Re: [John Muir Trail] lockers
I agree about the boulder part but I was able to get 10-days into a
Bearikade Weekender (the smaller one). It depends on your food
selection and how you pack. It took me 3 tries until I figured out how.
I bought from Enertia (samplers bought on eBay is a good way to go) and
cooked in my .8L pot, not the included pouch that came with each Enertia
meal. The pouch would get tossed during trip prep; the components and
directions were bundled with a rubber band, thus saving bulk and
weight. My last resupply was at MTR (SoBo) and I carried my day's food
on my person thus reducing the canister volume and the weight on my
shoulders. Each morning I put the day's rations in my belt pouch or a
cargo pocket to reduce having to unpack the items in the canister until
the next morning or that night. In this way I didn't have to resupply
until after reaching Whitney. There was a bit of caloric deficit which
next time will be addressed by filling more nooks and crannies with more
trail mix (maybe one of two M&ms) in small zip-locs.
thomas taylor wrote:
>The problem with the bear can is that you can only get
>about 6-days of rations smashed into it and it feels
>and carries like a boulder of granite in your pack.