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Best way to store food while backcountry camping?

For a 6 night back country hiking trip, in Killarney ON, with 3-4 guys, is it more efficient to take a food barrel with harness or for everyone to put their food in an airtight stuff sack and carry it themselves. Obviously both containers would have to be hung at night to avoid bears and other animals.

Asked By: Phil K - 4/30/2011
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First thing is to check with the park/forest office and find out exactly what bear measures must be taken. There are some places where a bear canister is required, other places where you can choose whether to use a canister or a bag... More
Answered By: Mark M - 5/1/2011
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What i do when i go camping is try to do as little cooking as possible. I usually take dried food and no meat ( because i'm vegetarian) but also meat is a hassle to clean and cook and keep fresh. If you guys really want some good supper then take canned soup and warm it up over the fire even though its heavy or on your... More
Answered By: Jamie - 4/30/2011
 
Look for something like MECs BearVault http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302888091&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442626668 Can be carried in your pack or strapped to the outside, You can put all your food and sented items like toothpaste, deoderant etc in them
Answered By: Asclepeus - 4/30/2011
 
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