Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:42 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:11 PM
I've got a bit of a thing for clear plastic pencil cases. They're great for cables, keeps them neat and you can usually see exactly what you're looking for, and just fish them out. Quite keen on the velcro hook & loop cable ties too, keeps things organised.
Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:17 PM
I have traditionally used net bags. Now I've found some vinyl bags with net in them (Jerry Hill???) which are a little nicer for metal objects because they are less likely to poke holes through. I then attach via a zip tie a laminated card the size of a business card with a description of what is in there (i.e. "24 Volt Power Cables." Very easy to find what you are looking for and very easy on the assistants too.
Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:20 PM
Very neat stuff and i think the only piece in my kit that was free ;-)
Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:22 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:24 PM
Pack-it-sacks are actually from Eagle Creek. You can get them in outdoor stores. The first ones I got from Jerry Hill were ridiculously expensive, due to shipping and duty, not Jerry... Then I noticed them in the outdoor store right around the corner. Putting labels on the outside is a great idea, indeed.
Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:58 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:04 PM
Available in Canada at Mountain Equipment Coop . I looked around on the net and could not find a US dealer. And they are not available on the MEC website (MEC Canada)
The company is from Canada and have a phone number under company info...Since they advertise the price on the web ,maybe they can ship direct to you from BC...Good luck
Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:17 PM
I use two types of bags 1. "American Studio"single bag 260mmx190mm great and 2.Tackle Logic Tour bag 210x210 Is bag I found in a fishing store .There are several different sizes and are very strong. With both bag you have individual plastic bags
where you are able to label each bag exactly what cable is there.I use one for 35mm cables and one for 16mm cables
Good luck .
Louis Puli from down under
Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:58 PM
One of the instructors at the SOA workshop suggested using these. "With all the money we invest in cables we should protect them as best we can."
I have the pack-it-sacks right now but I?m thinking of getting these.
Have one bag for all the little cases or have one case for all the little bags.
Here is the link:
Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:43 PM
my 2 cents.............
P.S. In ten years Ive never had a cable or bracket break because of how it was packed. I also get the impression that camera assistants like the baby Tupperware containers.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:40 AM
Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:50 AM