I recently hiked a pygmy promenade of the PCT (Carson Pass to Donner Summit). The Eldorado NF told me (perhaps in error?) that my alcohol stove was OK. There seems to be lots of confusion about which stoves are allowed. Be careful out there.
Like Ravi, I have an ULA Catalyst. I figured out a way to determine the maximum length of a Bearikade (custom length) for your pack (horizontal fit, works with vertical alignment too). Tell me if you want the solution (no, not you, Ravi, we already had this discussion).
For a Catalyst, the max is 11.25", yielding 700 ci of capacity, same as a BV500.
I'll work on a trip report, which will eventually appear at:
have fun out there,
Rob of the WV
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> --- In email@example.com, "Myo" <myomgmgtun@> wrote:
> > Well then I will carry small clear plastic bear can from REI.
> > (2.1 pounds !!!)
> For less weight, you can carry a Bearikade Weekender which is more likely to fit all of your food.
> I have a custom Bearikade (12 inches tall) that I test packed some time ago with the volume of food I plan to carry south of MTR. I actually had room to spare and I suspect that I could fit everything into a Weekender if I had to although the custom size gives me more flexibility for not much more weight and still fits into my pack.
> I just noticed that Wild Ideas may be running out of rental canisters, so best to check with them soon if you are interested in renting: