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Backpackers Cache - Bear Canister

Garcia Machine has pioneered the development of bear resistant food containers. Since 1982 they have worked with wildlife specialists to develop lightweight, very durable containers that campers can count on to keep their food safe from wild animals. Documented studies have shown that the use of these containers has drastically reduced the seriousness and frequency of camper/bear incidents. These bear resistant food containers are used by Kluane, Denali, Glacier Bay and Yosemite National Parks. The Model 812 Backpackers' Cache™ keeps your food and the bears safe. Keeping your precious food supply from wild animals is crucial for an enjoyable and safe outdoor experience. Allowing bears access to human food can lead to dangerous, conditioned behavior. A nylon carrying case and liner bags are sold separately as accessories.

Technical specifications & features

Weight 2.7 lbs.
Color Black
Size One Size
Dimensions 8.8 x 12 in
Liters 10.1
Volume 615 cubic inches
Other Features Tested by Grizzlies
Used by National Parks
One of the lightest, most durable canisters on the market

Product Reviews

Perfect for a few days
I've taken the canister on numerous trips in the sierras, it is a bit small for long trips but fits into smaller packs better than the big clear bear vault cans. the only small bummer in my opinion is that you have to turn it over or put something on top of it if its going to rain, as it's not water tight. Review by KP
solid food protector
Tried and true. I've carried one or two for years and successfully kept my food from being pillaged by squirrels, marmots, raccoons, ravens, bears and other curious animals while saving them from habituation. Prior to carrying a cache, I had food taken and equipment damaged (even from "properly hung" bear bags). Now, I have an extra for small groups I bring with me to the backcountry. Review by John A

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Interested in smaller bear resistant container ( GARCIA MACHINE ) than model 812.
Question by: marco pavesi on May 30, 2016 12:29:00 PM
Do any of the bear bags or canisters keep the oder of food from escaping?
Question by: Janet on Dec 6, 2013 11:56:54 AM
what is the weight of this canisters?
Question by: Rita on Aug 11, 2014 4:09:30 PM
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