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#183147 - 02/23/14 03:18 PM Re: Bear Canisters. Ok, what's everyone's opnion.. [Re: wandering_daisy]
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fyi, when i finally bought a weekender what i got was larger than the rental weekender i had used before.
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#183166 - 02/24/14 12:31 AM Re: Bear Canisters. Ok, what's everyone's opnion.. [Re: Rick_D]
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Originally Posted By Rick_D
Hard to envision that frying pan shaped lid replacing a pot, but it could certainly replace a bowl and offer a frying pan to the fortunate angler. Can also be a pot lid, for that matter.

And if you've never had the displeasure of lugging a canister, one thing they do offer is a nice place to sit.


well it claims to have an 850 ml capacity. if it does it will boil enough water for me for my breakfast and dinner. don't care that much about the shape.
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#183184 - 02/24/14 11:56 AM Re: Bear Canisters. Ok, what's everyone's opnion.. [Re: skcreidc]
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Originally Posted By skcreidc
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Lightest and largest volume at $225 is the Bearikade. For some reason there is still some question about it's use with Grizzly's. Not exactly sure why at this point.
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If you look hard enough you can find the pictures on a thread at BPL. Bearikade submitted their cannister to the Grizzly testing agency and the Grizzlies shredded it.

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hey bzh I see the pot actually claims to hold 850 MLS..if that's the case the lighter isn't so bad as I can leave my pot at home


Yeah, it is a nice pot. Pretty heavy walled aluminum. It is kind of low and flat, but that makes it more efficient for heating water. I haven't actually used it yet for heating water (my buddy always brings a jetboil), so I don't know how awkward it is to pour out water. If volume is a concern I can measure mine for you, but not until next week. I am on a business trip this week then backpacking in the superstitions through the weekend. I would have guessed close to a liter, perhaps it is .85 L to the noches (a little below the lip where the handle fits in).

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#183188 - 02/24/14 12:56 PM Re: Bear Canisters. Ok, what's everyone's opnion.. [Re: phat]
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My main caveat is a wide shallow pan needs a very level, stable stove and no stray elbows, or the contents will slosh over the side or go flying. OTOH wider pots seem to usually be more efficient.

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#183218 - 02/25/14 12:21 AM Re: Bear Canisters. Ok, what's everyone's opnion.. [Re: BZH]
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Originally Posted By BZH

If you look hard enough you can find the pictures on a thread at BPL. Bearikade submitted their cannister to the Grizzly testing agency and the Grizzlies shredded it.


I've hiked around Mr and Mrs Griz all my life, I've most often hung food and in recent years have used (and had beat up/slobbered on) an ursack with them (well, I actually don't know it was a grizzly, but probably). I'm not too worried about wanting a canister for grizzlies. It's only for those black bears you folks have down south where I have to have it.

Only thing I've ever lost food to is rodents. they're insidious.

The ursack or a proper hang and some brains is all I need up here. (Other than in polar bear turf).


Edited by phat (02/25/14 12:24 AM)
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#183222 - 02/25/14 01:18 AM Re: Bear Canisters. Ok, what's everyone's opnion.. [Re: phat]
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Well, the Bearikade is approved for the Sierra, because at that time the Sierra Black Bear Group (now defunct) did their own testing. It is not on the list of the approved canisters by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. I was told by the Bearikade folks that (1) all their market is for the Sierra and (2) the tests are the same. Well, that's true, but the testers for the IGBC have stronger jaws. After a prototype was well holed by the captive grizz testers, Bearikade didn't bother submitting a final model to the IGBC, even though that agency would like to see lighter canisters.

The BPL thread is here. Page down to the posts by Greg Mihalik. (You may notice a few posts from regulars on this forum, too.)

I probably should test my Bearikade with my daughter's dog, whom I'm currently dog-sitting. He basically can't have any toys because he chews them to smithereens in minutes. Even supposedly indestructible Ultimate Kong toys won't survive his chewing. I think he should be renamed "Jaws"!


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#183231 - 02/25/14 01:36 PM Re: Bear Canisters. Ok, what's everyone's opnion.. [Re: OregonMouse]
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FWIW Fisher, the official canister-test black bear, departed this mortal coil for the great pick-a-nic basket in the sky, back in 2010. He had a reputation for being very persistent.

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