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Old 02-05-2009   #1
 
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Open Head Drums - US Plastic Corporation

Any one use these? Are they waterproof? How tough?

Or these?

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...oduct_id=14648

I'm looking for something to carry extra food outside of my dry box and/or charcoal. Trying to avoid the heavy-ass ammo cans. I know there have been threads before about alternative boxes. However, I'm curious about these specifically.
Thanks for any input....

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Tony has several of these down at 4 corners here in Durango, Scott- go check 'em out.

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Open Head Drums - US Plastic Corporation

Any one use these? Are they waterproof? How tough?

Or these?

Vittles Vaultô Containers - US Plastic Corporation

I'm looking for something to carry extra food outside of my dry box and/or charcoal. Trying to avoid the heavy-ass ammo cans. I know there have been threads before about alternative boxes. However, I'm curious about these specifically.
Thanks for any input....
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I bought one of the 8 gallon drums the lids are kind of suspect the metal band
chews up the plastic lid. I would look for a barrel with a screw on lid like the one listed above
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I have used something almost identical to carry used beer cans. It was not waterproof at all.

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I use a Vittle Vault for an easy access snack bucket. It is not totally waterproof (no flips either) but if your food is protected in ziplocs etc like my snacks you'll be fine.

I will say that they are both a real bitch to tie down into the boat, because they have no tie down points.
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Tony has several of these down at 4 corners here in Durango, Scott- go check 'em out.
Wow! Thanks for the info Kirjsten. Didn't think they were the same barrel! Good to know. Almost 3x as much at 4-Corners. Crazy....

I'm not worried about rigging them b/c I have a sweet beaver tail/drop bag/platform that I just had made that the barrels would be put into. Thinking it would be great for charcoal and extra dry food. Anyone running with barrels?
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Harmony Barrels are sweet!

I do not own one personally but a friend of mine has one and they are bomber and completely dry...he hangs his off the side of his boat off of a d-ring and usually keeps snacks, etc. in it to avoid undoing loop straps, lifting up paco pads, and getting in to the dry box.

Check it out:

Waterproof Barrel 30 L Dry Storage - Harmony Gear
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I have one

I have one like that and I use it carry all my charcoal. Everything has always been dry and I havent had any problems with the metal band.
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I use the drums and they are great for our clothes, can fit plenty in them and they stay dry, the only problem I have is they have no handles for tie down but a couple of straps on the board and they seem pretty secure, I have had a little problem with the band but it latches everytime.
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During my Nepal trip last year they used these exclusively for group gear, tents, food etc. and they worked really well. They bought a mess of rope and then wrapped them into a kind of net that provided great tie down points. They seemed to work better on a Cat. then on a traditional raft due to the longer flat stretches with good tie down points.
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Someone on Portland Craigslist has them on sale; search raft and you'll see them. They even have handles for tie down.
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