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Camel Clip
Camel Clip

            OK, so this article is not about camels, but I thought it might get your attention.

I want to tell you about a tool that you might want to add to your arsenal.  It’s called the “Handy Camel Bag Clip”.  This device is a sturdy plastic clip that you can use to seal large bags—like fertilizer, potting soil, mulch, perlite, rock salt, pet food and bird seed.  There is a handle on the clip that allows you to easily carry the bag.  The “Giant” version can carry a 50 pound bag, and the regular model is for 10 pound bags.  If you clip just the corner of an opened bag top, you can more easily pour contents into a container.  Google “Handy Camel Bag Clip” for a demonstration.

            Let me tell you why I personally value this tool.  Have you ever opened a previously used bag of fertilizer and discovered after unrolling the top that the fertilizer was damp?  I did.  Damp fertilizer does not work well in spreaders.  So I poured the damp mix into a tub and set it out in the sun to dry.  The next day I had a tub of fertilizer soup.  Many fertilizers are hydroscopic—that is, they love water—they will absorb it from the air.  This is why I value a substantial bag clip that will seal off the air.

 These clips are reasonably priced.  You can order them on Amazon for about $10 for the giant version and $6 for the regular size.  It is a tool that you can use over and over again, and I think it is a good investment.

Stan, The Tool Man (article suggested by Lorraine)