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Garcia Bear-Resistant Container

    Garcia Bear-Resistant Container

    Don't feed the bears! This bear-resistant container from Garcia provides 614 cu. in. of storage to hold your backpacking food. See details

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    Don't feed the bears! This bear-resistant container from Garcia provides 614 cu. in. of storage to hold your backpacking food.

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    Don't feed the bears! This bear-resistant container from Garcia provides 614 cu. in. of storage to hold your backpacking food.

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    Don't feed the bears! This bear-resistant container from Garcia provides 614 cu. in. of storage to hold your backpacking food.

    • Made from a tough ABS polymer with smooth sides and rounded edges so bears have nothing to grip onto
    • Stainless-steel locks are easy for humans to open with a coin or screwdriver, but are difficult for bears to open
    • Includes food-grade plastic bag for wrapping food for storage

    Made in USA.

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    Garcia Bear-Resistant Container Specs
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    Best use
    Backpacking
    10 liter
    614 cubic inches
    ABS polymer
    12 x 8.8 inches
    2 lbs. 12 oz.
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    Garcia Bear-Resistant Container is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Listen to your rangers. This is the canister you need and have to use in most of California NPS. Get it, slap some stickers on it, give your own style and it most likely it will live on longer than all of us. The thing is a unbreakable IMO. A great backcountry chair also and easy to use.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the extra weight in Bear country The Garcia Bear-resistant container does hold 3 days food for 2 people. The surface is very slick. I used a lite weight stuff bag to hold and tie down. I did notice that carefully packing the food in the container helped to conserve space in the backpack. Also, no need to tie in a tree, just put away from camp on the ground. I see no way a bear could break or gain access.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great bear canister available Bought this bear canister for a backpacking trip in Yosemite, and am glad I made the purchase. As others say, the canister is a bit heavy, but is extremely durable, and makes a great seat around the campfire (just make sure to sit on the bottom as I've been told the top can sink in). The opening is a bit small as compared to the Bear Vault models (wife has smaller BV), and makes stuffing things in a little tricky, but I was surprised how much I could fit into this canister once I repacked all my food. It sat out in the rain overnight and everything on the inside was completely dry. I did notice the outside of the canister tends to scratch easily, but I really don't care about that but others may, so wanted to mention it.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite out of the bunch researched all options like crazy, read the reviews, had used this Garcia brand several years ago and liked it. when I went to the store, even after armed with the knowledge and all the tricks on how to open the clear blue bear container brand, not only could I not open it but neither could anyone at REI. well, that made my choice very much more easy! Besides, you can find pictures of broken blue bear containers online, but I haven't seen that with the black Garcia container! The fact that you can't see through the plastic is not a bad thing. Pack in the (reverse) order that you plan to eat. Girlfriend and I had at least 3 days worth of good (luxury) food in there so size was good enough. hang a small bag for the first few days if you go over. At least you won't have to hang the bear container! Yay for black. Hide in a bush and don't worry about it (seal your food with ziplocks or better if you're paranoid or going to a bear crazy area). I would advise a strip of reflective tape on it to help aid you in finding it later though and in low light conditions. Just shine your light and bam there it is.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from the gold standard Have used these for years. Recently tried a Bear Vault and immediately regretted it. Back to the Garcia. Easy to open for a human with a coin or a knife. Flush lid that bears can't open. The opening is narrow, so you can't really put in your cookset, but packs food and toiletries well. Smooth and tapered - goes in pack well. Durable, and I've never heard of a bear outsmarting it.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from bears out to lunch This canister is designed to keep bears out of a camper's food supply. It's approved by and required by various NPS and USFS districts for that purpose. I haven't used it yet--haven't been camping since I got it. I would rate it higher if I'd had the chance to use it, and a bear had been foiled in trying to get at my food.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great build Quality Definately does the job. I wish is was lighter though, after 18 miles in a backpack it sure was a burden.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin I have had this bear box for over 10 years and have used it on overnight backpacking trips in bear country many times. There are scratches on the outside from where bears have tried to get in but haven't succeeded. Definitely worth having.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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