Protect your food and the Bears!
The BearVault Bear Resistant Food Canister should be the 11th essential on your backpacking checklist when camping in bear country. Close interactions between hiker and bear are usually not high on the list for most backpackers. Keeping human food out of a bear’s diet is the best way too keep them alive, wild and out of trouble. Hanging food in bear country has limited success not only because they are amazing climbers (black bears mostly), they’re incredibly intelligent and creative when a sack of s’mores fixin’s, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and tasty toothpaste are dangling a measly few feet above their heads.
The BearVault BV450 Solo & BV500 bear canisters solve this problem with their ingenious patent pending design. Made of clear polycarbonate, these bear resistant containers can take a beating and won’t shatter. Getting to your food is a snap because of the wide-mouth opening, tool-free lid and transparent body. Lightweight and compact, BearVault is one of the most popular bear resistant food canisters on the market and a favorite with backpackers. Just pack the BearVault with all of your food and anything with a scent (toothpaste, deodorant, chapstick, etc). Keep it a good 100 feet outside of camp and you’ve done your job. Bon Appétit to you and tough luck to Yogi.
Bear resistant containers are mandatory in many national parks and the Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group (SIBBG) along with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) have added the BearVault Bear Resistant Food Canister to their approval list.
- BearVault BV450 SOLO Bear Proof Container holds 4 days worth of food and weighs only 2 lbs. 1 oz.
- BearVault BV500 Bear Proof Container holds 7 days worth of food and only weighs 2 lbs. 9 oz.