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Bug out Bucket

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by Agar, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. graham_s
    • In Omnia Paratus

    graham_s Loaded Pockets

    Aug 18, 2009
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    It might be a language thing, but in the UK a paint can is the container you get paint in from in a DIY shop.
    If it's going to be for bug out, I want to be able to cook in it, and I don't know what the can is coated in.
    Last one I had was coated in a plastic film on the inside, some of them are now plastic in their entirety.
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  2. grayman

    grayman Loaded Pockets

    Jan 23, 2010
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    They are typically made from tin and you can get unlined cans.
  3. Agar

    Agar Empty Pockets

    Sep 9, 2013
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    Yes, if you are planning on making the container hot, you don't want plastic involved. Definitely not a plastic can. If you have a metal can with a plastic lining, you can cook that off. Make a fire outside, don't do this on the stove top indoors, and heat the can to burn off the lining. You'll be left with a clean, albeit scorched, interior you can clean up like you normally would. I will state that I haven't had a lot of success in preparing cans in this method so got an unlined can. Unlined cans are used for food stuffs, so you might be able to find them in craft or hobby stores, and they are also used by arson investigators to preserve accelerant evidence without contaminating it by reacting to a plastic lining, so you might make an awkward call to your local authorities if you're into that kind of thing.
  4. Modchop
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
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    Jun 14, 2013
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    We have paint 'kettles' in the stores at work that are metal and unlined like in the picture below, could it be one of these?

  5. Hunter Don

    Hunter Don Loaded Pockets

    Oct 28, 2012
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    Something to put the contents in while the can us used for water or boiling or otherwise in use

    The USPS flat rate large envelopes, are good size, hard to rip, and waterproof (I think), grab a few of those
    Best of all, they are FREE