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Bungy Cord Alternative.

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SHANEA

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« on: June 05, 2006, 04:07:30 PM »
Do you use bungy cords on your West Texas Trans Pecos Big Bend Region adventures?  I've got a pretty good alternative for you.  I picked these up a while back at Kmart in Lufkin Texas and they really worked well on the most recent Most Excellent BIBE Adventure.  We used them to lash coolers and other items to the deck of the R2D2, etc.  We also used them to create "lash points" for traditional bungy cords.  Really neat.  Held up through one trip so far.  A little pricey, but still not bad.  So, get out the ole wallet and go purchase a dozen of them and help stimulate this economy.

Had picked up these Grip N' Twists a while back from KMart in Lufkin b4 the most recent BIBE trip.  They really worked out well in lashing stuff like the cooler to the deck of the R2D2.

http://www.griptwist.com/

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BigBendHiker

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Bungy Cord Alternative.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 08:05:17 PM »
Hi Shanea!

First time I have ever seen or heard of these.   Thanks for making us aware of these.



BBH

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Bungy Cord Alternative.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 09:42:05 PM »
Are they very heavy? What's inside? Like giant bread ties I guess.
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Offline Bobcat

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Bungy Cord Alternative.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 09:51:08 PM »
Those things look ominous!
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Offline 10ftTall&BulletPrf

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 08:59:06 AM »
These are interesting.

How much were they?

Where in KMart did you find them? The camping section? Automotive?
"You may all go to work and I will go to Big Bend" - If Davy Crockett were alive today.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006, 09:12:37 AM »
Quote from: "10ftTall&BulletPrf"
These are interesting.

How much were they?

Where in KMart did you find them? The camping section? Automotive?

If you're like me and have a hard time going into a K-Mart (or even finding one that's still in business), they'll let you order them directly at https://www.griptwist.com/ssl/index.htm


I wonder how long these things will hold up.  How many twists are they good for?  Look like they could be pretty useful if they're durable.

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SHANEA

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006, 12:11:34 PM »
I always support the underdog and obviously KMart is the underdog, plus, they are now joined at the hip with Sears and we can't let Sears go down the tubes because of Craftsman tools - we'd put Bob Villa out of a job  :oops:

I found them in the automotive section at Kmart.    I'm not sure how much I paid for them, it was back when I had a job and a large free cash flow.

I'll keep you posted on how they work out.  Yes, they are like big bread twist ties.

 


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