Nalgene pee bottle leak right at the break between the stiff and flexible material. :eek: In fact, it leaked inside a Swaygo pack. So the bright side is that the leak didn't leave a trail through the cave. However, as for the contents of the pack.... :eyecrazy:

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Postby hunter » Nov 28, 2005 2:37 pm

I didn't have time to read the entire old thread but I did notice that someone mentioned the buckle possible failing. I have a large swaygo and the buckle broke on about the 3rd trip (half the mail connector snapped). It sort of held until I got out. I wasn't so impressed with this. After staring at the buckle attachment(sewn shut) and thinking about restitching it, it occured to me to just use a biner like they do on the rest of the pack. So far that has worked great and, in my opinion, the biner is easier to use than the buckle was.

Aside from the buckle I really like the swaygo although even the large is a bit small for long working trips.

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