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    Posted: 22 February 2011 at 16:05
Ok fellas I know I don't get on here much but you all are always so good at
answering my questions and I figure this is right up your allies. I am looking
at fabricating aluminum panniers for pack horses or the like. Do you guys
have any suggestions on improvements to ones you have used or what you
would like to see on them. Anything would help, I am talking to some
horsemen here in town as well but any and all suggestions would be listened
to. Thanks a ton !!!!!!
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I assume you are talking about selling them?  MT and I would guess at least ID & WY, require them to be certified "Bear proof".  I would check on MTFWP site and see what the requirements are, I would think a quick Internet search would bring up required specs for all states involved and how to get them tested and certified.
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thanks a lot. I will do that for sure
Originally posted by RobertMT RobertMT wrote:

I assume you are
talking about selling them?† MT and I would guess at least ID & WY, require
them to be certified "Bear proof".† I would check on MTFWP site and see what
the requirements are, I would think a quick Internet search would bring up
required specs for all states involved and how to get them tested and
certified.
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I use panniers a lot. Hard and soft sided. Some of the
things I like in a hard sided pannier are: curved side that
goes against the animal. Rounded corners. Hardware and
straps that can be replaced in the field (don't use
rivits). Drain holes that can be closed. Solid top that
will keep contents dry when rained on. Lots of "D" rings
for lashing stuff on.
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Do you have any experience with aluminum ones? You have dsome great
ideas. By chance could you get pics of some of this stuff...again thx
Originally posted by MtElkHunter MtElkHunter wrote:

I use panniers a lot. Hard and soft sided. Some of the
things I like in a hard sided pannier are: curved side that
goes against the animal. Rounded corners. Hardware and
straps that can be replaced in the field (don't use
rivits). Drain holes that can be closed. Solid top that
will keep contents dry when rained on. Lots of "D" rings
for lashing stuff on.
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Yes I have used aluminum. I don't currently have any
available. The problem with all panniers are that one
size and shape don't fit all tasks. If you are using the
panniers for food, the old wooden front opening style
with dividers inside work really well because they keep
the food in good shape. If you are using the pannier to
haul gear then a top opening one with no dividers work
the best because you can stuff more gear in them than the
front loading ones.

If you are anywhere around a forest service ranger
station, most of them rent pretty good panniers. You
could go take a look at how they are made.

Aluminum works very well, the only problem is the cost of
them.
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I never liked boxes.  You can always put a small cooler in the bags to protect food.  I'd consider using a 60 liter barrel inside a bag, which you can hang at night.

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