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Re: Where do you pack your bearicade?

Postby oldranger » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:50 am

Wow this is an old thread! Ultimately I got a Weekender after looking at the Expedition. I probably should have done what rlown did and have a custom container made that is an inch longer--one more day capacity.

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Re: Where do you pack your bearicade?

Postby markskor » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:12 am

oldranger wrote: Ultimately I got a Weekender after looking at the Expedition. I probably should have done what rlown did and have a custom container made that is an inch longer--one more day capacity.

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Had occasion to compare my Weekender to Russ's custom "1-inch-longer" Bearikade at Saddlebag. Took me a moment to realize that his was slightly longer, but not even close to as gargantuan (read almost unmanageable in today's lightweight packs) as is the Expedition.

Almost amazed that Russ did something right on his custom order bearcan strategy. Probably did not cost significantly more too...Good call Russ!

I wonder if backpack designers take bearcan dimensions into account when they design their latest models. Many a promising backpack has been tried on and discarded for want of the ability to carry a can comfortably.
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Re: Where do you pack your bearicade?

Postby rlown » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:13 pm

I like my kelty tioga pack, and i like to carry my can in the lower compartment. So, i measured what i could get in there. Expedition is 14"; Weekender is 10"; The garcia i used to rent was 12".. So, when Wild-Ideas told me about custom sizing, I ordered a 12" (same height as the Garcia).

I went custom for 2 reasons: 1) biggest I could get in my pack for extra space. 2) I'm tall, and sitting on a weekender around the fire would be too short. 12" was just right.

They split the cost right down the middle between the Expedition and the Weekender.

For all trips, my snack food is in my daypack in the top compartment right on top. For long trips, my first meal will also be in that daypack. I don't think the ranger will bust you for that, based on what i read in the regs.

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