for a rock sack these days?
for a rock sack these days?
A rock or a stick on the ground has always worked for me.
A little bag I made out of left over ripstop. You can use an old sock or and piece of fabric.
The bag for my tent stakes.
I shove a snickers bar size/shaped rock into a small loop at the end of my rope.
Rocketsocks e'touffee' (Socks stuffed with Rocks) or a Bandana works great too.
Last edited by rocketsocks; 06-10-2012 at 15:17.
Also, if you don't already use it, check out the PCT method of bear bagging.
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I use a rock from the ground. At some campsites, it can be a challenge to find one.
When I section-hiked in '05, I met a thruhiker who used a full water bottle. It was easy to tie the rope through the loop and effective but it sure takes a beating especially during the course of a thruhike.
I find a rock on the ground and wrap it in a piece of onion bag mesh. Use a carabiner to hold it together. The mesh doubles as a scrubbie when doing dishes.
I have a little drawstring nylon stuff sack just big enough to carry 50' of 2mm cord, a small section of PVC, and a couple Black Diamond resin carabiners. When I get ready to hang, I throw a rock inside the bag then clip the biner to the drawstring. The stuff sack makes the perfect throw bag.
BTW, I prefer the knotless PCT method:
Last edited by Spokes; 06-10-2012 at 16:51.
Rock sacks are for hikers who can't tie monkey's-fists.
A rock can be nearly as round as a tennis ball, a well-tied monkey's-fist will hold on it.
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Monkey fist? Avast! Thar be no pirates here matey.......
I use one of my home made bamboo trekking poles. Throw it like a spear.
The best projectile by far is a 20 oz soda bottle about 1/3d full of water. Put the string under the cap to hold it in place. (If you use a heavier cord, you might need to add a short length of string to go between the bottle cap and cord).
The soda bottle is of a shape and size which falls through tree branches without getting snagged and it will not wrap around a limb. After I discovered the soda bottle trick, throwing a line up over a limb has become much less fustrating is much quicker and gives better results than anything else I've tried. An under hand toss can easily get the bottle and line up 20 feet.
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Spokes i like that.. /goes to chop some pvc pipe
on the throwing part.. i use my stake bag or just tie it around a heavy-ish stick.
I use a ziplock bag...Basically I store the carabiner wrapped in the cordage in a ziplock. When I'm ready to use it I remove the carabiner/cord, punch the carabiner through the middle of the bag, insert a rock and fling it up there...Not sure how long it's gonna last, but it's a ziplock, so I have more