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alpinelynx


Apr 22, 2003, 12:27 PM
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I see an end to my scoring great deals on gear, so I need Bessie to last a long long time (or at least thru the Gumby years). How do I preserve her? I noticed on another thread Copperhead mentioned seam grip on all things with stitching.. its safe to assume the piggy needs it too..?


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Most definitely... and lots of duct tape too. Fix it before you break it and it won't break.

Shoo Goo is more viscous than Seam Grip so you might need two coats of Seam Grip to do the trick. There is no such thing as too much.


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Get a 1/2" closed-cell foam pad to put inside Miss Piggy and leave it there. Maybe even glue it in. Get something else to sleep on. And when you pack her, make sure there are no sharp edges or points sticking out.

Seam sealer is a good idea.

Don't drop her. A 1000 foot fall onto solid rock talus can (did) blow out all the seams. And the seam glue won't help.


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I prefer not to leave a permanent liner inside my haulbag because it just takes up space. Use your sleeping pad (don't bring a Therma-Rest) and remove/replace it each day. One of my partners lined his haulbag with cardboard but it also takes up space. The Seam Grip is for abrasion, not extra strength.


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I can think of no task more onerous than attempting to replace the liner in your pig after having removed it to sleep on it. This is especially difficult on the second morning, when your pig is full, and your pig is hanging rather than sitting on a ledge.

Save yourself some heartache, and do as Tom [apollodorus] recommends.


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Have any of you actually warn out a pig? How long did it take? Just curious.

Linx, J's are ~10 years old, and although they've undergone extensive duct taping, seamgripping, and plasti-dipping, they still have a couple more walls left in them. Hopefully you'll have lots of cash by the time Bessie starts begging for retirement. ;-)

Re: padding the bag...For a Grade V bag, especially when you are on a rock ledge, it's not much of a deal. If you have to do a handstand to get the bottom of your bag, it will be more of a pain to put it in and take it out, but this will be true for everything not at the top of the bag.

Seam grip is good stuff. It goes bad after you open it, so go on a bonanza with it. Get your bivy, your rain gear, and especially the seams and rands on your boots/shoes. It's a fun way to play with your gear when you can't actually climb (because of this great weather).


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