packing practice without the can / weekender or expedition
- I carried a weekender and my son carried an expedition bear canister. We did the second half in 9 nights, 10 days after re-supplying at Muir Trail ranch. We had just enough room for all our food with no extra. Carried our first day/night of food outside the canisters. Of course, we were careful with re-packaging.
We rented the canisters also , so we had to estimate the quantity of food that would fit in each of the canisters prior to shipment to the ranch. All we did was use a piece of card board and roll in up to the diameter of the bearicade , then cut and tape it to the length of the longer expedition. Then we measured and marked a line inside indicating the length of the weekender. So, then we knew how much we could pack in each. It worked out great and did not cost a dime!
enjoy the trail,