Best trash bags according to redditors

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u/ShakeproofLA · 39 pointsr/LosAngeles

Hi, I run a business called ShakeproofLA and what I do is set people up to get ready for The Big One.

To set the stage, you have to understand that Los Angeles has, historically, had a major earthquake every 100 years, but right now we haven't a big one since 1857 when a 7.9 struck Fort Tejon.
So, add that extra 60 years to the amount of tectonic pressure that will be released when it finally does happen.

Now, what I'm going to say will scare the shit out of people, but here it is: When the next major quake hits LA it will be a major, major catastrophe. Thousands of people will die and the damage will be counted in the tens, if not hundreds of billions of dollars.

The water mains will break. The highways will crumble. The gas lines will erupt and fires will break out all over the place. It's estimated, worst case scenario, that 1/3 of the city will burn down, partially due to the broken water mains. If the earthquake is during a heatwave, those problems will be compounded.

The dust and smoke and pollutants (asbestos, etc) thrown up by the quake will cause further health problems down the line as well.

Downtown, all the glass in the buildings will break and fall. Except glass doesn't fall straight down, it floats down like a leaf, meaning that it will be thousands of razor blades slicing across the street. The fire department thinks there will be up to 10 feet of broken glass in the streets afterwards. Moreover, some 1/3 of the buildings in downtown could collapse, including many of the skyscrapers which were build using flawed construction techniques, during the 60's and 70's and 80's. Many of those same buildings are packed with asbestos, much like the World Trade center.

Scary AF, right? Well, I have a motto: "It's absolutely going to happen, so don't worry." All you can do it get prepared.

As the freeways will be out, there's basically going to be no leaving town. More likely than not, you will have to shelter in place. That being the case, you will need supplies.

Here's a list of ABSOLUTE NECESSITIES for you to have on hand. It's only a few hundred bucks and it very well could be the difference between life and death.

What I have listed are only suggestions and I'm not endorsing any particular brand over another. If you find something that does the same job for cheaper, great.

Have at least 2 weeks supply of food above and beyond what is kept in the freezer and/or pantry. Below are some options, but feel free to search around and find the best price/amount for you and your family

Food Option 1
Food Option 2
Food Option 3

Emergency Radios are a must-have and the wind-up type, with a flashlight cover multiple bases at once.
Radio Option 1
Radio Option 2

These jugs are available at any local Home Depot and will last for 5 years in storage. Do not store on concrete floors at it will leech, instead store on wood, cardboard or carpet only. You want one jug per person per week. Additionally, if you have a hot water heater, wait until it cools and use that. Be aware that the first water that comes out will be mostly mineral silt, so be sure to run it through a coffee filter.

The Lifestraw allows you to drink any gross water you find.

If you have an outdoor grill, great. That's your cooking platform. Make sure you have extra propane. If not, get a camp stove.
Camp Stove 1

Propane -
To be sourced locally.

Honey Buckets
You're going to need a place to poop, right? Get a honey bucket, or get hepatitis. Your choice.

First Aid Kit

I can't emphasize enough for people to buy these. N95 is the standard you want, as it will filter most pollutants. Buy these and don't get mesothelioma later in life.


Power Station

And the list continues. Have a car kit ready, consisting of water (I like VOSS water, as it's in glass, a couple Clif bars, a hat, sunblock, and old pair of walking sneakers and a space blanket. And dust masks. Don't forget those.

Fill out a FEMA Emergency Plan. and you'll really know where to go and who to contact in an emergency.

And that's the basics. Two weeks of survival supplies and FEMA will be on the scene, hopefully and roads will be open enough to get out of dodge.

Another good idea is to strap your furniture and TV to the walls, into the studs. I'd provide a guide, but that's my job, y'all.

u/justarandomcommenter · 13 pointsr/JUSTNOFAMILY

To replace the Fire Tablet, go through the "Amazon Warehouse" seals section, or go straight to the "Amazon devices" section, and don't check anything other than "sort by price low to high"...

You'll see all kinds of previous generation tablets, like this one:
Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 16 GB, Black - with Special Offers \ Previous Generation - 5th

Then you just grab the "kid case" for the generation you find cheapest, I ended up getting this one cause it's cheaper and I liked the way it stands up:
HONEY COMB Silicone Case for Amazon Fire // Previous 5th Generation ONLY, 2015 7 inch // by Fintie - Light Weight // Anti Slip // Shock Proof Protective Cover // Kids Friendly

You could also just get the same case that comes with the freestime package:
Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof Case for Amazon Fire // Previous Generation - 5th//, Pink

Your niece is 11, she's quite capable of cleaning the litter box everyday below she has her shower/bath, or right before she washes up for dinner/bed. You need to clean the litter at least once a day, every single day. Go to the dollar store, or Walmart, or Aldi/No Frills if you've got one, and buy a bunch of cheap little 4gal plastic bags (usually marked for office or bathrooms). I get mine on Amazon Plasticplace Clear 4 Gallon Trash bag, 17"Wx18"H, 2000/Case, 6 Microns - I only buy the ones this thick or thicker if there's a good price, and buy in super bulk because some days I don't trust myself to only use one bag, and a box will still last me two years or more even when I cleaned the litter three times a day and was using these to do that neat wax on my hands/feet (also, always look at the "new and used from $xx" on the page, it'll show you the Amazon Warehouse prices, which are usually just banged up boxes or something).

I'm so sorry your sister's such a psycho. I feel terrible just reading you had to go through all of that. But as a 37yo woman who's still terrified of my BPD mom, I can't thank you enough for helping to save that child. (I literally just stopped talking to my own mom in November 2016, and I still wake up each day scared that she's trying to call, and I always think that all of her problems are my fault... I'm still going to therapy to get that out of my head, even after she tried to kill my toddler "to prove once and for all that she's a better mother than I am"...).

Do anything you need to keep that poor kid or of her "mother's" way, and let us know if you need anything. Please also ensure that your niece gets therapy, whether anyone thinks it's needed or not, I assure you that it is needed. Just because she's finally safe, doesn't mean that shit isn't still stuck in her poor tiny head - I wish someone had have brought me to "real therapy" when I was younger, cause it would have saved me from years of terrible decisions.

Good luck, and seriously please let me know if you need anything at all - we're all here to help, but I can even offer you guys some hotel points I've gotten from work or something on Amazon if you are really needing something urgently or need some time to relax eating some (amazing, hot, and free) waffles...

Huge hugs if you'd like some :)

u/dahvzombie · 12 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

These were common and cheap pack liners.

u/Natural_Law · 11 pointsr/Ultralight

These are the ones I've been buying. And I believe they're the same ones that Mike Clelland draws a picture of in his book (whatever that's worth).

Pretty heavy at about 2.7oz each (on my scale), but VERY durable. I use one bag for many trips and many training hikes.

u/cwcoleman · 10 pointsr/backpacking

Many (most?) experienced backpackers use trail runners instead of traditional leather hiking boots. When you are at REI - check them out to see how you like them compared to the boots.

Backpack is often recommended to go last. Since you don't know what all needs to go into the pack, buying one before the rest of your gear is complicated. Once you own all the major pieces of equipment you'll backpack with - then you can best choose the backpack that accommodates it.

Fit is key though - so you should try on a few options at REI to see what brands/models/styles fit your body best.

I would recommend doing some online shopping before your REI trip. You can often find better deals online from smaller brands.
REI does sell quality equipment with a good warranty policy. They also are known for their helpful sales associates. They just aren't best at prices - as they most always sell at full retail.

Cook setup (stove, pot, cup, spoon) can be super cheap, I'd skip these at REI.

Clothes are important, maybe try on a pair of pants or shorts or shirt or jacket. Depending on where/when you adventure.

Skip the 'accessories' at REI. They will look shiny, cool, and required but they are rarely 100% necessary. The more you skip these items the more money and weight you'll save. Only buy these once you are sure you actually NEED them, not just want. For example - you can buy 3 dry bags for $50, or... you can buy a set of 5 trash compactor bags from Amazon for $3.16. Flashlights, knives, rope, first aid supplies are all over-priced and over-designed at REI in my opinion, much better to buy those for a fraction of the cost elsewhere or skip them all together.

I recently wrote this about gearing up on a budget ($500 is low):

u/Derp43 · 8 pointsr/uberdrivers

I'm a medic in my other job and when I was driving I carried the same bags we carried on the truck. You can pack a ton of puke into one of those elephant condoms

u/shootmister · 6 pointsr/ABDL

I use BOS diaper bags. They are a little expensive but do an amazing job at keeping the smell contained. Works for wet & messy.

Edit: Here’s the link:

u/SleepyHeadTA · 5 pointsr/AdultBedwetting

Most of the disposal options out there are pretty noisy, honestly. I've used plastic grocery bags in a pinch when I need to dispose discretely because they're small, innocuous to keep around, and pretty much perfectly sized for diapers. There are some bags made specifically for this purpose that you can purchase from various incontinence retailers and are quieter than garbage/shopping bags though. For instance, some scented ones that are on Amazon. You can probably find unscented ones for cheaper if you dig around, that's just the brand I know of off-hand.

For cleanup, if you can't make it to a shower in the morning I would definitely keep some wipes on hand. They're literally made for this purpose. You're not going to get rid of ALL the pee/powder scent without a decent scrub, but they do enough that you shouldn't be noticed unless the person is right up on your crotch lol. Don't flush the wipes either, even if they say they're flushable. "Flushable" wipes are the worst thing to have ever happened to our sewer system lol, you're begging to clog a toilet that way. Just drop them in the diaper after you wipe off and throw them out with it. You can honestly use any baby wipes without much issue (they're cheaper), but personally I find the adult-sized ones more comfortable and easy to use. I use Northshore's wipes, but there's a pretty broad variety out there.

Hope this helps!

u/LilBlueToddleroo · 5 pointsr/ABDL

I've been using these ever since I started needing to dispose of messy diapers in hotels or public bathrooms and they work like a charm. Once they're tied off there's virtually no smell other than the scent on the bag itself.

Also, and I suppose it kinda goes without saying, leave tips for housekeeping. Speaking from experience, at the very least it'll sooth a guilty conscience \>.>

u/DanceWithYourMom · 5 pointsr/Tools

I worked junk removal for a year and a bit. You will want an appliance dolly, as well as a Four wheel dolly. But definitely something more stout then what I linked. Also garbage cans with wheels are a must for loose shit, though those were seen more as disposable, we usually acquired them from customers who were throwing them out.

The dolly you linked looks like it would not last long, and the one I linked is probably quite heavy. It's probably easier and less cumbersome to just carry the appliances or furniture down the stairs, we only really pulled out the appliance dolly for the really heavy things.

u/r_syzygy · 4 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking
u/Prosapiens · 4 pointsr/EDC

Gorruck 34L GR2 Coyote Tan - a good bag, heavy, uncomfortable, probably give it to my grandchildren in like 50 years

Flip Flops - generic things

Bigblue 28W solar charger - very good, can charge my battery up during the day if i leave it in the sun which I've never really done honestly

Jakemy hardware tools - seamed useful? i've never needed this

Army glove shells - i thought i used these a lot and were indistructable but now that i think of it, i don't use them that often and are probably pretty cheaply made.

Sharpie, pen, all weather notebook - probably should switch over to a fisher space pen...

Straws - these are probably already broken.

Whistle - really really really loud

Fire-striker, matches, lighter - i'm not sure i have enough ways to start a fire

Fresnel lens - ok, now i have enough

LED flashlight - i used to go running in the middle of the night with this flashlight, its tiny

LED flashlight - this isn't the one i have but looks kinda similar? i don't remember where i got mine

Earbuds - generic cheap earbuds

Leatherman Surge - given to me by my wife for passing the bar. thanks wife!

First Aide kit - i put mine together from stuff i've stolen from friends houses whenever i go over and use the bathroom

playing cards - these look very similar to the ones i have, they are plastic so they won't get rained on

glasses/ sunglasses - i have really bad vision

personal hygiene kit - aahhhh dry shaving

Sawyer Mini / syringe, collapsible canteen (dirty), heavy duty straw - i've never used this

collapsible canteen (clean) - i've never used this either

sewing kit - i've used this a lot

ID tags - i guess if i get blown up they'll know my blood type?

garbage bag - for when my pockets are full

elastic bands - i use these when packing to keep rolled socks and things from falling apart

Salt - i have nooooo idea why i have this

cooking grate - i'm not going to hold meat over a fire with a stick like some sort of caveman

heavy duty ziplock bag - in case my mapcase breaks and other reasons

rip-patch - leftover from when i needed a pack because i bought a crummy cheap inflatable sleeping pad.

Army Fleece Beanie - i always keep this at the top of my pack

4 Bungie Cords - not the one i use but similar. to make a field-expedient shelter

Trowel - for disposal of biological wastes

Lensatic compass - because GPS should only be a backup

Pocketboy 130 folding saw - i have a bigger one for yardwork, this small one is really great

Tent stakes - for tent staking

Ravpower 26800 Battery - use this all the time can fast chage my stuff

Battery Battery holder, cables, wall charger - all fits togehter like glove!

Army Poncho - wear it, make a tent out of it etc

Microfiber towel - not the one i use but similar. i mainly use this for when the kids accidentally fall in a lake like they tend to do for some reason

Down Jacket - cheap chinese knockoff... i feel bad for not buying american

Wet weather top - not sure this is worth the space/weight

Wet Weather bottom - not sure if this is worth the weight/space

Silkweights - PJs! and warmth

Jungle Blanket - this is a lot better than the army's woobie. lighter and warmer

Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet - again, gift from wife. she wanted me to chop things and be more manly, generally. now i come home with parts of wildlife for her to cook

Map of New England - or, how i stopped worrying and love dismounted land navigation

PT belt - keeps me safe in all situations

Compression straps - i don't like lashing things to the outside but i guess i can if i wanted to

Fork and Spoon - stole these from the kitchen. i'll probably be replacing this soon with something titanium.


EDIT: i just priced it out: $1,585.08 total

u/mahlernameless · 3 pointsr/zerocarb

They're right above the meat on the chiller chests at every costco I've seen (admittedly only a few). Here's a stock photo of one, just above the employee's are, the white bag roll:

Or you could try small trash bags. These cost a mere $14 and would last you 2+ years at a bag per day:

u/Bellainara · 3 pointsr/randomgifts

This is wonderful! I was waiting for this week so I could put in a request for items and I was torn between requesting the trash bags we really needed or the paper towels as we are out of both. Thank you for starting this thread!

u/snopaewfoesu · 3 pointsr/worldnews

He still makes a good point though, just used the wrong context.

The trash liner I use is plastic, but the trash inside of it is not. Sure I can recycle the bag, but where is all the trash that I collected going to go since I got rid of the bag? Are you suggesting that I dump it into my trash bin which is picked up weekly? I imagine that I would get maggots within a day or so, and that's unsanitary. I feel that your solution really doesn't answer the question he asked, and isn't a solution for anything without providing an answer to where the trash goes while the bag is being recycled.

How about we look at biodegradable bags?

For a normal glad smell good trash bag, you get 110 bags for $12.41. The best bag that I could find for biodegradable (per reviews) was this one at $21.35 for 48 bags. I researched a bunch of biodegradable bags, and all of them had the same complaints. It can't hold trash for more than a couple of days without breaking down (especially when even small amounts of liquid are in the bag), and it doesn't hold odor well.

After doing the math, results yield that the average Glad bag costs around $.11 per bag. The average biodegradable bag costs around $.44 per bag.

So there are two factors here.

  • 1.) The average consumer is not going to pay 3.8 times as much for a product that doesn't benefit them directly, doesn't smell nice, and rips easily.

  • 2.) They are not readily available en mass at the average store, so most people probably don't even know that they exist.

    /u/Atwenfor made the second point that I listed, and he is absolutely correct. However nobody is talking about the first point. In case you're thinking "it's only 21$, people can afford it". My answer to that is no, not everyone can afford an increase on a limited budget. Also nobody wants trash from a ripped bag on their floor, along with a smelly kitchen.

    Do you have a better solution? I assume that you must be an expert on the topic based on how rude you were to him/her for asking a question. I'm all ears.
u/IndustrialContortion · 3 pointsr/roommates

Get one of those mini garbage cans and put it on the edge of the tub. If she's anything like me, she's in a rush and isn't thinking about the little things. The can might just be the reminder she needs for that extra step.

u/rlcahu · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive
u/jpoRS · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

You mean something like this?

Cut two slits for the straps, fold it back up, and put it in your backpack. Light weight, cheap, and you probably already have one. Plus now you don't care if you lose/damage it.

u/Diapernicus · 2 pointsr/ABDL
u/Crenellated · 2 pointsr/UltralightCanada

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Trash Compactor Bags

This would make a good entry into the wiki for this sub!

u/djuggler · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Add one of these to the nightstand and she's golden! (not an affiliate link)

sidebar: I really do recommend the Travel John. I put them in the glove boxes of our cars and my wife gave me such grief over it. "No one will ever use that!" It's designed so that men, women, and children can use it. Holds 28 ounces of liquid and has a solidifier in it that turns the liquid to a gel and deodorizes. Can be used for vomit in a crunch. But I recommend these for vomit Anyhow, I put the Travel John in the car and my wife chides me. One week later, the 5th grader (three years ago) was returning from a school trip to Washington, D.C. and the students are getting off the charter bus with yellow eyes because someone had clogged the toilet. No bathrooms in the parking lot where the buses gather and my son refuses to water a tree begging for a restaurant. We barely get the car down the road and he declares, "I'm not going to make it." I grabbed the Travel John and was immediately vindicated. My wife is totally on board and even complained when I took one camping and failed to put it back in the car.

u/sissipaska · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

That's just a normal trash bag. Just about every store sells them.

To my understanding trash compactor bags are made to be more durable than ordinary trash bags, which is the reason they are so popular in the American UL culture. People have used them for multi-month thru-hikes, whereas ordinary trash bags might get shredded after few uses.

u/MagiicHat · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Appears has them:

Totally out of the loop on conversion rates, but I suspect this isn't exactly a bargain.

u/kimchi_weather · 2 pointsr/korea
u/yiuc2794 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, but I'd like to think I'm not the only out there burying prostitutes in Eco-Smart Biodegradable Trash Bags. I am very concerned about our environment, and hope everyone else is as well.

u/instantnet · 1 pointr/uberdrivers

100-Pack Vomit Bags - No Print Plain White Barf Bags for Motion Sickness and Morning Sickness, Paper Puke Bag, 10 x 0.01 x 5 Inches

u/MetaGazon · 1 pointr/HumansBeingBros

We do. In these . They removed the old bins the bylaws changed.

u/ObiWanBaloney · 1 pointr/Eugene
u/El-Ced · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Thanks for the deets, found these Hefty ones which seem similar (2.5 mil thick) so may be a bit heavier but could be tougher.

u/SunlightThroughTrees · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Given your weights, it seems there would at least be a difference in material thickness. I have the American 'Hefty' ones which are approx 68L and weigh 65g.

I'm in Germany currently and we also don't have them here usually, but I bought some through Amazon.

I personally couldn't find any bags thick enough for me. Perhaps you could try looking in a builders merchants, I'm sure they'd have something heavy duty enough.

u/CarryOnRTW · 1 pointr/onebag

Use a pack liner for carrying worry free in the rain. This can be a regular old garbage bag or a thicker trash compactor bag or a fancy lightweight nylofume bag. This works much better for waterproofing your stuff and you don't have to get a heavy, less comfortable waterproof pack.

If you are sticking to your requirement for a transparent pack, go with the transparent litesmith pack liner linked to above. However unless you fly constantly I highly recommend you reconsider this as you are severely limiting your backpack experience.

u/AussieEquiv · 1 pointr/AppalachianTrail

~18 gal is the common dry sack.

Edit: Oh, Food sack. ~15lt is more than plenty. Probably a little smaller.

u/TheRambleMammal · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

HA! That's so funny! ^and ^kinda ^strange...

I definitely ALSO posted that in the yarn contest, so I didn't miss out or anything. I'm just confused because I remember posting THESE TRASH BAGS for YOUR contest.

Which means... somewhere out there... on some other random contest... I've posted about trash bags and also being a person that gets paid monthly! LOL

u/mobinschild · 0 pointsr/supremeclothing