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Re: [pct-l] Home made bear canisters
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] Home made bear canisters
- From: Brick Robbins <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 09:06:15 -0700
At 11:34 PM 8/13/00 , Mark Chaisson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Last summer my friend and I used some 4" (.25" wide) pvc pipes to make
>some canisters for storing food. They have a sealed bottom and a threaded
>cap. We used them in Zion, but there didn't seem to be any wildlife
>there. We are going on a 4 day jaunt in the Rocky Mountains. Does anyone
>expect them to work?
a couple years back, I played with PVC and ABS pipe trying to make some
bear cannisters. I made some that I am confident were strong enough to keep
a bear out. HOWEVER assembling these devices from off the shelf materials
resulted in a HEAVY cannister. The commercial products now available are
made specifically to reduce weight while maintaining strength. If you want
to use a bear can, and are going to carry it, then I'd recommend buying one.
All IMHO, YMMV, and IANAL.
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