Jun 23, 2005 at 10:59 am #1216303
I’m planning a trip to New York’s Adirondack Mountains, and they may soon require non-pliable bear cannisters.
In the event that I have to use one, Which one would you recommend?
TomJun 23, 2005 at 2:04 pm #1338406
depends on the amount of time that you will be out. For the lightest week long one you can use a Bearikade or for 3-4 days Bearvault has one that weighs in at 30 oz and is half the size of other cannisters. Garcia has one too but weighs in at almost 3 lbs.Jun 24, 2005 at 9:28 am #1338444
Right now, Until July 2, REI has an in store sale on BearVault. Normally $79.95 now $59.99.Jun 27, 2005 at 1:09 pm #1338494
@jagcLocale: Pacific NW
I just checked the REI internet site and could not find the BearVault on-sale. The Garcia was on sale for $55.00, though.
I like the BearVault as it’s clear and you can see the contents. Is this feature really important? Or do most people simply empty their container to find what they need?
Am planning my first trip where there’s a possibility of bears….ought to be interesting.Jun 27, 2005 at 1:39 pm #1338495
I also checked the rei.com web site and did not find Bearvault on sale. Like I posted, it was an in-store sale until July 2nd for $59.99. This is also the sale price at Wilderness Dining
EDIT – Ooops… the one that is $69.99 at the Wilderness Dining link above is the one that REI has on sale for $59.99.
Yes it is clear, and the twist off lid makes me a little skeptical, but I would like to be able to see what I am looking for rather than dump everything out.Jun 27, 2005 at 2:05 pm #1338496
The twist off is not too bad once you get the hang of it. The beauty of the Bearvault is the weight which of course is lighter than our wonderful Garcia Cannister. For those that are interested, Bearvault is now offering a 3-4 day version which weighs in at 30 oz. It is the same width but is shorter than the regular version.Jun 27, 2005 at 2:20 pm #1338498
I didn’t think the twist off cap used with the Bearvault was difficult at all. In fact I thought it was extremely easy, that was why I am skeptical of how well it works with bears.Jun 27, 2005 at 4:30 pm #1338505
Gotcha. Well they have been approved (not sure if it is still conditionally or not) for Yosemite and Seki. Both of these agencies are quite tough on polices whenit comes to cannisters.Jun 28, 2005 at 6:01 pm #1338538
Around Yellowstone, we hang our food etc. Are there now places where you must have a bear canister and where hanging stuff isn’t accepted?
Thanks.Jun 29, 2005 at 4:50 am #1338546
Yes, some places require “non-pliable bear cannisters”. For example, a regulation is being proposed for New York’s Adirondack Mountain wilderness areas. See the proposed requirement at:Jun 29, 2005 at 8:30 am #1338552
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
These nasty add-ons are mandatory in most areas of these National Parks in California:
AND they must be one of the SBBIG “approved” or “tentatively approved” models. See http://www.sierrawildbear.net/foodstorage/index.htm
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