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How to pack cams etc. without bending wires?
martym
25/10/2011
9:48:53 AM
About to head off for two months with trad gear (cams #0.3-#4; set of nuts & coupla hexes); 10 draws; biners, prussicks & slings
(+ atcs, helmets, harnesses, ropes etc.)

Interested in how people take care of their gear when it's weighted under everything else; being thrown on buses, planes & trains; some times days without being checked?

So far I've put the gear into some small zip up canvas bags:
- cam stems lines up with the lobes overlapping the opp. end of the facing cam;
- nuts & hexes - tried to keep wires in line according to size carefully
- slings & cords un-knotted loosley wrapped around gear
- helmets, harnesses, shoes squished on top

I know it seems anal but I'm sick of wires getting bent in transit.

Dan Theman
25/10/2011
1:24:15 PM
Bubble wrap and newspaper will help. Then wrap some clothes or something around the whole bundle of cams.
Winston Smith
25/10/2011
1:27:51 PM
I find the Mountain Tools "California Roll" tarp brilliant.

http://www.mtntools.com/cat/mt/necess/mt_caroll.htm

I took it to the states in August with my full rack inside and didn't have any problems.

It takes a bit of time to rack/derack but it certainly does the job.

ajfclark
25/10/2011
1:44:08 PM
On 25/10/2011 Dan Theman wrote:
>Bubble wrap and newspaper will help. Then wrap some clothes or something around the whole bundle of cams.

When I went to China I went with a similar idea but didn't bother with the bubble wrap. Wrapped each pair of cams with a couple of tshirts and then bungled it all together in the middle of my pack. Made wires into a similar bungle and did the same.
Mike Bee
25/10/2011
2:37:03 PM
I just tend to bung it all in together and I haven't had any real issues yet.

Eduardo Slabofvic
25/10/2011
3:57:23 PM
Wrap them up in your rope
climbingjac
25/10/2011
10:27:52 PM
cams in tuppaware or equivalent container

Dan Theman
26/10/2011
11:09:08 PM
On 25/10/2011 Winston Smith wrote:
>I find the Mountain Tools "California Roll" tarp brilliant.

Looks like a fancy spanner holder, great idea...

stugang
26/10/2011
11:26:20 PM
Why don't you just pack them in carefully and bend them back the other way if they get warped.

Unless it's micro wire, your shit placement is gunna kill you not a bendy thing.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
27/10/2011
12:42:07 AM
On 25/10/2011 martym wrote:
>Interested in how people take care of their gear (snip)
>I know it seems anal but I'm sick of wires getting bent in transit.


Gear is made for using yes?
In my opinion gear gets way more worked over during use than in transit.

I often stuff gear into such transit items as haulbags, bike saddlebags, packs etc, and find cam wires usually straighten out easily after distortion, and likewise wires recover with a bit of flexing, though admit it does help if this remedial action can be prevented by careful packing to start with.

My greater concern is the damage to the transit item from sharps, like the nut tool and other sharp aid gear.

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