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Old 04-24-2011   #1
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Walmart Outdoor Dry Bags

As the owner of some pretty expensive dry bags, that I love and think they are great, I must say I'm very impressed with my Outdoor Dry Bag I bought for $7.88 at Walmart several weeks back.
While buying some camping fuel I came across them and initially chuckled and thought "oh how cute, Walmart selling WANT A BE dry bags". But then thought, "I can't go wrong buying a cheap one to put my charcoal bag in". Sure enough I did and it has exceeded my expectation and then some. I abused this little bag cause it was cheap, expecting to throw it away at the end of our trip. I think its going to outlast my $$$ dry bags.
Since, I've gone back and bought a 25L 30L and 40L with reinforced bottoms from the Walmart.
Just thought I would share. Life doesn't have to be expensive to be good!

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Old 04-24-2011   #2
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Hmm might check this out.

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Old 04-24-2011   #3
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Whats the biggest size they have?

My 20 year old garbage bag has finally seen its last put in... It was old as hell when it was given to me in 96, lol. Haven't been willing to spend the cash for a new trash hauler, this might be the ticket.
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Old 04-24-2011   #4
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i'm holding out for them to sell inflatables ...
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Old 04-24-2011   #5
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I saw those too, I thought about, then said no way these will be worth a damn. Glad to hear good things about them, will probably have to go get some now. They should be good enough for dog food and trash hauling.
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Old 04-24-2011   #6
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An old Grand Canyon guide was bragging to me about these just the other day. When I was dismissive he told me that they're really nice. I was of the impression that he was talking about smaller bags. How big was the charcoal bag Summit?
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Old 04-24-2011   #7
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I think I'll support the companies that support river runners.
Karma is like this: If we set causes in motion the effects come back to us.
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Old 04-24-2011   #8
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Yes definitely. Otherwise we will live in a world where the only stuff you can get is from wall mart until they no longer carry it.
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Old 04-25-2011   #9
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Originally Posted by rwhyman View Post
I think I'll support the companies that support river runners.
Uh, I'm just gonna go find a cash machine.
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Old 04-25-2011   #10
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"i'm holding out for them to sell inflatables ..."

If it is for sale in WalMart, chances are it was made in or imported from China -
pay your money and take your chances. If not from China or other off shore locations, you can bet it was low bidder to the point the quality is probably not there.

I have a high regard for WalMart's use of Technology to drive retail and inventory management
but the product they sell to us here in the US is primarily from China or the cheapest manufacturer they can find in the US. At one time they used a lot of US manufacturers, but they constantly drive suppliers to reduce cost once WalMart gets a supplier dependent on WalMart sales to keep their company alive - the pressure to lower price to WalMart is unrelenting till that company dies as they cannot legally produce the product here in the US. China manufacturing does not have the rules and regulations USA has. US federal laws stack the deck against US manufacturing - that is the reason US jobs fled to first Mexico (NAFTA) then China, India and other low wage low environmental protection countries.

Even if the brand is a well known US one, chances are the product is a special manufacture just for WalMart not the brand's flagship model.

Some one posted to support the brands that support river runners. Another reason to buy dry bags from JPW.

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