Do BD cams come in a plastic bag + with silica gel?

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Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 1, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
I did not think BD gear came in a bag or with silca gel. Seems odd...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-DIAMOND-6-CAMALOT-NEW-IN-BD-SEALED-PLASTIC-BAG-/160964857159?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257a40cd47
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 1, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
It did!

Trust that seller! He is very close to me!
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
Ok then, case closed. (I have not bought a BD cam in many years.)
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 1, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
If they do they shouldn't. There is soo much waste generated from outdoor gear. I can't tell you how many useless plastic bags I had to throw away when I worked at REI. Piles and piles of trash on shipment days.

Sickening!

But hey, as long as people are getting out and enjoying/trashing the outdoors!
weezy

climber
Feb 1, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
don't throw away plastic bags they make great play toys for children.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 1, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Weezy! Re your comment:
don't throw away plastic bags they make great play toys for children.


Between our stash of plastic bags and my favorite childhood toy:

Johnny Bag Of Broken Glass,

Credit: Fritz


visiting children here have hours of safe quiet fun.

Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Feb 1, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
BD gear never used to come in a plastic bag with silica gel, because they never used to ship the gear all the way across an entire ocean. Camalots, hexes and stoppers used to come from Ventura, then they came from Salt Lake City.

My typewriter doesn't have the proper keys to write out where BD gear comes from now.







The bag and gel trash issue might be the least of your worries,
because . . . . . . . .








. . . . . . . . . Yer Gunna Die.


Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 1, 2013 - 02:45pm PT

I hear ya. All that extra trash is a buzz kill.

This link gives some ideas on reusing silica gel packets.

cf. http://www.mnn.com/local-reports/illinois/local-blog/how-to-reuse-silica-gel-packets


FWIW, I've tried the tip about putting 'em on your dash to help prevent fogged up windows. It's work so far this winter in my carpool. Four warm bodies folded into a compact car for 30 minutes early in the morning. Those gel packs had their work cut out for 'em.




kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 03:14pm PT



don't throw away plastic bags they make great play toys for children.



Make sure yer empty five gallon buckets are full of water as well


Credit: kennyt
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 03:15pm PT


This link gives some ideas on reusing silica gel packets.

I put them in the fireplace
ClimbingOn

Trad climber
NY
Feb 1, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
If the cams come directly from BD (direct purchase, pro-deal, etc), then yes, they come in those bags with the silica gel. I don't know if retail stores receive them the same way or not.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Kenny T writes:

"Make sure yer empty five gallon buckets are full of water as well"



I'd pay extra for a bucket without that depressing picture of a drowning kid on it.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Hopefully everyone knows I'm kidding, Hence the warning shot. Just git yer kids a blow up pool, and melt the plastic bags.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
At Nomad Ventures alllll that packaging gets stuffed inside itself and used to stuff backpacks.

We have some old packs in the closeout area with probably 10 year old Patagonia Clothing bags inside to stuff 'em up real big...
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
I'd pay extra for a bucket without that depressing picture of a drowning kid on it.

Betcha the T-shirt would sell like crazy.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Feb 1, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Betcha the T-shirt would sell like crazy.
Put me down for a cut of the profits.
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