As this will be my first bush plane dropoff hunt (I am normally used to walk-ins where weight is paramount) I have a few questions regarding gear that we will be bringing out. I have a flight with Andrews Air (#1200 capacity) that will be transporting 3 people (me at roughly 225# and the other 2 at about 175# each). Only 2 of us will be hunting the other person is going as a mule if you will. I figured each hunter's pack will be about 50#. We have an Arctic Oven 10 Extreme reserved which weighs in at about 42# without any type of stove. Our plan was to buy our food in town the day prior to flying out eliminating the need to check a bunch of bags from Fairbanks. Any recommendation as to what type of container we should pack the food in to load up on the plane. Tough boxes? Cooler? Again we would rather buy this stuff in Kodiak prior being flown out so we would be at the mercy of whatever the local retailers have in stock. Also, what would you all recommend in regards to getting rid of food package waste in the field. I have read that building fires is not the best option due to spooking the bears. The only other thing I can think of is storing trash in the container that we would bring out. Not sure about that either. Suggestions? As far as the other gear I have compiled a list that is still a work in progress. Any rec's on mailing the hides back to Fairbanks would also be greatly appreciated. I was thinking mailing a frozen hide in a plastic tote. Thanks for any advice you all may have.