Count on the Germans to invent a better mousetrap – er bag clip. The Handy Camel closes bags up to 50 pounds. Phew.

By on July 27, 2013

Never Drop or Spill Bulky, Heavy Bags Again with The Handy Camel

This is way cool.  I don’t know about you, but I feed four dogs every day and I keep a 40 pound bag of dry dog food at the ready.  May I tell you how many times the monsters have turned it over and made a mess?   I bought a bin and tried putting the dog food in there, but that seemed like way too much trouble.  So when these guys sent me this giant clip, I gave it a try and voila.  I love it.

It also keeps rodents out, and the pet food in and keeps the area clean and tidy.  Yes.

High-tech bag clip seals large items, creates heavy-duty carrying handle Everyone has experienced that moment when you know the heavy bag you are carrying is about slip out of your grip, spilling its contents everywhere while you struggle to regain control. The Handy Camel solves this common problem with a high-tech version of the bag clips that can be found in many kitchens holding shut bags of potato chips and snacks.
The Handy Camel is a 12-inch bag clip with a specially designed hinge closure system that makes it capable of sealing large bags. The built-in handle allows you to use the Handy Camel to carry awkward bags with ease and no fear of tearing the sides with your fingers. The Handy Camel keeps your back protected and safe when lifting a heavy bag because, you no longer need to bend over to wrap your arms around or under the item you are trying to lift. The Handy Camel can also be adjusted on a bag to use it as a pouring handle.

Ideal for indoor or outdoor use, the Handy Camel is a must-have tool for gardeners, tailgate parties, pet owners, DIY weekend warriors, bird enthusiasts, and even the average homeowner dealing with bags of salt to melt winter snow or refill a water softener. The Handy Camel can eliminate the hassle of carrying and pouring dog and cat food, birdseed, garden soil, fertilizer, grass seed, charcoal, sand, and all other bagged, bulk items. The Handy Camel has many farm uses as well. Bags of corn, horse feed, protein pellets, chicken feed, seeds and other products can be sealed to prevent spillage in the back of a truck or between pens, and to keep mice out when stored.
No matter if you store your large bagged products in the garage, your kitchen pantry or your basement, with the Handy Camel you never have to worry about accidental spills again. The Handy Camel creates a tight seal on your open bags using a side hinge opening and ratchet locking system. The Handy Camel features rounded teeth on the interior of the clip that grip bags without tearing. To use the Handy Camel, you simply open the clip, slide it sideways across the width of the bag you want to seal, and as you begin to shut the clip across the bag, the ratchet system will begin to lock the bag closed.


The Handy Camel is rated to carry up to 40 pounds. The Handy Camel has an MSRP of $14.95. For more information visit

About Handy Camel

Invented in Germany and made in the U.S.A., the patented Handy Camel offers lots of convenience as it keeps all your bag’s contents sealed tight. It’s easy to use, easy to open, and to close. The Handy Camel can seal and carry bags of flour, rice bags, charcoal, tile adhesives, sugar, bird seed, planting soil, bulk seed, road salt, pet food, pet litter and much more. The Handy Camel has won numerous awards including: INPEX International Award Winner – Gold Medal Innovative Excellence, INPEX International Award Winner – Award of Excellence Germany, Geneva Inventions Diplome and Federal Minister of Economics & Technology – Gold Medal.

About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”