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Case for carrying extra bags

Posted by Maried, on Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:59 am

I noticed there is an advertisement on this site Beyond Definition and it seens to have a really great day carrying case for Ostomy supplies .. it is called Essential Case... has any one bought it? It looks like a perfect case to hold a bag or two.. just in case.

Reply by w30bob, on Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:49 am

Hi Maried,

  I didn't see the ad you mentioned, but I Googled "Beyond Definition Essential Case" and it popped right up.  Seems it's a British company but their site says it's  out of stock.  Don't think it would work for me, but to be honest I'm glad you mentioned carrying an extra bag around.  I don't do that, just bag clips......which are everywhere it seems except where I need one...but I never thought to have spare bags handy.  I've never needed one, but I could see many scenarios where it could get torn or punctured while I'm working on my tractors or vehicles, or when my pooch gets over excited.  So good idea and thanks for that!!

 

regards,

bob

Reply by w30bob, on Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:33 am

Hi Maried,

  Well.........maybe I'm wrong.  I just saw the ad you mentioned and it's for their Venture Bag.  When I found their website the bag they showed was much smaller.  So maybe the Venture isn't out of stock, just the smaller one.  Guess they make a variety of bags and I may have jumped the gun.  The Venture is about the size of my emergency osto kit that I keep in my car........or I should say used to keep in my car.  I found that it was a hassle carrying it in and out of the house into the car.......and then I'd feel naked if I got in the car and forgot to bring the kit.........so finally I realized if I had an emergency the odds of me being able to get a new barrier on with my almost constant output would be impossible....so having the kit really wasn't helping me.  For now I figure if I have an issue with a major leak, or my barrier gets torn off..........I'll just sit on a big towel that I keep in my car..........and go home to try to address it.  But for those who can perform a barrier replacement or bag change at anytime......it's about the right size for everything you'll need.  Looks like a good product.  Thanks Maried!

 

regards,

bob

Reply by bowsprit, on Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:18 pm

Neat looking bag. Sometime ago I bought a lovely Travel Bar. Unfortunately, the news on the health front led to its use being drastically curtailed. I took out everything except the rock glasses and now use it for storing supplies while travelling. It is just the right size and has a suitcase type handle. It doesnt look like the usual items passengers carry, so when questioned I said:" I don't like the drinks they serve on board so I carry my own". They know it is a joke, so it brought a smile.

Reply by NurseWithAnOstomy, on Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:03 pm

Maried,

I do have the larger, Venture case. It's nice and I carry a few pouches in it. However, you can just as easily get a good cosmetic pouch for the same purpose (and less money)

NWAO 

P.S. I remembered the unique feature of this case is the flip-down "shelf," which is nice and could be worth it if that is something important to you 😊



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Reply by lovely, on Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:11 pm

I just put a coulpe of bags and wafers already with the hole cut to size in a ziplock bag, I just carry them in my purse for emergencys around town, Dr's, church, or shopping. Sometimes I visit family out of town and I use a small tote bag with enough supplies I may need. 

Reply by w30bob, on Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:57 pm
lovely wrote:

I just put a coulpe of bags and wafers already with the hole cut to size in a ziplock bag, I just carry them in my purse for emergencys around town, Dr's, church, or shopping. Sometimes I visit family out of town and I use a small tote bag with enough supplies I may need. 

Yeah, I tried the purse thing Lovely........but people kept giving me strange looks.  And part of that was my fault........I never could find a purse that really matched my Cool New Cowboy Hat!  😉

regards,

bob

 

Reply by TimeToGrow, on Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:40 am

Maried, I think those kits are never a one size fits all. I use disposable bags on a 2 piece system; so I am well versed in having "emergency packs". I found some small "utility" cases that work perfect for me. My wife says they look like "wristlets" but they do the trick. I can keep a few bags, one drainable bag in case my guy goes on a rampage, and a 1 piece drainable as a last resort. There is a small front pocket for a clip, and a few supplies. I keep one in each car, and that way I'm never without some backup. I guess it would all depend on what system works best for you.

Good Luck!

Reply by lovely, on Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:29 am
w30bob wrote:
lovely wrote:

I just put a coulpe of bags and wafers already with the hole cut to size in a ziplock bag, I just carry them in my purse for emergencys around town, Dr's, church, or shopping. Sometimes I visit family out of town and I use a small tote bag with enough supplies I may need. 

Yeah, I tried the purse thing Lovely........but people kept giving me strange looks.  And part of that was my fault........I never could find a purse that really matched my Cool New Cowboy Hat!  😉

regards,

bob

 

Ok Bob funny, but there are bags for men called Messenger Bag.I am sure you have heard of them.  But here is a link for them and a picture they are all sizes and material.  So now you have no excuse. LOL    https://www.ebags.com/product/everest/large-cotton-messenger-bag/207663?productid=10154586                                                   

 

Reply by Penguins7, on Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:03 pm

Hi Maried,  Yes i did see the add and Bob is correct they are over seas and out of stock.  This would really be an upgrade for the ziplock baggy i currently use.  Stay well.  Penguins7



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Reply by collie123, on Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:25 pm

I have got the Ventura Case. It is simply wonderful. £45.00 not cheap but worth every penny. I can recommend. 

Reply by Maried, on Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:23 pm

I like it because my bags are organized and not smashed up.

Reply by Newbie Dana, on Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:15 pm

Many years ago, I wore contacts, and my first set came in a kit bag with solution, contact case, etc. I no longer wear contacts, but the zipper bag is the perfect size to fit in my purse (thank goodnes, I'm a woman and don't have to match your rad cowboy hat, Bob!), and contains several sealed pouches with disposal bags, a couple of wafers, scissors, marker and templates for cutting the wafers to size, and a couple of band-aids (because I'm a klutz). 

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:01 pm

I have several of those travel bags. One from the Ostomy nurse at the time of my surgery and the others were sent to me by Convetec when I joined their program. Looks just like the one in the advertisement and  It was free.

Puppyluv

Reply by collie123, on Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:32 am

Yes it does look much like the Convetec  bag but my supplier is medilink and they do not supply  a bag. I left the hospial with a lovely Turquoise wash bag but this is huge.

The Ventura bag allows me to go to an evening event without carrying a backpack that looks as if I am going camping. It works for me and is discreet. Kind regards

Reply by ron in mich, on Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:06 am

Hi all i got the blue one from convatec a while back when i requested a sample of something from them, its handy for traveling as i pack for a few changes and it goes in my carryon bag not my checked luggage as who knows where that can end up, at tsa checkouts they zip it open see whats in it and no questions so its been handy to use. 

Reply by Bluesky, on Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:03 pm

Some of the supply companies have them. I got a free one from Coloplast when I requested samples. 

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