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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2021, 06:45 PM
Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Chicago
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, kayaking
Posts: 85

The Ursack has come on the market since the OP, as an alternative to the bear canister.
I am not sure that it is fully satisfactory as a replacement because, being soft, it can be picked up or gripped and dragged away by a bear, whereas a hard-sided bear canister would pose more of a hindrance.

zeljkok, that is a sad story about the bear at Whitehorn. There are storage lockers, but I noticed the shelter had quite a colony of mice and flies, so that may be a bear attractant. Nowadays the trail sees many people, which may be more of a deterrent.
Completely agree about proper food management - anywhere.
Would avoid fish, though! In part because it is difficult to confine the oil and not carry odors or aerosol into tent
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