What was the purpose...

Joined: August 20th, 2007, 1:40 am

September 11th, 2018, 5:55 pm #1

...of nailing this jar lid to this pine tree?  We found the artifact in a campsite on McIntyre.  The lid is about six feet off the ground and near the fire pit.  Ideas? IMG_1744.JPG
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September 13th, 2018, 3:51 pm #2

Most likely this lid held a jar in which campers could put a note of their experiences on the trail.  

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Joined: August 20th, 2007, 1:40 am

September 17th, 2018, 11:36 pm #3

Wunita wrote: Most likely this lid held a jar in which campers could put a note of their experiences on the trail.  

Rich
Maybe so, but it's a small lid, so probably a small bottle...  Another friend (not on the CCBB) felt that the lid's proximity to the fire pit suggested it might have held a cache of strike-anywhere matches, but in 40 years of playing in the BWCAW/Quetico and other camping venues, I've never found another lid nailed to a tree.
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