View Full Version : Rubber Bands

01-15-2003, 19:27
Have any of you thru-hikers ever used rubber bands for things on your trip? If so, how much time did you get out of these before they stretched out and were useless. I would like to hold my tent stakes together with them when packed.

01-15-2003, 20:25
Rubber bands don't last very long, but the rubber band type things used for pony tails hold up very well and come in at least two sizes.


01-16-2003, 09:16
Rubber bands have their uses. I use on to keep the windscreen wrapped around my fuel bottle.

Tent stakes? Mine go in a little tent stake bag.

01-16-2003, 10:11
I figured a rubberband would allow mud to dry on the stakes and fall off faster than cramping them up in a bag. I also thought it would be lighter than a bag with a drawcord. I'll look at trying one of those elastic hairties.