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Old 06-26-2016   #1
 
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Trash bags

What are folks using for multiday trips, got a crew of 11 floating San Juan July 17-23?
We've used burlap bags before, but they have seen better days, just replace them or find something new that's tough? I've seen what I think are rice bags made of a white plastic woven ribbon type material.
What are you using? Thinking we'll continue with plastic inside and re-use the outer ones for protection of the inner bags.
Please share what you've used, likes, dislikes, sources to find them if you can.
We appreciate it and hope all are having as much fun as we are!

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Old 06-26-2016   #2
 
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Heavy duty extra large trash bags go in an extra large cordura zip duffel. We've been using the same duffel for 12 years now. 7-10 day trips (MS, MFS, Deso, etc.) with 8-12 peeps.
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I had Stitch's N Stuff sew me up a trash bag holder of her strong mesh fabric sides, solid bottom and rope top closure. Commercial trash bag inside. Jan is always glad to test out ideas and always makes the project better with her input.

For aluminum drink cans I have a el cheapo used but still solid US Army duffle bag.
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I use grocery bags at lunch and add to heavy duty trash bags at night that are then put into feed bags or bags they use as sand bags that are sold at the hardware store or at the local coop store then i put that into a cordura duffel and use through-out the rest of the trip. By the end of a week trip I might end up with 4 or 5 different trash bags in the duffel. Keeps all the trash in one big duffel and then stuff that into the boat cranny hole or tie on at the last. I burn all paper and only end up with plastic and rotables in the garbage. I used to sort plastic and paper and rotables but that would be putting out three different collections for garbage every day and still people could not figure it out. So now it is either garbage or burnable and I don't burn plastic.
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What are folks using for multiday trips, got a crew of 11 floating San Juan July 17-23?
We've used burlap bags before, but they have seen better days, just replace them or find something new that's tough? I've seen what I think are rice bags made of a white plastic woven ribbon type material.
What are you using? Thinking we'll continue with plastic inside and re-use the outer ones for protection of the inner bags.
Please share what you've used, likes, dislikes, sources to find them if you can.
We appreciate it and hope all are having as much fun as we are!
I'm using the white plastic type of woven bags you describe and find they work really well. We use to get grass seed in them. You might check with a sod farm or seed company. I put a regular plastic trash bag inside them to contain the trash. Makes it for throwing the trash away simple and helps save on the funk.

If I'm on a trip that I know wood is scarce or hard to find, I load them up with wood. they work great for protecting your boat.

For most large trips, we use a bag a night and use another one or two for aluminum cans. I tie them up with cord and tie them to the load. You can tie them all together at night and hang them high in a tree.

I quit using my coolers for trash a long time ago.
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At first I was thinking, oh man look at us we are now having a lengthy discussion on garbage. Anyway here is what I do:

Trash goes into a rocket box lined with a commercial grade trash bag. The rocketbox is great because it is easy on compact, by folding the bag over and crushing it with your feet and the smell stays fairly contained during the day. For a 5 day trip with a group of 12 we only filled one rocketbox. I did a three day trip with 25 people last spring and the rocket box was tight, but managed the whole trip without using a recycle and slop bucket.

Cans and metal recycle: 5 gallon bucket with gamma seal. The cans get crushed each morning, we typically get 3-4 days worth of cans in a bucket. I prefer this to putting crushed cans in a bag because the bag always seems to rip.

Food Waste: On some trips we bring a 5gal bucket with gamma lined with a compostable bag. At the end of the trip we can through the whole thing in our yard compost or in the city compost bin. Also by having a food scrap bucket it cuts down on the stink and sloppiness in the rocketbox trash.

I must admit, I hate putting garbage in cooler as it is hard to get the stink out of the plastic. I also hate putting it in a bag and strapping it in to my gear hump. The buckets and rocket box may be overkill, but not dealing with broken bags and garbage smell as i float down the river makes it worth it.
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Trash compactor bags hold up well.


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We use gamma buckets for dry food storage, food for that bucket's meal comes out, garbage made on that meal goes back in. Pretty simple.

Line with a kitchen bag makes cleanup easy, recycle goes outside the bag inside the bucket. I rinse out the buckets and spray with clorox hard surface before storing.
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Trash compactor bags inside poly rice bags inside an old Jack's bag. No smell, leakage, or problems. Recycling goes in rice bags in a second old Jack's bag.
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Trash bags can be rolled up, smashed, squished, and sealed into a watertight pod with a roll of shrink wrap plastic.
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