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Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby Mosby » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:48 pm

I have been using a number of different containers and plastic bags for dog food that we have laying around. I am looking to get better organized and I want something that is mouse/critter proof for my dog food for extended hunting trips.

Avery and Muddriver sell food bags that hold 20lbs and larger. Gamma2 sells an airtight container in different sizes starting at 15 lbs. I see a lot of people seem to use the food bags but they also seem like they could tip over and might be easier for animals to chew through in a cabin or campsite.

What are you guys using to store dog food on extended hunting trips?
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby orhunter » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:05 pm

I use Tupper Ware type containers. Stackable, don't tip over.
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby Dakotazeb » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:49 am

The Gamma2 Vittle Vaults are excellent. Air tight and durable. And they come in a variety of sizes. The Bucket Collection comes in sizes from 8-25 lb capacity. If you need a little larger try the Outback Collection. They come in sizes 15 lb to 80 lb. I have the Outback 25.
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby jlw034 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:08 pm

I use an ammo can, good enough for my week long trips.

A few bully sticks in the accessory compartment on top.
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby Mosby » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:46 pm

Dakotazeb wrote:The Gamma2 Vittle Vaults are excellent. Air tight and durable. And they come in a variety of sizes. The Bucket Collection comes in sizes from 8-25 lb capacity. If you need a little larger try the Outback Collection. They come in sizes 15 lb to 80 lb. I have the Outback 25.


This is probably the direction I will go. I have a small container at home that holds a few lbs worth of food for a weekend trip but I need something bigger for 7-10 hunts. Since I am getting 2 new pups, I will probably go with the 25lb container. It looks pretty square and not easy to tip over in the back of the truck too. Thanks.
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby JONOV » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:10 pm

Mosby wrote:
Dakotazeb wrote:The Gamma2 Vittle Vaults are excellent. Air tight and durable. And they come in a variety of sizes. The Bucket Collection comes in sizes from 8-25 lb capacity. If you need a little larger try the Outback Collection. They come in sizes 15 lb to 80 lb. I have the Outback 25.


This is probably the direction I will go. I have a small container at home that holds a few lbs worth of food for a weekend trip but I need something bigger for 7-10 hunts. Since I am getting 2 new pups, I will probably go with the 25lb container. It looks pretty square and not easy to tip over in the back of the truck too. Thanks.

I have 2. One for longer trips, one big one that stays in the closet.
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby Coveyrise64 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:12 pm

Five gallon bucket with a plastic trash bag for a liner and a lid with a gasket.

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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby Fun Dog » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:14 pm

We use a 5 gallon bucket with a gamma lid.
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby carlos » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:13 pm

In our case, we just use a metal bowl from this review.. This simple item can also affect you as the owner of a canine. You do not want to spend your money replacing your dog’s dish because it keeps breaking or because your pet keeps chewing it apart.
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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby birddogger2 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:04 am

You could find someone who has horses or livestock or go to an area riding stable to ask for containers. I'd bet they have numerous feed additive and supplement containers that they have to discard.

For example, my guys used a hoof supplement that comes in 2 sizes of square containers that have hinged, attached lids which snap closed. I think the bigger one holds 25#... and they stack. Having flat sides, they store more handily than round buckets. I probably have a half dozen of them laying around and i haven't given them hoof supplements in a few years. I line them with a trash bag. Two of them hold an entire bag of dogfood, plus a bunch of pouches of hamburger style meat/ cheese food that I use to "bait" the kibble to entice the dogs to eat on the road.

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Re: Dog food container on hunting trips

Postby Dmog » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:38 am

I have a couple different sized of "IRIS USA Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Container" with the wheels on them. Bought off Amazon and have been real happy with the 40lb and smaller ones. The 55lb(67qt) one fell over once and broke one of the cheap hinges. Still seals good though but lid vs hing spacing is not adequate on this larger size.
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