Re: resupply buckets
- My wife went to Home Depot yesterday and bought a new bucket and lid. We are doing the JMT NOBO from Horseshoe Meadows so we are doing the MTR resupply to get us to Red's. I was able to get 5 days of food in the bucket for 3 people. I am glad I wasn't going SOBO. I would have shipped 3. I figure it costs about $85 for the bucket, $55 MTR fee and priority mail. Adds up quick for a large SOBO group.
We are using 3 Bearikade Expeditions that hold 900 cubic inches each. I calculated that a 5 gallon bucket has 1155 cubic inches of volume. I was a expecting the volume to be a bit more for the bucket. Our bear cans will have a room for a lot more than food after MTR.
--- In email@example.com, benwerner <no_reply@...> wrote:
> FYI - if you're resupplying at the Muir Trail Ranch and mailing your food in buckets, don't use joint compound (sheetrock mud) buckets. The post office thought they might be hazardous/would not take them on a plane/etc. I had to buy boxes to mail my buckets in. My other options were cover the entire bucket in duct tape or wrap it with paper. I thought the box was the cleanest and sturdiest option.