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Dbor
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09/17/2019 12:44PM
I go in Saturday. I want some snack comfort foods to bring in. Are Pringles allowed? Is that container considered a can??
 
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schweady
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09/17/2019 01:31PM
We bring a short container. Come to think of it, the biscuits that we have been bringing in for years for cowboy doughnuts come in the same style packaging. Never gave it a thought. The metal ring around the cardboard tube might give one pause, but I think that it's hardly the type of tin can they had in mind when the rule was written.
x2jmorris
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09/17/2019 01:32PM
I wouldn't count that as a can
09/17/2019 03:01PM
I say: if you pack it in, pack it out. No worries.
09/17/2019 03:19PM
Yes
Dbor
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09/17/2019 03:59PM
I can see it now. I'll be in the Ely prison, and I'll ask my cell mate what he's in for. Robbery, Murder....what you in for? I wanted me some Pringles....
Jackfish
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09/17/2019 07:24PM
^^^ LOLOLOL Dbor! ^^^
09/17/2019 07:51PM
Original are allowed. Sour cream, BBQ, Cheddar Cheese and other flavors are prohibited.
old_salt
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09/17/2019 07:58PM
Pringles are an invasive species. No, they’re illegal.

Dump them in a ziplock and use the crumbs for fish breading. That’s the only valid, legal use.
GopherAdventure
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09/17/2019 08:26PM
Once you pop...
jhb8426
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09/18/2019 01:01AM
Ask the forest service at 2-3 different ranger stations. Take the average answer.
SevenofNine
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09/18/2019 07:54AM
Since they come in a card board tube the answer is no. Please pack the metal ring out. If you have any sour cream and onion left send them my way.
09/18/2019 08:40AM
Talking with USFS Rangers at issuing stations I have asked about food containers and was told "if it is a closable/resealable container that is allowed" this was in reference to plastic soft drink containers and plastic lidded food containers.
Third person answers and anecdotes though are just worth thqat much sand so I'd suggest asking for yourself. One consideration is the Pringle can's suitability as a trash container to carry wrappers out in.
Another option, Tall Clear Spaghetti Pasta Container


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Dbor
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09/18/2019 09:08AM
I think I found a reasonable solution that might not end me in the Ely jail.

Lays Stax!! No metal at all in the container!!! Not sure they are as good as though...

09/18/2019 10:46AM
Only if you have Top of the Tater dip to go with them!
09/18/2019 10:54AM
Love it. This one ranks right up there with the Junk thread in the Gear Forum!
"When I was young, we had burnt bannock, and we Liked it that way!" grumpy old man
thegildedgopher
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09/18/2019 02:08PM
A single Pringle will serve as a fire starter as well, in a pinch. It will get almost completely black and then burst into flames. Sour Cream and Onion. Can't vouch for any the flavors :)
twistertail
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09/18/2019 02:14PM
We took 2 cans on my trips this summer and like someone else said they make pretty good little trash cans.
bottomtothetap
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09/18/2019 02:42PM
Dbor: "I think I found a reasonable solution that might not end me in the Ely jail.


Lays Stax!! No metal at all in the container!!! Not sure they are as good as though...


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Just got back from a trip one week ago. When buying food beforehand we pondered the same Pringle's question and opted for the Lays Stax for the very same reason: no metal in container at all. I'm not a taste expert on the stuff but could not tell much difference between the Pringles and Lays product.
09/18/2019 03:32PM
thegildedgopher: "A single Pringle will serve as a fire starter as well, in a pinch. It will get almost completely black and then burst into flames. Sour Cream and Onion. Can't vouch for any the flavors :)"

The gopher is right. If busted with them declare them to be fire starters.
mr.barley
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09/18/2019 04:31PM
Dbor: "I think I found a reasonable solution that might not end me in the Ely jail.

Lays Stax!! No metal at all in the container!!! Not sure they are as good as though..."

They're very similar, but are a thicker chip. Less breakage.
09/19/2019 06:31PM
I've taken Pringles twice but kept them in the bottom of the pack and had someone on the lookout when I took them out.
x2jmorris
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09/19/2019 08:14PM
maxxbhp: "I've taken Pringles twice but kept them in the bottom of the pack and had someone on the lookout when I took them out. "

Lol treating pringles like an illegal drug
900Lakes
 
09/20/2019 01:04PM
Schroedinger's cat comes to mind... :)
old_salt
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09/21/2019 07:59PM
Here’s an out of the box (can) answer. If you must have snack food, why settle for Pringles? Dump your favorite chips (snacks) into a Tupperware. It will prevent crushing and moisture (unlike cardboard). Just a thought.
x2jmorris
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09/21/2019 08:16PM
old_salt: "Here’s an out of the box (can) answer. If you must have snack food, why settle for Pringles? Dump your favorite chips (snacks) into a Tupperware. It will prevent crushing and moisture (unlike cardboard). Just a thought."

Or go with Ritz Garden Vegetable. Great for adding cheese too and they come in a plastic moisture free wrapper. And if any get crushed they are great at fish breading.
HayRiverDrifter
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09/23/2019 11:26AM
We have a special rod tube that we use to smuggle in our Pringles. It holds 6 containers.
09/23/2019 11:45AM
HayRiverDrifter: "We have a special rod tube that we use to smuggle in our Pringles. It holds 6 containers."

Dang, your group really likes to party.
x2jmorris
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09/23/2019 12:04PM
HayRiverDrifter: "We have a special rod tube that we use to smuggle in our Pringles. It holds 6 containers."

Really? Haha that is great.
scat
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09/25/2019 02:31PM
Don’t try this. I never considered a Pringle’s sleeve to be out of bounds, so to speak, so I put six eggs in one, thinking it was a handy dandy container. Not so much. Broke three eggs on the way in and my son, being a somewhat fussy eater wasn’t having it. Not even the unbroken ones. Next trip we just used the foamy container they come in from the store. Not much padding in Pringle’s sleeve.
Like Pringles some times. But I will not venture into the exotic flavors. They are fake enough food as they are the regular type. Kinda funky. I guess it’s the salt, or just a need to eat something funky.
09/26/2019 07:34AM
jhb8426: "Ask the forest service at 2-3 different ranger stations. Take the average answer."

Made me laugh out load...probably because there is a little truth in that answer...

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Savage Voyageur
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09/26/2019 10:16AM
Yes Pringles are allowed, but Fritos are banned.

I’ve been to over 50 trips and have been checked by rangers few times. If by chance you should have a ranger encounter one of the last things they’re looking for is a Pringle can. They are more concerned with coolers of beer cans or bottles. They will not be going through your packs. I’m not even sure if they have the right to do that. If they see you are eating out of a can of beans or beef stew that’s a problem. If you want to follow the law just repackage your chips into a crush proof package. But personally I wouldn’t worry about it. Just remember the dip.
KarlBAndersen1
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09/28/2019 04:05PM
Dbor: "I think I found a reasonable solution that might not end me in the Ely jail.

Lays Stax!! No metal at all in the container!!! Not sure they are as good as though.”

Who cares if it has metal? Look at all the other metal in your gear.
 
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