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(2) 55 gal 1.2 mil Bag (2TB55)
2 pack orange made in the USA trash bags useful for a variety of survival tasks
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Inside slot pocket of a medium footprint kit bag
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Quantity 2, 55-60 gallon, 1.2 mil orange made in the USA contractor bags. 3 ounces each.

Contractor bags are a ubiquitous part of many folks' survival kits. They are useful for:

  • lining your pack
  • garments
  • shelter
  • transpiration bags (collecting water from plants)
  • signalling (particularly orange ones)
  • water storage
  • whatever your imagination allows!

The typical contractor bag is 3 mil and black. For our purposes, we've sourced made in the USA orange bags that are 1.2 mil thick. As with everything, there are trade offs. The 3 mil bags are extremely robust, but at 5oz apiece, they start begging the question of whether you're not better off with a purpose built piece of equipment for a person on foot who is counting ounces. For 3oz (and more compactly folded), it's an easier decision to stash a couple of these away and forget that they're there. It's also a great choice for a kid's survival kit using the "hug a tree" program.

How durable is this 1.2 mil bag? As a test, Evan put one over an old wooden sign on the wind whipped high desert mesa that he lives on and let the elements beat on it for a month. Lots of wind, snow, rain, hail, UV degradation - the bag went through a lot. At the end of a month, approximately 4 gallons of water was placed in the bag and carried around. There was one 1" cut and one pinhole that were leaking water. The rest of the bag was still water tight. Would a 3 mil bag have held up better? Undoubtedly. Do survival situations last a month? For the most part no. Was the 1.2 mil still functional after a month? For the most part, yes. For about the same weight, are you better off with (1) 3 mil or (2) 1.2 mil bags - particularly orange ones? That's up to you to decide, but we're happy to offer you this hard to find high visibility option.

Made In USA

build Specifications
Weight: 0.19 lb
Length: 22.00 in
Width: 16.00 in
Height: 58.00 in
Dimensional Volume: 20416.00 in3
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