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Bear-Resistant Food Containers

Bear-resistant food containers can be a viable alternative to hanging food and other items that will attract bears. You must use one of the approved cannisters. These have been extensively tested by the Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group.

Backpacker Model 812
Garcia Machine, Visalia, CA 93292

Bear Vault Models 110b, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500

Bearikade Weekender MKII (1766 and higher) and Expedition MKII (1766 and higher)
Wild Ideas, LLC
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

The Bear Keg
Counter Assault
Kalispell, MT 599901

The Bare Boxer Contender and 202
Golf City Products
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Did You Know?

CCC enrollees collected native seed and raised plants in three nurseries in the park.

From 1933 to 1942 an estimated 10,000 boys and young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps planted hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs, and native plants in Shenandoah National Park. Many of these were grown in three CCC plant nurseries from seeds collected within the park. More...