Reviewed by Happy Dad from Arizona on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I spend a lot of weekends in the Grand Canyon. You don't typically see bears there. And you don't see rodents either. But you hear them. At night. When they invade the plastic grocery bag you forgot to hang up, crinkling around sampling one tiny bite of every Power Bar you brought. Not to ment...
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Reviewed by Lancaster soccer mom from Lancaster, ohio on Sunday, January 19, 2014
I haven't tested this with the bears yet, but I think it will do quite well! I read one review that said it was difficult to open, which I agree with if you are a bear. But if you have a coin like it says, to use to open, it works juuuust fine!
Reviewed by Great northwest from Shelton Wa. on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Bought three of the bear containers, two as gifts for and upcoming 11 day backpacking trip. So I have not used them yet the trip is this next summer. After reading reviews I was worried opening the canisters would be difficult but that was not the case. All you need is a coin like a nickle and opens with ease. The size looks big enought for three to four days food for one person. I always pack snacks and three meals a day need to feed the engine. The one down side is the weight. The canisters are rated at 2 1/2 lbs but they feel like a lot more then that. I like to travel very light 35lbs for 3 to 4 days. I'm tired of hanging my food every night so Im going to carry the canister and the extra weight.
Reviewed by Barbara from California on Thursday, December 05, 2013
Nothing flashy about this can except it does what it is supposed to and is approved for backcountry use in areas requiring a can. I preferred this model over the larger Garcia and Bear Vault models because it fits much better inside my pack. I would rather not have to strap the can to the outside of my pack. It comes with a nylon case to strap on to the outside of a pack but I doubt it would hold up on a long backpack. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is the minor inconvenience that it doesn't have a button to pop the top open once you set the screws to open. Works well to keep the bears and mice out of your supplies.
Reviewed by Trail Paws from Nor. Cal. on Monday, October 07, 2013
Finally bought one; always borrowed or rented for backcontry backpacking. First used in Yosemite. It is slightly difficult to open the lid only because the locks are tight; I am sure over time the locks will be easier to open. It's nice that it's smaller and weighs less than the Garcia.
While this is NPS approved Yosemite has it's own regulations that you can find at: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/containers.htm
Answered on 7/25/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
No; None of the UDAP canisters are on Yosemite's approved list.
Answered on 1/24/2011 12:00:00 AM by San Francisco Eco Tours from Bay Area
On 09/23/2012 I checked and this canister IS APPROVED. See http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/containers.htm to verify.
Answered on 9/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by Whitewater from Richmond Va
I'm from Central California and a experienced backpacker of over twenty years. Who cares if it Yosemite approved...I've backpacked for weeks with and without a container and never have had my food stolen by a bear. The best thing about the canister is a seat to sit on. The thru hikers on the PCT sleep with their food in a stuff sack. Shame on the National Park Service for even requiring containers. Start at a Trail head in the Forest Service and then enter Yosemite. No worries about the Pine Pigs of the National Park Service indoctrinating you into their communist regime. Whoever required the container should be tried for treason by fellow backpackers.