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avatar So-called bearproof vault
July 25, 2009 08:00AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/25/nyregion/25bear.html?_r=1

Jim



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2009 08:05AM by tomdisco.
avatar Re: So-called bearproof vault
July 25, 2009 08:09AM
Thank you. /



Old Dude
Re: So-called bearproof vault
July 26, 2009 01:10PM
Since I've been hearing about that for two years, it's hardly news. It's been repeated across many a backpacking forum.

None of the bear canisters are bear proof - merely bear resistant. Give them enough time and they'll eventually get into them all. I'm getting a Bearikade at some point but Bear Vault is willing to replace my lid that spins past the tab, so I'm going to do that in the short term.
avatar Re: So-called bearproof vault
July 26, 2009 01:21PM
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AlmostThere
Since I've been hearing about that for two years, it's hardly news. It's been repeated across many a backpacking forum.

Sorry about that but the article linked to was just written July 24th.

Jim
avatar Re: So-called bearproof vault
July 26, 2009 02:37PM
I don't think the Garcia has ever been compromised by a bear. My daughter broke into my hiking buddy's and stole some Ho-Ho's a few years ago.



Old Dude
Re: So-called bearproof vault
July 26, 2009 08:06PM
Neither has the Bearikade. The Bearikade, in terms of ratio of can base weight to volume/capacity, is the lightest can on the market.
Re: So-called bearproof vault
July 26, 2009 02:02PM
Yes, I know - and in the article it says the bear's been doing it for a few years.... "But reports began coming in from campers a few years ago that BearVaults were being broken into..."

The Times is behind the times. grinning smiley
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