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Old 07-02-2010   #1
 
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Anyone used the DRE open box bag?

On extended river trips, beverage management has always been a challenge. I usually have 3-4 passengers including the rower on a 15 foot raft with all personal and some common gear. Having several cases of both beer, pop, and juices creates a management problem with both access and control of loose cans. I have been using plastic crates under the rowing chair suspended from the frame and resting on a wooden floor also suspended. The DRE open box bag looks like it would work as a more simple system, but I have not seen one in use for this purpose. Any experience on this for can storage for an extended float?

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if you are referring to a drop bag with a zipper top, those things are pretty sweet. no tieing down, just zip it shut.
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That is what I am hoping. Hang it from the frame, zip it shut, water goes through it, beer doesn't leave!

My main concern was if the drop bag could hold the weight of a virtual solid mass of full 12 oz. cans in a whitewater, environment. Once afloat, the physics improves with the transfer of mass from cans to Captain to River.

If your bag, full of beer, did not break on a moderate 4-6 day float, class III-IV, I want one.
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I had 2, each stuffed with 6 30packs for a month long trip. No problem, the liver likely suffered more.
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That's what I'm talking about! Thanks for the info.
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drop bags

try www.stitchesnstuff91.com . they produce a variety of drop bag styles and sizes with a couple of fabric options. i have two of which i've been very happy with.
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try www.stitchesnstuff91.com . they produce a variety of drop bag styles and sizes with a couple of fabric options. i have two of which i've been very happy with.
5 cases in cheap soft-side "coolers" hung from SNS bag. Rotate to drag bag, drink, repeat.

Only problem is that bag would sag in the middle and sit on the floor. The three/eights plywood I put in this year did the trick.
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I had put in a wood floor also to support the plastic crates and ammo cans for storage. I have replaced the ammo cans with a variety of bags and such, but the crates become a mire of straps with those also used for the rear cargo floor. The zippered top for access may be easier than trying to get a hand in amongs those straps.

Thanks - nothing better than to follow someone's success or avoid a mistake with their gear.
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