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Old 06-28-2016, 08:33 PM   #21
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were the missing pieces of the container found at the scene?
I was thinking if the bear ingested the missing pieces of polycarbonate and it caused a blockage or tear in the intestine then the bear would've been in serious trouble. instead of passing the plastic the entire bear passes.
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Old 07-01-2016, 03:43 PM   #22
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I know of two brands, BearVault and and Lil' Sami, that offer bear-canisters made of polycarbonate. Both use a narrow concentric depressions, "channels", to strengthen the sidewalls. BearVault calls them "retention guides" for straps used to attach the canister to one's pack. These guides are located mid-height and well away from the top and bottom.[/img][/url]
I do not see any "concentric depressions/channel" on my BV450.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:31 PM   #23
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A few years ago, shortly after the regulation went into effect, I saw a Garcia canister with a portion of the bottom edge chewed completely through. it was rented from the HPIC, who said the renter told them he observed a red squirrel work on chewing it through over a 3 day period. If I were the HPIC I would have charged the guy full price for the preventable damage.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:57 PM   #24
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When I bought a cannister for a trip to Colorado this summer the EMS in Saratoga where I bought it was selling Bear Keg. However they were still renting the same one as you could rent at the HPIC.

Part of the description for the Beak Keg that pertains to bear security.

- Smooth sides with round edges leave nothing for bears to grip

It's also it is heavier that the others suggesting thicker walls.

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Old 10-16-2018, 04:33 AM   #25
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I've used the Garcia ones since the rule was put in place. Never had evidence that bears found them, let alone tried to open them. That being said, I have seen the "water bottle" type like this one in question destroyed as if they were, well, water bottles.

Just use the Garcia or the Bear Vault. Simple solution.
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