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IowaFishinGuy
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05/23/2020 07:58AM
Just wanted to give a little shout out to BDBs. Did a couple day trip to Seagull this week. Paddled to a site on the SW side of the lake, dumped my packs off, and went out fishing for the day. Canoe wasn’t super organized, but I didn’t think much about it since I wasn’t portaging.

Ended up by the Alpine portage and decided to cross. Didn’t realize how much BDBs help with tying everything into the canoe until I portaged without them, since my bag of them were still in my pack. From now on, I will always have a stash of them on me or in a tackle box for those “just in case” moments.
 
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TipsyPaddler
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05/23/2020 08:44AM
I leave 4-6 BDB’s on the canoe thwarts and seat bars all the time to secure paddles, fishing poles and such on portages. The detachable Prism solo canoe yoke also gets “ BDB’ed” to a thwart to keep from losing it if I flip the canoe.

They are the handiest things ever!
 
05/23/2020 04:22PM
Accept no substitutions, get some Old Scout Bungee Dealee Bobs and support small business.
 
woodsandwater
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05/23/2020 05:02PM
Love them! A definite must to help secure things in the boat.
 
schweady
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05/23/2020 05:18PM
woodsandwater: "Love them! A definite must to help secure things in the boat."
And just about anywhere else!
 
RetiredDave
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05/23/2020 05:28PM
BDB's: Don't leave home without them!

Dave
 
joetrain
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05/24/2020 05:01AM
I have a few secured in my Merlin at all times. I also have a few Velcro strips wrapped around my thwarts too.
~JOE~
 
05/24/2020 10:15AM
They make great stocking stuffers come Christmas time as well. I also have a couple extra on a thwart ready to go as some of you have already mentioned.
 
05/24/2020 11:41AM
Had seen them advertised in BWJ many times, but never played with them until finding two in a Quetico campsite several years ago. They're great, and are now along on every canoe trip. Especially handy for organizing paddles, etc, on portages.
TZ
 
HawkInCT
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05/24/2020 01:12PM
fadersup: "Accept no substitutions, get some Old Scout Bungee Dealee Bobs and support small business. "

+1
 
05/25/2020 05:23PM
Just used about 8 of them every day for a week-long trip. Rods, paddles, etc...secured for portaging!
 
cyclones30
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05/25/2020 08:43PM
We have about 10 in use on our canoe while traveling. 2 each on 2 collapsible rods on the thwarts. 2 more for our long rods tied along the inside of the canoe. The others aren't used while paddling and then get paddles for portages.

We do also like the nite-ize huge twist-tie things and use those for some of those jobs too. However, the BDB is great and we usually carry at least 10 more for whatever other needs come up.
 
adam
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05/26/2020 09:59AM
We have Bungee Dealee Bob's in our online store if anyone is interested.

 
StraightShooter
 
05/26/2020 10:58AM
I received eight of them last week and am looking forward to trying them out.
 
Argo
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05/26/2020 11:25AM
Available in Canada?
 
giddyup
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05/26/2020 12:46PM
Just ordered mine!
 
adam
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05/26/2020 12:55PM
Argo: "Available in Canada?"
Give it a try in our store and see if it will take the order.
 
MikeinMpls
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05/27/2020 02:23PM
Old Scout, the inventor and manufacturer of BDBs, is a friend of mine. He also lives about 30 rods west of me. I've been using BDBs for well over a decade, and I cannot say enough good things about them. I wonder how I got along for the first 30 years of tripping without them. I have them tied in several places for easy access...on my thwarts, on my packs, and in my pockets. I also use them for cord control in my house and in my office.

Mike

 
Sandman2009
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05/28/2020 10:17PM
They are great for connecting water bottles to the outside of packs, fastening leech buckets to a tree branch, or for use as clothespins on your clothesline. Also work well to cinch up a contractor bag/bag liner inside your pack.

They're great!
 
tumblehome
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05/30/2020 06:05AM
BDB's are one of those crazy simple inventions that are indispensable for so many uses. Sort of like 'Why didn't I think of that'?
 
Porkeater
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06/01/2020 09:58AM
TrailZen: "Had seen them advertised in BWJ many times, but never played with them until finding two in a Quetico campsite several years ago. They're great, and are now along on every canoe trip. Especially handy for organizing paddles, etc, on portages.
TZ"


Oh, those were mine. Can you send them back, please?
 
CedarHillX
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06/01/2020 10:24AM
Argo: "Available in Canada?"
Hi Argo, I was unable to order them from the BWCA store but found a place in London, ON that sells them, London's Paddle Shop. I ordered 8 for my upcoming WCPP trip.

London Paddle Shop
 
giddyup
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06/10/2020 10:51AM
I second the shout out. I ordered multiples because of this thread. I love them. Thanks to whoever started the thread. I had heard of them but never ordered any.

I’m having a good time Bungee Dealee Bobbing up my house and my life! Does anyone have pictures of innovative and creative ways you have used them?
 
IndyCanoe
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06/10/2020 11:02AM
Agreed they are awesome. Our very first trip we bought a few from the outfitter after reading about them here. Initially I was a little skeptical and didn't think I would like them that much but after using on that first trip I have never looked back! Now i make sure to pick up a few more each time we are there because i never want to run out!
 
Argo
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06/11/2020 08:09PM
CedarHillX: "Argo: "Available in Canada?"
Hi Argo, I was unable to order them from the BWCA store but found a place in London, ON that sells them, London's Paddle Shop. I ordered 8 for my upcoming WCPP trip.

London Paddle Shop "


Thank you so much!
 
06/12/2020 05:11PM
BDBs are so awesome, I always budget my Scout trips so everybody gets a few to use however they want then keep.
 
fishonfishoff
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06/14/2020 06:02PM
giddyup: "I second the shout out. I ordered multiples because of this thread. I love them. Thanks to whoever started the thread. I had heard of them but never ordered any.

I’m having a good time Bungee Dealee Bobbing up my house and my life! Does anyone have pictures of innovative and creative ways you have used them? "

It may be hard to see, but the compass is bdb'd on the portage yoke the entire trip. Just look down and you know
directions.
FISHONFISHOFF
 
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