A Bear Canister That Works
Spending time in nature is good for the soul. Breathing in the fresh air, hearing the wind rustle through the leaves, and feeling the sun on your skin is the best medicine. But, all those amazing outdoor vibes go flying right out the “front door” of your amazing hiking trip if a bear steals your food.
Introducing the BearVault bear canister, made to protect your food and keep your adventure going with no disruption from wild animals. Our bear canisters are intentionally designed and well engineered to keep bears from accessing your hiking food so it can all be available to fuel your body as it is challenged by your hike.
#1 Why? We Are Well Engineered
The BearVault was an invention of necessity. While on a backpacking trip with friends the discussion around the fire centered on the backpacking bear canister we were using. It had some challenges with shape, had a small opening, was quite heavy, and had very limited visual accessibility. All of these things added up made it our least favorite piece of equipment overall. Naturally the brainstorming was sparked, and reimagining the bear proof canister began.
You’ve most likely heard that there are two food storage philosophies. Hanging your food or using a bear canister. There is a third approach that we absolutely do not recommend, which is keeping your food in your tent. The third approach might have worked for you every time up until now, but it only takes one time for it to fail you and it could cost more than you bargained for.
We obviously subscribe to using a food canister and here is why.
#2 Why? Store Food On The Ground
Be sure to visit our Tips, Care & FAQ’s page to get a really good understanding of how to open and close your bear resistant canister, how to properly pack it into your backpack, how to handle it when you are at camp for the night, how to use it when you are cooking and cleaning, and how to stash it properly at night.
A few things to remember about your bear canister
- All bear resistant canisters are bear resistant but none of them are bear proof.
- No bear canister is scent proof. Bears have an incredibly developed sense of smell, far beyond that of a Blood Hound hunting dog.
- Bear canisters are designed to be “more work” than bears are willing to invest. This uses their instincts to not burn unnecessary energy against them so that they lose interest.
#3 Why? Bear Canister Testimonials
Don’t just take our word for it. We have hundreds of happy customers who have seen our bear canister in action. Here are a few reviews from our customers:
#4 Why? Bag Peaks, Can Food!
Keep your food yours with a bear canister so you can keep your adventure going. Whether backpacking or camping, you can calm the nagging problem of keeping your food available when you need it and safe from the paws of bears by using a BearVault. Our backpacking bear canister is easy to carry, clean, and integrates easily into your packing routine. Keep your adventure going without worrying about nature snacking on your food (or you).
BearVault® Model BV500
BearVault® Model BV450