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Bear Canister in MLD Burn
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Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Bear Canister in MLD Burn on 03/16/2011 18:15:20 MDT Print View

I was like a giggling girl today. An envelope arrived with my new MLD Burn. So I pulled my trusty old Jam out and loaded my gear into this little bitty pack. Then the moment of truth.... Would my new little bearboxer canister comfortably fit into the pack? I had loaded an 1/8" GG pad in the front, quilt and bivy in the bottom and then believe it or not slid the canister right in. I had to put my tarp and windshirt in the front corners to keep the back straight but it and all my gear fit in without much drama. I put the pack on, loaded up two water bottles and it fit like a glove.

So, for any of you light-weight, low volume, bear canister carrying hikers - Yes, you can fit a canister in a Burn.

Will have to give it a nice trial run up on the AT this weekend.

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
Bear can - SIze? on 03/16/2011 21:45:51 MDT Print View

Sounds cool? Which size can did you use?

P.S. Does the GG pad just fold up inside the pack? Are there straps to hold in place? Just wondering....

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Bear can - SIze? on 03/16/2011 21:49:09 MDT Print View

Bareboxer 275 ci. Love that little can.

Mat Tallman
(wehtaM) - F

Locale: Midwest
pics? on 03/16/2011 22:00:07 MDT Print View

Any chance you could grab a pic or two of the BB can in the burn?

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Pictures of Burn and Canister on 03/17/2011 18:36:32 MDT Print View

Here is the pack with full gear including canister. The bulge towrd the top is not the canister, it is below that.

burn with canister

The next pictures shows the canister in the pack. I believe it it important to stuff some thin gear in the front corners to keep it flat to your back.

inside burn

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Bear Canister in MLD Burn" on 03/17/2011 18:47:51 MDT Print View

Very cool, didn't think a canister of any size was possible in the Burn. It's a shame you have to stuff such a bulky and weighty item like a bear canister into such a great little pack. I love my Burn, it's still a surprise to me how much gear I can fit into it.