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Dirt Transport #7015157
10/11/20 11:37 PM
10/11/20 11:37 PM
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wisconsin
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gsteffek Offline OP
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Was curious as to how any of you carry your dry/waxed dirt to your set locations or remakes. I have seen both Jeff Dunlap and Clint Locklear use some sort of blue carboy, and others use a bucket. I had carpal tunnel surgery just a month ago and am really struggling to open the lid of the bucket that I have that snaps on, as my hand strength is really low right now and am looking for something that I can carry around and is not that hard to open with weak hands. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Than you.

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Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015170
10/12/20 12:42 AM
10/12/20 12:42 AM
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Kenai AK
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Kenai AK
If you like using a bucket, you can get a spin-on lid. Snap the ring on once and the lid spins on and off almost effortlessly. We use them for my wife's flour bucket, the compost bucket, etc. Quick and easy to open and close for anyone, even the kids.

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Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015223
10/12/20 05:18 AM
10/12/20 05:18 AM
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Beaman Iowa 55
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Contact either of those guys, Both are very approachable and ask...They may even sell you one.

Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015263
10/12/20 06:27 AM
10/12/20 06:27 AM
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NW Illinois
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Used gallon milk jugs.


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Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015264
10/12/20 06:27 AM
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Pennsylvania
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I use wide mouth jugs to carry/apply peat or dirt to sets...

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Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015270
10/12/20 06:34 AM
10/12/20 06:34 AM
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Firth, Nebraska
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Used clean gallon milk jugs and 3 quart plastic ice cream pails are what I use. And I carry them only when setting on first couple days. I stash them in nearby weedy fencerows and brush piles near each set location. When doing remakes I just walk over and grab a jug of waxed dirt from hiding spot nearby and pour it on set,, then put it back in hiding after the remake. Its all presifted so I don't even need to carry a sifter. Nothing to carry all season while checking except bait and lure in my coat pockets and of course the catches. The milk jugs keep the dry waxed dirt dry and cold same as outside temps all during season.
Save em up during off season and prefilled all of them before season too, a good funnel works great. Ive also made funnels for filling milk jugs from a cut off top of 2 liter soft drink plastic bottle. At set locations just grab a jug and pour. Pick em up at end of season and recycle them.for the next year.
I've got 50 jugs ready to go in my garage, here is pic of some of them. Been doing this since 80s and got this tip from Charlie Dobbins land trapping book.

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Last edited by jabNE; 10/12/20 06:42 AM.

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Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015280
10/12/20 06:54 AM
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E central Il
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E central Il
If you prefer a five gallon bucket go to your local swimming pool or the towns water maintenance people . They have more five gallon buckets with screw on lids than they know what to do with . I get a few each year for free !

Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015282
10/12/20 06:59 AM
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Gallon zip lock freezer bags.

Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015363
10/12/20 08:41 AM
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
I use coffee cans. Plastic for waxed dirt and peat moss and some old metal ones for grass clippings.

Re: Dirt Transport [Re: gsteffek] #7015457
10/12/20 10:30 AM
10/12/20 10:30 AM
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central arkansas
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I use hern's method


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