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Quick tip: save those small plastic zip lock bags

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by FiaOlleDog, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. FiaOlleDog

    FiaOlleDog Loaded Pockets

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    I wasn't sure if this is worth a thread of it's own ...

    Nevertheless, sometimes the easy things are that help a lot :)

    When i started with EDC some years ago I realized I had (and continue to have) a need to group several small items together. Often it needs to be "sealed" from water/dust and sometimes they are so small (e.g. micro SD cards or Nano SIM cards) that regular plastic zip lock bags - on sale at grocery and hardware stores - are practical but not always fitting: most of them are simply to large for small objects.

    Hence I started to collect those small plastic zip lock bags screws and other utensils came in when you buy furniture (IKEA, anyone?) or the o-rings of small flashlights, etc.

    Basically, any time I get a small zip lock bag in my fingers I would collect and store them in my EDC stuff drawer - instead of throwing them away, as done before.

    Over time I've got a good collection of different size bags (which have been cost free), to satisfy whatever need to group & seal items together comes up.

    (Not to mention the vacuum sealer I got as a christmas gift last year :frantic: )
     
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  2. captbrian

    captbrian Empty Pockets

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    Yup, save 'em all. I even go so far as to trim them down to the specific item that I will use them for, and melt the new edges together. Custom baggies!

    (trick I use to get 'em melted back together is hang a 1-2 mm edge of of the bag off of my workbench, and a metal ruler placed flush at bench edge with the bit of bag sticking out. When they melt back a little bit, the metal ruler cools it down, prevents it from going further, and bonds it back together, keeping it from continuing to melt back randomly. I wish I had a baggie sealer of some sort)
     
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  3. Tesla

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    Nice tip:cool:
     
  4. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    Ezy Dose Disposable Pill Pouches are awesome mini ziplocs! They are reasonably sturdy and have a space for writing stuff.

    I once found a variety pack of flimsier, no-name ziplocs at a grocery store in a few different sizes. I prefer the Ezy Dose pouches, though, because they are sturdier.
     
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  5. FiaOlleDog

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    IKEA also provides (also slightly larger ones with 0.3L and 1L) in their stores.
     
  6. PragmaticMurphyist

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    I like the heavy duty (300 gauge, 70 microns) grip seals available from ebay. I added them to my bag carry on a whim and have had to restock repeatedly. A nice range of sizes, food safe, and cheap as chips.
     
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