i still carry one, while not so great for coffee I find it fantastic for soup, oatmeal, stew, and other semi-liquid foods, it's also great for dipping out of a lake or even a stockpot full of cider....^ What is it about Sierra Club cup that anyone would want a cup shaped like that? I bought them a million years ago when they were cool. Never liked using them.
I do understand the nostalgia value.
I have these. But I used to get my buckets from a local bakery which goes thru up to 10-12/daily which come to them with pasty filling. Snap on a gamma lid which used to be $6 or 7.00 and you are set.I have a couple of 5 gal. Pickle pails, I got for free at the local Subway.
It took several years before the Pickle smell left the plastic. I've used these same two pails since1991. That was from my first BWCA trip.
They carried and protected my food, and cooking gear. I now use Bear Vaults for my food.
We'll see how long they last !
Yes ! Those gamma lids are Awesome.I have these. But I used to get my buckets from a local bakery which goes thru up to 10-12/daily which come to them with pasty filling. Snap on a gamma lid which used to be $6 or 7.00 and you are set.
I have a couple of buckets that held pickles but they retained pickle odor so I was reluctant to use them on trips. But they work out well for garden use, etc. I am glad I got buckets 4-5 years ago when they still had steel handles instead of plastic like they do now (they break fairly easily). Initially I got the buckets from a neighbor who worked at a bakery because I needed food grade plastic buckets for maple sap collection at the local nature center where I volunteer.Yes ! Those gamma lids are Awesome.
A Side note. Those Pickle buckets are green. They blend into the environment better than white ones, in my opinion anyway.