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Old 01-21-2017   #1
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rigging buckets

anybody have any special, clever ways of rigging gamma-lidded buckets, slippery, awkward-shaped, yet affordable things that they are?

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Old 01-21-2017   #2
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glue D rings to the sides, perhaps?
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Old 01-21-2017   #3
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was thinking more of a rack of some kind
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Old 01-21-2017   #4
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I throw mine in a drop bag
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Old 01-21-2017   #5
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I too throw my buckets in my drop bag. Before I had a drop bag I bought a bucket strap. it is basically a cam strap that goes under the bucket and straps over the top with two webbing loops that go around the bucket and are sewn to the strap. There are a few D-Rings sewn on the straps for attachment. Other options is to throw the bucket in a cheap duffel bag and strap down the duffel bag or strap the bucket into a milk crate.
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Old 01-21-2017   #6
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I just put them on the bottom of the pile. I have a beaver board for the back so they sit on that. I can get 5 in that location plus a few ammo cans. Then i stack other gear on top of them.

On a recent MF trip I stacked two on my rear deck outside a pair of dry bags. I used this "solid perch" to strap a gun case for quick access. Prior to that I hung them with beeners to the pile rigging. Now my great pile is smaller so that doesn't work.

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Old 01-21-2017   #7
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We put ring bolt thingies on them, sealed with silicone sealant, straps thru the ring bolts for tie downs. That does put sharp ends into the bucket (cover with duct tape) but we have found them to be fine for storing food etc.
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Old 01-22-2017   #8
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I've drilled holes through the ridge of plastic which the handle is atached to, then tied in steel rings from the hardware store with Parachute cord.
Another option is to put them on the side boards and run a strap across them, with the strap set in between those same plastic ridges, provided the bucket has two of them.
Bottom of the gear pile is best though.

Be careful with the o-rings on the Buckets, as they will leak if you ever pinch them in the threads.
Obviously don't trust them for anything that you couldn't manage without.For instance, I love em for bread, but I always have some flour in my rocket box just in case.
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Old 01-23-2017   #9
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I sew a harness for them.
Living in Montana, boating in Idaho
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Old 01-24-2017   #10
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We may have just the thing!! It is currently in production shhhhhh, I can send you some info if you would like. Just let me know and I will PM you. Renee
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