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6/09/2018 12:53 pm  #35


Re: Bear bag

Uppa wrote:

In an attempt to save a couple of pounds of gear weight I recently bought an Ursack, which will be heading into Algonquin with me very soon for a 9-day trip. I'll post my impressions of it when I get back. 

Would love to hear those impressions now that your back. I can't decide between the Ursack and BearVault.
 

 

Today 1:09 am  #36


Re: Bear bag

I bought a small bear barrel from REI last year for my backpacking trips. It fits into my pack and gets left on the ground in camp.


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Today 7:43 am  #37


Re: Bear bag

RCShevalier wrote:

Uppa wrote:

In an attempt to save a couple of pounds of gear weight I recently bought an Ursack, which will be heading into Algonquin with me very soon for a 9-day trip. I'll post my impressions of it when I get back. 

Would love to hear those impressions now that your back. I can't decide between the Ursack and BearVault.
 

I'm... underwhelmed with the Ursack compared to my BearVault. The OPSacks you use with it (Odor Proof sacks) are annoying and fidgety to close, and so getting at my food is far more of a pain in the butt. 99.9% of the trees don't have a nice convenient large branch low enough down to tie it to, so it puts me back in the same situation that annoyed me with hanging bear bags - finding a good spot for it. Also I don't bring a camp chair, so my BearVault doubles as a seat on occasion when the ground is wet. 

On the other hand the Ursack drops two full pounds off my pack weight compared to the BV500, which means that despite its drawbacks it will likely become my normal food container, at least for longer trips where weight is a bigger factor. 
 

 

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