Clear Contact paper(plastic) preserves maps : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Buy the best, most detailed maps you can find for your area and any forseeable places you might want to travel and cover them with clear contact plastic to preserve them. Good maps will be hard to come by and precious in the future I believe.

-- Ann Fisher (, December 27, 1998


Ann, great idea! Lamination preserves.

Anybody here use Thomas Guides? 1999 ones will be valuable. (add to shopping list ;-)

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-- Leska (, December 27, 1998.

Kinko's does a good job at laminations.

-- Paul Davis (, December 27, 1998.

Good idea. They may be harder to fold afterwords. Roll them instead and purchase a architects "tube" for storing blueprints -- the kind that's expandable and has a shoulder strap on it.


-- Diane J. Squire (, December 27, 1998.

Here's somethin to help store maps and other items like important papers, go to a home center and in their electrical dept,there are clear plastic tubes for florescent lights. I don'tthink they are too expensive,but they can be cut with a sharp knife into other sizes and cap them off w/ tape or plastic end caps. Thought this might help? Furie...

-- Furie (, December 29, 1998.

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