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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 4:56 am 
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Has anyone used small hemp or cotton bags to carry nuts or quick cooking oats while hiking?

We are wanting to not use plastic bags or hard plastic containers for these things.

One bag maker (I only asked one) said that their bag would leak small particles through the top, as it does not seal completely.

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 6:37 am 
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Ziplock bags can be used many times when treated with care.  Most of the problems with plastics usage is the use once and then toss on the street practice employed by lazy people.
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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 8:08 am 
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Unfortunately I have not found any good alternative to ziploc bags. I have tried cloth bags and was not satisfied for multiple reasons.

Lately I have greatly reduced the number of bags I use. Consolidating things like nuts into just one bag rather than individual bags for each day. I also reuse bags if possible.

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PostThu Apr 25, 2019 4:16 pm 
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You could use small rolltop bags.  SeaToSummit makes some (in coated nylon and silnylon) or you could DIY them if you have access to a sewing machine.  Tight woven cotton or hemp with a rolltop instead of drawstring closure wouldn't leak.

In pre-nylon days waxed cotton was used for rain gear.   Using melting beeswax into tight woven cotton or hemp would create a water tight fabric.
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PostSat Apr 27, 2019 9:13 pm 
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Not sure how small you mean by small but Gossamer Gear makes reusable, see-through zippered bags in 3 different sizes. And they’re ultralight, of course.  smile.gif https://www.gossamergear.com/collections/accessories/products/cuben-q-storage-sacks?variant=30708717964#shopify-product-reviews
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PostSat Apr 27, 2019 9:59 pm 
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Depending on your needs, I have found these bags good for carrying nuts and such but some things do dry out over time.

https://www.lunchskins.com/

They have a sealable paper bag.

I also like the reusable produce bags for carrying all my food in on day hikes and the Biobags for moist things or when I need a good seal.

http://biobagusa.com/

More and more stores are carrying these now.

I have used the beeswax food wraps on day hikes for nuts/apples/etc but imagine they would be heavy for longer trips.

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PostSun Apr 28, 2019 3:04 pm 
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Thanks for all the suggestions.
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PostMon Apr 29, 2019 8:57 am 
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Buy compostable sandwhich bags. They fold over.

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PostMon Apr 29, 2019 8:58 am 
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https://www.ifyoucare.com/baking-cooking/snack-sandwich-bags/

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