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I wrote this up over at Grizzly Central... Figured I'd post it here as well...

Ever break down and when you go to reach for your tools, all you find is a rusty mess? Ever wanted to carry an emergency blanket or something else on the quad but you decided against it because it just took up too much room? Ziplock bags just don't cut it. They tend to let in moisture and dust.

Well I've had these issues, and I came up with a new way to address them. I'm sure I'm not the first person to do this, but I've never seen or heard of anyone else doing it, so I figured I'd share it with the rest of you.

If you have a "foodsaver" vacuum sealer, then you this should be very easy for you. If you don't, you should think about getting one (for the food savings alone) Simply place whatever item you want sealed in an air tight bag, and then seal it with the foodsaver.

I now have a small toolset and some other "perishables" that I keep vacuum sealed inside my rack storage bags. If I ever need them, I just cut them open and then seal it again when I get back to the house. That way my tools never rust, and I don't have to worry about dust, mud or other debris getting in there as well. Plus it keeps everything neat and in place. You can shrink a coat or blanket down to like half more than it's folded size which helps with space constraints.

If you don't want to spend the $100 bucks for a foodsaver, then you can go with the cheaper alternative of the new ziplock vacuum bags. (I just don'tknow how well they work)

I'm just happy to know that the cheap socket set that I have in the quad won't be a rusted mess the next time I need to use it. (which has happened before)

This would also work for spare air filters, sparkplugs, snatchblocks or other items you want to keep with you, but are worried that they'll get damaged or dirty...
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