Topic

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER


Forum Posting

A Membership is required to post in the forums. Login or become a member to post in the member forums!

Home Forums Gear Forums Multiple Use Gear WHAT IS YOUR BEST MULTI USE TOOL FOR OPENING WILD IDEAS BEAR CANISTER

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 24 posts - 26 through 49 (of 49 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #2162402
    Mobile Calculator
    Spectator

    @mobile-calculator

    #2162490
    Christopher *
    BPL Member

    @cfrey-0

    Locale: US East Coast

    Button on my shorts. Awkward looking from a distance, but it worked.

    #2162507
    Kenneth Jacobs
    BPL Member

    @f8less

    Locale: Midwest

    Backside of the Spyderco Ladybug H1 knife blade. Fits EXCELLENT in the hand, stout locking blade, weighs 0.6oz, no chance of rusting and fits so well in the Bearikade slots it's like it was made to open the can.

    HTH

    KJ

    #2162860
    Miner
    BPL Member

    @miner

    Locale: SoCAL

    My Spyderco Ladybug VG10 knife (the same as above but black) also fits nicely in the Garcia Can locks. No longer a need to carry a penny to use. Though if you are doing a long distance trail with mutliple resupplies, you end up with a few coins anyway unless you dump them in some sort of donation can at the store counter (I personally can't seem to do that with the quarters though the rest of the change is easy to dump).

    #2163138
    Keith Fultz
    BPL Member

    @in4life6

    Locale: Central Valley, CA

    Thanks for all the good input. I hate carrying anything in my pocket. I carry my knife in the pack belt pocket.

    So I already tried the "force." BTW I was so tired, when I read that post that I thought it was some type of device and looked up the "backpacking force tool" on the internet. Thanks a lot for making me feel more stupid than I normally am.

    So I will try the plastic bread bad closure and if that is not satisfactory, I will try the washer. And if I'm not happy with that I will try the Spyderco ladybug. It is about an ounce lighter than present knife. Have to save up a little for it though.

    Roger, I did enjoy the video.

    I appreciate all of you guys. This Community of backpackers has added years to my backpacking life.
    65 now and hoping for 25 more years of hiking.

    #2163294
    Jennifer Mitol
    BPL Member

    @jenmitol

    Locale: In my dreams....

    I sometimes carry a firesteel (because I think it's kinda fun….and may or may not make a good backup fire starter) and the metal piece of it is perfect for the bearikade locks.

    dual use!

    #2163304
    Ken Larson
    BPL Member

    @kenlarson

    Locale: Western Michigan

    +1

    #2163329
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    A lot of single use items suggested here. Some cleverness as well.

    #2163340
    Bob Gross
    BPL Member

    @b-g-2-2

    Locale: Silicon Valley

    I gave this more thought. I always carry a trowel (actually a snow stake) in the rear pocket of my backpack, and the point of it fits the screw locks on a Bearikade. The trowel always resides in the rear pocket so that it is handy for other purposes.

    –B.G.–

    #2165284
    Steve B
    BPL Member

    @geokite

    Locale: Southern California

    The Titanium washer I use to open my Weekender is 1g.

    Used with a tent stake for twisting leverage.

    Steve

    #2170715
    Mike In Socal
    BPL Member

    @rcmike

    Locale: California

    No one has mentioned a zipper pull if one is already on your pack or jacket. You could always add one that is more substantial than the tiny lightweight ones.

    #2174635
    Gary From CA
    Spectator

    @powderhound

    I hate relying on a loose coin too…and one time I really did lose it, which is how I discovered that the one really small key on my keychain works. I use the flathead on a SAK Climber though. I get enough use out of the rest of it that I would carry it anyway, and it stays in the hip pocket of my pack. It also comes in handy for opening Bear Vaults on cold mornings.

    #2176705
    Dihnekis
    Spectator

    @dihnekis

    light my fire swedish firesteel. 7g, and the striker works well for this. also it can save your life.

    #2177057
    Robert Kelly
    BPL Member

    @qiwiz

    Locale: UL gear @ QiWiz.net

    When I actually used a Bearikade on JMT thru, I kept a few nickels in various pockets so they would always be handy. However, my spoon handle would have worked and added no additional weight to my kit.

    #2178621
    David Moreno
    BPL Member

    @nerrek2000

    Locale: North East Ohio

    I use a P-38 Military can opener for both, Wild Ideas Scout and Bare Boxer Contender.

    It has a cord through the hole in the end, that attaches it to my belt loop, where it hangs down into my pocket.

    I use it as a can opener rarely (but do use it), as a bottle opener in foreign countries that still have the pry off tops (just fold it over and pry the top off), and have even used it to puncture an empty fuel canister for disposal half way through a 10 day trip.

    The hinge wears out quickly though. It still works for years but it gets to where the hinge swings freely. Nothing like being impaled in the thigh. I just wrap a small length of duct tape around it to keep the cutting edge flat against the body.P38

    #2188923
    Randy Welch
    Spectator

    @sage

    I use a small stainless fender washer (quarter dollar sized). It's attached to the can with small piece of bungee. A section of hybrid cuben fiber tape attaches the tag end of the bungee to the can.

    #2212796
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    Randy, great minds think alike.

    I too have had a stainless steel washer on a Trtiptease cord taped to my bear canister, one of the older black plastic types that uses slotted steel closures. Been using that for the last 8 years.

    O also Gorilla taped 4 plastic D rings to the canister so I could strap it on the outside of my pack. Works fine.

    #2212801
    Cayenne Redmonk
    BPL Member

    @redmonk

    Locale: Greater California Ecosystem

    Wdit. Cap locks stock. I tried to used a map once. ruined the map. Spoon worked poorly, but got it open. Zipper pull works. Tent stake okay too. I keep a washer on my pack in case I really need it open quick now.

    #2216195
    Calvin N
    BPL Member

    @corkycal

    Stick a piece of spiked Velcro to a nickel and the smooth Velcro onto the top.

    It's secured

    #2216198
    Bean
    BPL Member

    @stupendous-2

    Locale: California

    Deuce Scoop trowel works fine.

    Although I do kinda miss the fit and leverage I got using the backend of a REI snow stake, it was basically perfect for opening a Bearikade.

    #2216667
    Eric Hine
    BPL Member

    @ehine1-2

    Locale: New York

    https://www.leatherman.com/squirt-ps4-22.html

    Used it last weekend in the Adirondacks High Peaks where a Canister is required. I meant to use a quarter, but forgot to bring one. On the link above, I used #9 (Medium Screwdriver).

    #2216668
    Cayenne Redmonk
    BPL Member

    @redmonk

    Locale: Greater California Ecosystem

    oops double responded.

    #2216713
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    C4

    Cheers

    #2221168
    Scott Atha
    BPL Member

    @sdatha

    I have a P38 on my compass lanyard. Weighs less than a quarter and it's multiuse,

Viewing 24 posts - 26 through 49 (of 49 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Forum Posting

A Membership is required to post in the forums. Login or become a member to post in the member forums!

Loading...