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Something I came across on another board.
« on: November 30, 2012, 07:38:01 PM »
I have two and did not even think of them.

Self igniting propane tank with a lot of refills..




I have two Bernzomatic Quickfire Self-Igniting BlowTorch w Propane Tank.
I also have about 25 Propane Tanks.


I also have 2 - 20lb tanks and 3 - 30lb tanks.


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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 08:02:47 PM »
I use one to light my cigars. :smile:
Toy uses it to light the wood stove, so whenever I can't find it, I know she left it by the stove....
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 08:29:48 PM »
I use one to light my cigars. :smile:
Toy uses it to light the wood stove, so whenever I can't find it, I know she left it by the stove....

I keep one in the tool box in the back of the truck at all times. Along with 4 wool army blankets that are vacuumed packed.  The wife tell me we can camp for a week with what in the tool box.  lol
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 05:26:58 AM »
I use a vacuum to suck air out when storing sleeping bags, s that what you did?
I'd love to suck it down to where they are only a little block to tuck under the seat....
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 05:54:34 AM »
I use a vacuum to suck air out when storing sleeping bags, s that what you did?
I'd love to suck it down to where they are only a little block to tuck under the seat....

Yes I use the Vacuum Bags and a vacuum.  Then put them in a home made  laundry bag for safe keeping.
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 06:08:51 AM »
Yes I use the Vacuum Bags and a vacuum.  Then put them in a home made  laundry bag for safe keeping.
Ahhh, I saw those advertised, and since I just got a new Man Vac with power that would make Tim Allen faint, I'll have to get some of those things. :laugh:
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 06:33:39 AM »
Ahhh, I saw those advertised, and since I just got a new Man Vac with power that would make Tim Allen faint, I'll have to get some of those things. :laugh:

Look for a good quality bag,  there some junk out there.  I like the heavy big light blue bags you can see through.
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 06:48:59 AM »
Does compressing sleeping bags so much affect their ability to retain heat?  Bags naturally lose loft, will tight storage damage them? Most manufacturers advise loose storage for that reason.
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 09:09:46 AM »
Does compressing sleeping bags so much affect their ability to retain heat?  Bags naturally lose loft, will tight storage damage them? Most manufacturers advise loose storage for that reason.
Yes, if it's Holofill, but I have a King size bag made with wool insulate and cotton, which is also why I need to pack it as tightly as possible, it is huge and weighs a ton. :blink: :laugh:
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Re: Something I came across on another board.
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 11:07:23 AM »
Does compressing sleeping bags so much affect their ability to retain heat?  Bags naturally lose loft, will tight storage damage them? Most manufacturers advise loose storage for that reason.
I almost forgot, there is a remedy to crushed holofil.

I had a pillow years ago and on the tag it said to make the pillow like new and make it fluffy again, throw it in the dryer on high.
Well it worked perfectly and the pillow returned to it's original condition.
I thought if it worked on pillows, it should work on my mummy bag as well, and it did the first couple of times.

BUT.... I went to another laundromat and did it again, but this time the dryer was apparently a Hell of a lot hotter, it ruined the nylon shell, melted the foot to the center, had to throw it away.
But if you have a bag with a good shell, should work well.
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