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[pct-l] RE: Bear Resistant Cannisters

If you practice stealth camping techniques (away from popular areas, don't cook 
in camp, etc.) and are generally intelligent about food storage, you can save 
some weigh by not worrying about capacity.  
The ranger doesn't ask to see all your food.  She or he asks to see your bear 
canister.  Get the smallest, lightest one, pack it full, and be smart about the 
I'm carrying the small Bearkikade where I have to.  Then I don't have to worry 
about rangers, bears, syncing my distances to bear boxes, or the pain of 
expertly packing a bear canister. (On that last point, I know I'm passing up 
the opportunity to turn the canister into a black hole of incredibly dense 
material, something some people have made an art form.  Oh well...)
John B.
Santa Cruz
PCT 2002!

Message: 4
                 Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 16:14:13 -0600
                 From: Jim McCrain <jim@mccrain.net>
                 Organization: Walrus Sound Productions
                 To: pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net
                 Subject: [pct-l] Bear Resistant Cannisters

                 Howdy Folks!

                 I am trying to find bear resistant cannisters.  The Garcia 
Machine is not an option, as I need MUCH more carrying capacity.