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    Kenneth Jacobs
    BPL Member

    @f8less

    Locale: Midwest -or- Rockies

    Is the Wild Ideas Bearikade still not allowed in some areas and parks like it was in the past, or have they resolved all of this now? I don't remember wear it was, but in the past remember reading a number of places that did not accept it as a bear can.

    TIA

    KJ

    #2070248
    Greg Mihalik
    Spectator

    @greg23

    Locale: Colorado

    Griz Country – Yellowstone, Tetons, ….

    #2070254
    Bob Gross
    BPL Member

    @b-g-2-2

    Locale: Silicon Valley

    "Griz Country – Yellowstone, Tetons, …."

    What _is_ allowed there?

    –B.G.–

    #2070258
    Brad Rogers
    BPL Member

    @mocs123

    Locale: Southeast Tennessee

    Bear Vault. Garcia.

    #2070259
    Bob Gross
    BPL Member

    @b-g-2-2

    Locale: Silicon Valley

    Not Bear Boxer?

    –B.G.–

    #2070260
    Kenneth Jacobs
    BPL Member

    @f8less

    Locale: Midwest -or- Rockies

    Crap! So it still has restricted use. That stinks….looks like I'm stuck with my BV500. Was hoping they resolved all that and got approval by now.

    KJ

    #2070268
    Brad Rogers
    BPL Member

    @mocs123

    Locale: Southeast Tennessee

    The bear boxer contender is also approved. So is the counter assault bear keg.

    #2070301
    Ben H.
    BPL Member

    @bzhayes

    Locale: No. Alabama

    lighter1 is also approved in griz country

    #2070319
    Bob Bankhead
    BPL Member

    @wandering_bob

    Locale: Oregon, USA

    Bearikade has not passed the IGBC testing, per their Jan 2014 listing.

    For a listing of all IGBC-approved food storage containers and the like, see pages 4 and later at:

    http://www.igbconline.org/images/pdf/012314_products_list.pdf

    Each national park can set their own requirements. Yosemite NP still lists the Bearikade Weekender and Expedition cans (1716 and higher) as approved for use in the park. SEKI usually follows the Yosemite guidelines.

    Wish I knew why IGBC hasn't approved Bearikades. I assume they have been submitted for testing in the past.

    #2070339
    Greg Mihalik
    Spectator

    @greg23

    Locale: Colorado

    "Wish I knew why IGBC hasn't approved Bearikades. I assume they have been submitted for testing in the past.

    Wild Ideas did submit a "prototype" for testing.
    It failed.
    They feel they have all the market they need, and aren't interested in pursuing more.

    #2070406
    K C
    BPL Member

    @kalebc

    Locale: South West

    Testing is a slow process, NPS addresses food storage devices like the FDA does with new medication. The Bearikade is approved in Denali NP, I've used it there and the Kenai so I'll keep using it everywhere until someone stops me with a ticket/fine.

    #2070409
    Greg Mihalik
    Spectator

    @greg23

    Locale: Colorado

    "The Bearikade is approved in Denali NP…"

    …Not currently –

    From the Denali NP website

    Bear Resistant Food Containers (BRFC) Approved for Use in Denali

    The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) is the authority consulted for what products are and are not permissible in Denali.

    If using your own BRFC, be prepared to show it to the BIC staff for approval before a permit is issued.

    The following brands of BRFCs are approved for use on backcountry trips in Denali:

    Backpacker's Cache by Garcia Machine
    Bear Keg by Counter Assault
    Contender 101 & 102 by The Bare Boxer
    BearVault models BV250 Solo, BV300, BV 350 Solo, BV 400, BV450 Solo and BV500

    The following brands of BRFCs are NOT PERMITTED for backcountry use in Denali:

    BearVault models BV100B, BV110B and BV200
    Ursack or ANY OTHER Kevlar, fabric or fabric-aluminum hybrid bear-resistant bag

    #2070793
    Jennifer Mitol
    BPL Member

    @jenmitol

    Locale: In my dreams....

    I called the office in Denali three different times and spoke to three different people, and all three told me I could bring my Bearikade. I also had an email chain that says the same thing.

    It doesn't say it's approved…and it doesn't say it ISN'T approved.

    Kinda like alcohol and esbit stoves during fire season……..

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