Current SIBBG/SEKI-Approved Bear-Resistant Food Storage Containers
(Last Updated 3/25/02)
Note: Conditional approval is given to any container that has passed visual inspection, an impact test and a zoo test. Full approval is given to any container that has done the above and has been successful during three months of field-trials in the summer. Either type of approval may be revoked due to unexpected problems in the field that either lead to failures, injuries, or resource damage. If a bear enters your camp, make noise and try to scare it away. However, if a bear does take possession of your food storage container, DO NOT try to take the container back from the bear, and please advise us on the outcome.
Approved – Backpacker Model 812-C [Available for rental or purchase in the Parks]
Garcia Machine, 14097 Ave. 272, Visalia, CA 93292
Website: www.backpackerscache.net / Customer Service: email@example.com
Conditionally Approved – Bearikade/Kodiak-Kan [Available for rental in the Parks]
Wild Ideas, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA 93160
Website: www.wild-ideas.net / General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conditional Approved REVOKED – Ursack Ultra
Unfortunately, the Ursack Ultra has proven to NOT BE bear-proof in these areas and therefore may no longer be used in the Parks. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks for saving bears.
Approved – DeCarteret Aluminum Stock Panniers
Bill DeCarteret, 30547 Mehrten Drive, Exeter, CA 93221
Conditionally Approved – Berner Bear Box
Bruce Berner, Westfab Inc., 829 South Bonnie Lane, Watkins, CO 80137
Conditionally Approved – Bear Aware Panniers
Bear-Aware Bear Resistant Panniers [Jeff Berns]
9145 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352
Phone (818) 504-3518 or (800) 568-8990, FAX (818) 504-3515
www.bear-aware.com / JMBERNS@EARTHLINK.NET
Also Permitted – Steel salvage drums with a security lid may be purchased until panniers are purchased.
1) Dozier Equipment Company [Model K-1035, 8 gallon open head)
2) Lab Safety Supply Company (Model 9M-9117, 8 gallon open head)
NOT EVERYONE GETS TO SEE A BEAR, BUT WITH PROPER FOOD STORAGE, YOU EVEN GET TO SAVE A BEAR’S LIFE. HAVE A GREAT TRIP AND DON’T FORGET TO ENJOY THE WILDFLOWERS.