Frontiersman Bear Safe Bear Resistant Food Storage Container


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Stay safe outdoors with the SABRE Frontiersman Bear Safe, a Bear Resistant Food Storage Container. This durable food storage container is made for multi-day hikes and has a generous 11.86-liter (734.64-cubic inch) capacity. The container easily packs inside 45 liter or larger bags along with your other outdoor gear; Tapered design helps to make the most of your pack space and prevents awkward load distribution for comfortable carrying. A locking mechanism secures the lid using three solid screws to ensure the lid stays tightly closed. It features a high pressure release valve that allows the container to flex without breaking if a bear attempts to get inside. The smooth polypropylene container is tough and difficult for bears to grasp; It keeps bears out! The water and airtight gasket keeps meals fresh and prevents food odors from escaping and attracting bears to your location.

  • High Storage Capacity: 11.86 liters (734.64 cubic inches) of storage is ideal for multi-day hikes.
  • Easy to Pack: Smart tapered design helps to make the most of bag space. Comfortably packs inside 45 liter or larger bags along with other trail gear
  • Secure Food Saver: Locking lid mechanism helps to keep bears out but is easy for you to open. Water and airtight gasket locks in food freshness and prevents food odors as to not attract bears
  • Ergonomic and Comfortable: Prevents awkward load distribution while in your bag. It also minimizes banging against your body while in your pack making long hikes and extended pack wear more comfortable
  • High Pressure Release Valve: Helps prevent breaking by releasing pressure allowing container to flex when a bear attempts to break open
Item Weight (lbs) 3.55
Item Dimensions 18.91 x 9.2 x 6
State Shipping Restrictions AK,HI
Are Batteries Required? No
Package Contains Lid locking mechanism; High pressure release valve
Accessories 197,202,113

Bears are often on the lookout for an easy meal. Because the average bear's sense of smell is 2,100 times better than that of a human, it can smell a piece of bacon or other goody from many miles away. If you're carrying that piece of bacon or other delectable delight in anything but a bear-proof container, you may end up cutting your backcountry adventure short. Choosing the Best Bear-Proof Food Storage Strategy The traditional way of using a makeshift cache by hanging food from a tree has become highly ineffective as bears have learned circumvention techniques. Bears often climb trees when there's an easy meal involved. If an adult bear's weight would break the branch where your food is hanging, it has learned to send its cubs to get the goodies. They've also figured out how to use their claws to snap tying-off ropes on tree trunks and send the cache tumbling to the ground. Bear canisters provide a better alternative than the old-school cache because they're designed with locking mechanisms that are easy for humans to open, but not bears.

Using a Bear-Proof Canister May Be Required

Certain designated wilderness areas and national parks make it mandatory to use a bear canister. Visitors are encouraged to contact the administrative offices of the specific places they plan to visit for their individual policies. Even if the park does not have this policy, having a bear safe will provide you with peace of mind that no bear can get into your food.

Packing a Bear-Safe Canister

To minimize handling and maximize convenience, pack your bear canister in the order in which each food item will be used. Be sure to plan meals carefully, and always use resealable food storage bags that do double-duty as trash receptacles.

Other bear canister usage tips include:

  • Stash canisters a minimum of 100 feet from your campsite.
  • Practice packing before your wilderness trip.


"I am sure the 'hiss' of the spray escaping the canister startled her to a point, however, the spray was upon her in an instant. She reacted immediately [...]. She ran away basically the same direction she had approached, at approximately 45 degrees away shaking her head."

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