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    I had a uncle that packed in a couple of the thick plastic 30 gallon drums to where they elk hunted. They dug them in the ground, and would leave their whole camp in there. Every year they would walk in and dig them up and have camp ready to go. I would guess you would want horses to do the initial pack in.
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    I have used 5 gallon buckets that you can buy at the paint store. Look for the ones that have the rubber ring in the lid, it will keep everything air tight and not let any scent out. I spray painted mine black and tie wired them to the backside of trees when we were in scouting, they sat there for about a month and nothing got into them. Not to say that a bear wondering through might check them out...

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    Some great ideas. I like the PVC idea. fatrooster.

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    Be aware that caching supplies is technically not legal in many areas.
    That said, I have had excellent success using 5 gallon buckets, as previously mentioneed. I just hiked in over the last weekend and checked on my gear from last year, in 2, 5 gallon buckets at 10,000 feet. Everything was fine, except the heavy snow had knocked one bucket out of the tree where it was stashed. No damage, and just lying there untouched. I don't leave much in over the winter, but this last weekend added a bit of canned food and water along with a few other items. Most of what I leave in is not the essentials, but rather some nice to have items that brighten the day. That way, if the bucket is damaged in any way, I still have the essentials with me


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    My family (started with Grandad, then Dad, me & son, uncles, cousins) have packed in to the same camp in the Sierras in Ca since 1945. It is now classified as a wilderness area. We have always cached food & cooking gear. We use large surplus military ammo cans that can be sealed. Care must be taken with what is left and where you stash it. Over the years, bears have found the stash and broke open the steel cans and also someone ocassionally leaves something that does not freeze well. After it was reclassified a wilderness area we found the cache destroyed, obviously by USFS people. They also broke up a cooking stove we had made with packed in cement, stream sand and small rocks. Never did find the cast iron grill top. Over the years we had made some chairs from logs, a meatpole to hang deer and other camp kitchen conviences....all destroyed.

    Sad deal, but realize what "wilderness is supposed to be" even tho everything was there years before the new designation. Just saying.......
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    What would be on your gear list for packing in and leaving for a camp. There is a nasty area I want to start hunting and would like to leave gear. What would you take in and leave.
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    My father and I are wanting to do this. Five gallon buckets and tarps seem to be the best choice. The biggest issue we are concerned with is storing our gear dry. We want to cache a wall tent, but I know you cannot store one of these without thoroughly drying it out or it will rot. This obviously might not be possible when cacheing. Anybody have experience with this? Any good ways to store it?

 

 

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