4th of July party on the pontoon boat + a trash bag that passes the torture test

This post is sponsored by Glad® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I don’t think I’ve taken a deep breath in the last couple of months. It has been adventure after adventure with my kiddos to the beach, the mountains, the lake, desert and everywhere in between. We’ve been in the car, in tents, in the RV and just recently, the boat. What all of these experiences have in common is the mess – oh the mess that comes with family travels, especially when the outdoors are involved! No worries though, because we now have Glad® ForceFlex® Plus™ Advanced Protection Trash Bags with us.

I put the Glad® Advanced Protection Trash Bags to the ultimate torture test this past week on a little excursion at Lake Hemet here in SoCal. We decided to rent a pontoon boat for the day to have a 4th of July picnic, play some UNO, do a little pretend fishing and – most of all – a lot of chillin’! Oh my, did we have the best time! I kept the food pretty simple, just fruit salads, tomato salads, popcorn and watermelon juice.

Of course, we had a good amount of gear to bring down to the boat and since our car was a little hike away, the less trips the better. We smushed and pushed all of our gear into Glad® Advanced Protection Trash Bags, things bulging out at every point. We easily packed our towels, life jackets, fishing poles, all kinds of stuff and not a tear in sight. These bags tackle your heaviest loads with RipGuard™ technology to prevent rips and tears. It’s actually pretty fun to see just how far these trash bags will stretch!

Of course these trash bags are also perfect for messy clean-ups afterwards!

Have you ever pushed a trash bag to its limit, only to have it rip on you before you get to the dumpster? I have and it’s the worst! I can recall it happening about 5 or 6 times to me at a campsite (yes I admit, I used to pack the cheapo trash bags in my camping box). The trash is everywhere, the wind is blowing and the panic seriously sets in. There were also time where the bag didn’t explode into shreads, but simply tore and leaked unknown liquids onto my bare toes. It’s really gross. Glad® Advanced Protection Trash Bags feature LeakGuard® Technology, a two-layer protection designed to trap liquids in the bag so those unknown liquids stay right where they are supposed to – inside!

Now the only bag I have in my gear is Glad® Advanced Protection trash bags. If you’re an outdoorsy family, I seriously recommend these for your gear load out. At the campsite, they are perfect not only for trash, but packing your gear, especially on the way home when you’re two tired to squeeze all of those sleeping bags into their tiny sacks. They are also great for dirty, oddly shaped items like charcoal grills.

For boating, they help keep beach towels, vests, food and such easy to carry, and even help protect them from the water spray. You can pack and squeeze just about anything you want into these bags and they won’t tear! Find these super stretchy lifesavers at Walmart in the aisle with trash bags and paper goods. Let Glad® “Can Handle Your Trash” and keep it smelling great with its 7 Day Odor Control Guarantee – thanks to Febreze® odor control. Don’t you love a great-smelling trash bag?

Where will you conduct your Torture Test – check out Glad’s® torture test video!

Happy 4th of July!


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