Jul 14, 2009 at 6:30 am #1237741
It can be:
protect your food
ice chest for the last day out when you caught trout and have snow handy
anything I missed?Jul 14, 2009 at 8:12 am #1513767Timothy SextonMember
a bear canister can also be used to wrap gorrila tape, duct tape, or even leuko tape around.Jul 14, 2009 at 11:38 am #1513798Jesse H.BPL Member
@tacedeousLocale: East Bay, CA
Nice! and yea, it makes a great footstool, coupled with a sleeping pad chair kit, its like being in a lazy boy… ( well close enough ;)Jul 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm #1514133John SixbeyMember
My can's lid would be reflective enough to use as a signaling device if I polished it a bit.
I want to use my can as a drum, but the occasion's never come up.Jul 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm #1514321John BrochuMember
@johnnybgood4Locale: New Hampshire
The ones I've used would probably make a nice packraft anchor…Jul 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm #1514343
Though hopefully without the food in… don't think any are waterproof.Jul 30, 2009 at 11:05 am #1517644Dicentra OPWMember
You could make ice cream in it… Would take a 2nd smaller container and ice (snow?) but I bet it could be done!Aug 1, 2009 at 7:22 am #1518099Matthew HuberMember
Possibly by using the pot from your cook kit, if it was the right size and had a lid?Nov 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm #1544954YAMABUSHI !BPL Member
Fix your back up somethang guud!Nov 15, 2009 at 7:01 am #1545405Diane “Piper” SoiniBPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara
You can use it to mail something home. Just slap a label on it. No need to put it in a box.Nov 15, 2009 at 7:53 am #1545410j lanMember
Float for scuba diving/river crossings
Rainwater collector when used with rope off the side of the tarp trick
Soaking injured foot/hand in hot saltwater
If you paint it black or it is black, could make a nice solar shower.Nov 29, 2009 at 6:29 am #1548710Bill AdamsMember
I was just getting ready to make a kite/sil screen for upright stoves – looked at the measurements and began to wonder if my can would work. I use a big one (bv500 i think) – inside diameter is 8" and height is 12". I started envisioning slipping is over stove with sp600 mug on top, propping it up on rocks.
Any thoughts re: the potential for melting the polycarbonate or other drawbacks?Nov 29, 2009 at 7:54 am #1548713Greg MihalikBPL Member
Heating/Cooking a BearVault is specifically Not recommended by Wild Ideas. Something about the epoxy bond holding on the ends….Nov 29, 2009 at 8:24 am #1548714
Bear Vault isn't a Wild Ideas product… that's the Bearikade.
In any case, I wouldn't try it with any bear canister. Warping or melting sides or top edge or bottom would make it unusable. Making a burner screen out of aluminum or making a kite screen is safer.Dec 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm #1549444Frank DelandMember
@ramblerLocale: On the AT in VA
Do not risk compromising your bear canister by putting it near fire.
Bearikades are also unstable seats. I also would use a stuff sack for a washing machine before the canister. Food and soap are not a good combo.Jan 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm #1562126Johann kuesterMember
They make nice land-fill decorations.
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