Allowed Bear-Resistant Food Storage Containers

Canisters, panniers, and coolers listed below may be used for food storage when camping in Yellowstone's backcountry, but they are not approved for food storage in frontcountry campgrounds. These containers must be properly secured, latched, and/or locked and left on the ground at the base of the food pole or at the cooking area when a food pole is not present. Any food, trash, and bear attractant that does not fit into the container must be secured by hanging or stored in an NPS installed bear proof locker.

Canisters, panniers, and coolers below have undergone testing by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC). These containers may be disallowed at any time due to failures in the field. Not all containers approved by the IGBC are approved for use in Yellowstone's backcountry. Containers that are not listed on this document are not allowed for food storage. For more information, contact Yellowstone's Central Backcountry Office at (307) 344-2160 or e-mail us.
Backpacking/Small Storage Containers

The Bare Boxer
Contender Model 101
Champ Model 202

BV250, BV300, BV350, BV400, BV450, BV500

Counter Assault
Bear Keg

Garcia Machine
Backpacker's Cache Model 812

Craftsman Tech Composites
Wise Backpack

Lighter1 Bear Bins
Big Daddy & Lil' Sami

UDAP Industries Inc.
"No Fed Bear" Canister
Coolers must be secured by two padlocks to be bear resistant

Extreme Cold-Kysek: Models 25, 35, 50, 75, 100, 150

Igloo Products Corp.
Yukon Cold Locker 50, 70, 90, 120
Marine Elite Offshore 20, 40, 50, 55, 70, 90, 120
Yukon Marine 20, 55
Sportsman 20, 40, 55, 70

Iowa Rotocast Plastics, Inc.
Grizzly Cooler Models: 16, 20, 40, 60, 75, 150, 400

20, 26, 40, 58, 75, 140

Discovery 50, 60, 65, 75, 95, 115, 160

Pelican Products, Inc.
Pro Gear Elite: 20, 35, 45, 65, 95, 150, 250

YETI Coolers
Tundra Cooler Models: 35, 45, 50, 65, 75, 85, 105, 110, 120, 125, 155, 160, 250, 420
Roadie Cooler 20

Canyon Cooler
Outfitter 125

Coleman Company
Coleman Esky Cooler 55, 85

Engel USA
65 Quart Cooler

Orion Coolers
65 Quart Cooler

Techni Ice
Signature Series 132qt

Bear Country Containers
Aluminum Panniers Models SFO, HFO, HTL

Buckstitch Canvas Saddle & Tack
Aluminum Kitchen Panier,
Aluminum Storage Pannier

Kanz Outdoors LLC
Field Pantry P120

Koffler Boats, Inc.
Bear Resistant Boxes
Small & Large Pack Kitchen

LMI Welding, Inc
Aluminum Panniers

Mad Cow Metal Works
Aluminum Horse Pannier
Large Aluminum Dry Bear Box

Outfitters Pack Station
Plastic Pannier

Outfitters Supply, Inc
Trail Max Pack Panniers (#WPA500)

Robertson Enterprises
Mountaineer: Grain Pannier, Mule Pannier, Camp Kitchen, and Storage/Cooler Pannier

Columbia Construction
Aluminum Panniers

Mobile Storage Chest

Jerry Kawasaki
Aluminum panniers Model SFO, Model HFO, Model HTL

Wind River Products
Backpack Container
Small Panier
Plastic Storage Pannier
Plastic Kitchen Pannier

Decarteret Pack Equipment
Aluminum Panniers

Howling Wind Welding
Aluminum Storage Pannier

Metalworks of Montana
Aluminum Panniers

Wyoming Outdoor Industries
Aluminum Storage Pannier Reg.
SlimLine Aluminum Kitchen
Pannier Bear Aware 28" Large Dry Box

Evans Feed and Livestock
Plastic Pannier/Bear Box

Aluminum Storage Pannier Model 3.03

Salem Tent & Awning
Model HBR

Ziegel Engineering
Aluminum Boxes WD5 and WD6

Last updated: September 22, 2016

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