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Legalities come into play. Currently, Big Bend (foolishly IMHO) does not accept Ursacks as an approved bear-proof container, though many other federal units happily do.
Glacier/Waterton is one of the areas I'm considering. Beartooth mountains is another. Both require some type of "bear proofing".House, do you have the Ursack Allmitey? Larger (thus heavier, I know) than the other sizes, but also touted as "rodent resistant" and somewhat waterproof.
Bags are great for weight savings, but the two things you give up with them is the ability to see inside them when rooting around for that toob of delicious Gatorade powder. And secondly, ain't nothing getting in your Bear Vault.
Where you are legally required to use a bear proof container you must, of course, comply. The Ursack is accepted in most places.However, and at the risk of stirring controversy or debate, I have changed my mind about using bear-proof containers where I am not legally required to do so. Instead, I practice safe food handling, which means using an odor proof bag such as an OpSack, not allowing odoriferous (yes, that's a real word!) items to come in contact with any other gear, never ever eating where I camp, and eating dinner down wind from my campsite.
And every smelly thing, including my trash bags, go into one or more odor-barrier bags.
Quote from: House Made of Dawn on June 07, 2018, 11:29:34 AMAnd every smelly thing, including my trash bags, go into one or more odor-barrier bags.It is surprising how many things are smelly
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