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Old 22-03-2011, 20:54   #16
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Re: Ziplock bags

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Well isn't THAT the coolest thing? (pun intended)

I keep ALL sizes of ziplocs including the size for clothes and linens
Yes, so where can you find them in the USA? Glad - Where to Buy The ice cube ones.
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Re: Ziplock bags

Ziploc bags are a staple on our boat. I'm always on the look out for good prices on good quality ones. I have used some of the generic ones that fall apart pretty quickly, while some are good. But as an earlier post said who can remember which is which???

I'm not too concerned about the size - if I can find a good price in any size I grab them because I know I'll use them for something. The new monster size ones are great! The best place I've found in the US is just about any dollar store. Get me to a dollar store and I'll load up on ziploc bags, jars of garlic, and Angel Soft TP.

Hmm, there was a day when a new pair of shoes was my shopping passion...
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Ziplock baggies are your best friend on a cruising boat. ...Just about everything ends up in one or the other including boat parts, oil filters, fuel filters, etc. ...Never used them for active food - use tupperware type container for active food....
Yeah, that's about like us. I said earlier that we hardly wash out zip bags anymore for reuse, and it occured to me that since finding the square 20 oz. and 32 oz. Ziploc containers with the snap-lids, we hardly use zip bags for 'messy' food anymore, but just use the containers with lids which are much easier to wash out... We still use the zip bags for dry food like crackers and so on as they can then easily be reused.
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if ye dont has a fridge, do those ice bags freeze without any coldness..LOL.....i think i like the clothing stashing ones best.....dont need fridge with those...
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Yeah, that's about like us. I said earlier that we hardly wash out zip bags anymore for reuse, and it occured to me that since finding the square 20 oz. and 32 oz. Ziploc containers with the snap-lids, we hardly use zip bags for 'messy' food anymore, but just use the containers with lids which are much easier to wash out... We still use the zip bags for dry food like crackers and so on as they can then easily be reused.
We use the zip-locks for breads and other dry foods but we use Snapware for wet foods and leftovers. The square/rectangular containers stow very nicely. The large Snapware containers are great for flour and coffee and other bulk dry goods.



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My crew carry Ziplock bags in their pockets when we are offshore or in rough seas. No explanation needed.
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Re: Ziplock bags

Note that capngeo posted a photo of ZipLoc Big Bags, which weren't much discussed in this thread but are highly recommended. I find them in supermarkets with the other plastic bags. They're big enough to hold sheets, clothing and other large items. No matter how dry the boat I always have a set of bedding stowed in these bags. Leaks happen, even if only because somebody forgot to close a hatch before it rained.
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Note that capngeo posted a photo of ZipLoc Big Bags, which weren't much discussed in this thread but are highly recommended.
My superior half found some of those at Smart & Final here in California. They are certainly still expensive even at S&F but when you need a dry towel or comforter it will seem well worth it.



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Re: Ziplock Bags

Two gallon ziplock bags can be difficult to find. We ordered them in bulk (200, I think) on-line somewhere and they are good quality. I can't find the link where we ordered, but googling would probably work. Used to be you could buy them as a store brand at grocery and discount stores but now, no. The 2.5 gallon are nice, but I have many more uses for two gallon.

I also buy lots of one gallon twist tie bags. They hold a full size bread loaf just right, and I double the bread going two different directions so it will keep better. Much cheaper than ziplocks, and a better fit.

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Thanks for the comments. Apparently Ziploc are not available in the UK.


Comment as per SC Johnson:
This product is not manufactured for the UK market and so is not available in this country. As the labelling regulations and restrictions on certain substances are different in some countries we are unable to import the product for sale here without making significant changes.

So after a search I found some on Amazon. And am very happy... Quart and Gallon and already the skipper has found them for his toolkit...
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Re: Ziplock Bags

I found some 6mil ziplocks! Perfect for the iPad on the dink!
Will post a link when I get back to my real computer
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