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PeakDream

How do you pack your ice screws?

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Black Diamond has the Ice ScrewUp bag that takes 6 ice screws. I don't feel like paying $20 for a canvas bag. I have heard people use some type of material that wrap around each ice screws. Just wondering what everyone is using.

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I don't feel like paying $20 for a canvas bag.

 

It's not just a bag, it's a series of tubes :grlaf:

 

The price might not bother you after

1) your screws clink together in your homemade bag, dulling the threads

2) your screws puncture everything else in your backpack

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Ya its worth it... just ante up for one. I also use the OR version. The BD only has six slots, but if your using mainly shorter screws you can oppose the ends and you should be just fine.

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The BD screw up is nice for screws but it's really great for wire brushes etc. if you do a lot of cleaning and new routing come the end of ice season. So it gets my vote as it gets used year-round.

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I didn't like the BD one. Anyone know where I can find OR version? I was gonna make my own but material cost is too high to justify it.

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I have some hypalon coming to make a couple. Hypalon isn't cheap but deosn't take much material. Could do it with 500d PU coated cordura for REALLY cheap if you know somebody with a sewing machine.

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I have heard people use some type of material that wrap around each ice screws. Just wondering what everyone is using.

 

Just save/reuse the mesh thread covers that come w/ each screw - if desired toss in a cheapo bag.

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Rubber tubing. I forget the diameter, could check when I get home. Hell, it might even be some type of cut up bike tire.

 

Edit: Make sure to take the tubing off and let the screws sit for a bit, because water will be stuck against the screw if you throw them in the tube wet, then let it sit in your closet for a couple weeks.

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