Travel Tip of the Day: Garbage Bag Poncho

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Yesterday’s tip was about packing a poncho. Well, if you’re out on a tour and don’t have a poncho or an umbrella with you, ask a restaurant if you can have a large garbage bag and turn it into a DIY poncho. I did that once while on an  (above), and it really worked!



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7 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Garbage Bag Poncho"

  1. Jeff and Linda Lowe | June 10, 2015 at 12:36 pm | Reply

    We always carry a large black trash bag in our carry-on to use upside down over the pull-up handle in case of rain. It is just the right length to cover and protect the carry-on and not interfere with the wheels.

  2. hahaha You should have posted THIS tip before yesterday’s. I already ran out and bought a poncho and now look! I really didn’t need to. Just pack a few garbage bags!

  3. Thanks Johnny large garbage bags got ud through an out door bbq when it started to rain…hilarious but effective….also good for outdoor speakers in sudden downbursts….great tip

  4. I, too, always pack a black garbage/leaf bag at the bottom of my backpack. Besides a rain cover it is a great ground or bench cover for dirty or wet surfaces.

  5. Thanks for this articles post.Besides a rain cover it is a great ground or bench cover for dirty or wet surfaces.I like this post

  6. This is an old runner’s trick as well. I run half marathons. If ever I’m at a destination race, a large lawn and leaf bag works wonders. It will cover you from shoulder to shoes and shelter you from the rain. We also use them to keep warm on cold mornings while waiting in our corrals to start the race. They hold in body heat in like nobody’s business. p.s. ….Hi Shannon if you’re reading this!

  7. We always pack a 6 pack of disposable ponchos from dollar store (2pack for $1) share with friends and dispose of to save weight upon returning to sates!

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