I carry plastic trash bags of various sizes - a big size can double as an emergency poncho, shelter,, sleeping bag, moisture barrier, tarp/tent liner, water bucket, laundry bag, pack liner, 'leave no trace' potty and [tah-dah] you can even carry regular ol' trash in it, haha! I always pack my sleeping bag in a trash bag to keep it dry before putting it into my backpack, ditto for my dry clothes and food. I may sound like the Bag Lady Queen but I use them for everything - they can even be used for first aid purposes to double as barrier gloves, made into an impromptu CPR mask or made into a sling, esp if you have duct tape to go with them.
Honest, I never go on any backpack or longer hike without the essential trash bags and duct tape!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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