Dry bags are a practical and useful addition to your preparedness kits. Dry bags come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Most use a roll-top closure to create a water-tight seal. Seal your roll-top bag by folding the Hypalon strip down, rolling it at least three times, and then closing the buckle. Purchase a dry bag slightly larger than your anticipated need. The dry bag can have a number of uses including:
- Keeping things dry including clothes, electronics, etc.
- Consider using one as sleeping bag stuff sack
- Use airtight dry bag to remove air and compress clothes or sleeping bag
- Carrying water in an emergency situation
- Seal and use it as a pillow
- As a container for gathering food, etc.
Select a heavier dry bag that can survive some rough treatment. Always carry patching materials.