So its okay, from your perspective, to bag your stuff but you are against the idea of using waterproof bags because?? Too practical??I am not against waterproof bags, I have no experience with them. However, from my perspective they aren't necessary and I won't be rushing out to replace my non-waterproof bags until they wear out, and even then the next set may not be waterproof.
@tstevent4 Sorry but the target of my question was to dkoloko's responce to your post.
I agree it's not necessary or essential but my point is why not? Why avoid using them? As some one said "things happen." On my trip to Europe in the French Landes I encountered flooded road crossing and I had no choice but to ride across. My BG panniers literally floated across and I would have hated to think if I had dumped the bike.
I guess I'm just more risk adverse from backpacking solo for weeks at a time.