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Backpackers' Cache

rated 2 of 5 stars Better than nothing. I've used the Garcia product a few times. While it may serve the need, it is difficult to load, due to the small opening. Who in the world carries a coin while backpacking. The screw-like closure is a pain to open. Is it effective? If it is hard for me to open and get stuff out, it will certainly be so for a bear. Full review

Backpackers' Cache

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This moulded ABS plastic bear-proof container is perfect for preventing a confrontation between your food, yourself, and a curious bear. Great for use as an additional storage container, and tough enough to be used as a food cache Absolutely essential for all overnight trips in the back country where bears or large wild animals reside. Recommended by many Park Rangers - so don't leave home without it!! This is the **ONLY** canister that is allowed in the Adirondacks. If a ranger stops and wants… Full review

Backpackers' Cache

rated 5 of 5 stars Convenience and security in a stout package. After you accept the bulk and weight of it as a given, the bear can is worth it for the piece of mind, especially now that some bears have figured out how to get to bagged food! I've used the Cache on two trips in the Ouachita Mountains, one with two other hikers and one by myself and the piece of mind it offers has greatly out-weighed its own bulk and, well, weight! It takes up quite a bit of pack space if placed in the main pack compartment, but I have… Full review

Backpackers' Cache

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Simple to use but, very large. This is everything you need in bear country. It has a lot of space, simple to use, and works great. However, you need a knife or coin to open the lid, it did not fit our our packs so we had to keep it on the outside and it is heavy. This is what to be expected from a bear can. Great for a long trip in bear country.  Full review

Backpackers' Cache

rated 4 of 5 stars Every ranger likes to point out the added benefits of carrying a canister. And, they do help you cope with the extra pound + you're carrying. It makes a great stool. Your crackers don't get crushed. And, in a pinch you can use it to bail out your canoe. However, these things are heavy. You'll definitely feel it alongside your titanium pot and ultralight tent. And, they are a little awkward to pack depending on the width of your pack. But, this model is the bombshelter of culinary delights. There… Full review

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Garcia Machine
14097 Avenue 272
Visalia, CA 93292
USA

phone: (559) 732-3785
fax: (559) 732-5010

website: www.backpackerscache.com