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[pct-l] Re: pct-l-digest V1 #1256

What is the name of this bear can?  Though I'm not sure yet, I may need
one for sections of the PCT, fully knowing that there are many times that
counterbalancing won't work.


> Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2000 12:21:43 -0700
> From: "Reynolds, WT" <reynolds@ilan.com>
> Subject: [pct-l] New Bear Canister
> Not believing any manufacturers claim about weight I hopefully put the
> largest of my new composite bear canisters on my scale. It sure looked
> great. The cap was fastened with three large turnbuckles while the inside
> was smooth and without the support rings that made my Geo aluminum Bear Can
> so hard to pack. This, I thought, was the ultimate bear canister for someone
> who could afford the $250 price. A full 900 cubic inches, 50% more than a
> standard bear canister, promised to be enough room for even the sloppiest
> food packer.
> ...

> Actually the smaller composite canister, which I also have, is the lightest
> canister yet at 1 pound 13 ounces. At 650 cubic inches it is more than
> enough for a single person to get a weeks food in with only minimal care to
> packing. Unfortunately, minimal care is not zero care and the typical
> backpacker's approach of simply stuffing prepackaged freeze-dried cardboard
> into the canister will only yield 4-5 days of rations. Knowing the pain of
> getting ready for that once-yearly backpack I advise spending the extra 5
> ounces and 50 bucks to get the larger can.
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