Beast’s Tip of the Week – Cheap Camping Compression Dry Bags

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If you’ve ever used the compression bags that you vacuum all the air out of to store duvets and the like, you may have wondered if they’d be any use for camping? While we wouldn’t expect these to put up with a lot of wear and tear, they’re just right for one off longer trips where you could do with reducing space as much as possible.

We don’t suggest you take a Dyson up the mountains, but these bags can be rolled flat without using a vacuum.

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Costing around £16 for 10 (e.g. Vacuum Compressed Storage Bags @ Amazon) these are dirt cheap, and light, and should last a full trip or more. While they keep your kit dry as well, we’d recommend using them inside a pack liner in order to protect them. With any luck, if they do fail on you, then you should have extra room in your pack by that point in the trip freed up by the food you’ve eaten!

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They’re also useful for storing your summer/winter kit away  in winter/summer.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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