[pct-l] approved bear cannisters Yosemite
aaron at skeeky.com
Fri May 4 11:44:24 CDT 2007
As an update, it looks like the new Spectra Hybrid Ursack (S29) *may* be
conditionally approved for '07:
> -----Original Message-----
> The Ursack (std. version, without the aluminum liner) hasn't
> been approved for years due to numerous failures in the
> field. The Ursack Hybrid (with the aluminum liner) was
> conditionally approved last year, but this approval was
> revoked due to failures in the field.
> The official list of approved canisters is maintained at:
> I believe the Ursack folks are trying to get a new version of
> the Hybrid approved, with Spectra fabric instead of Vectran.
> The Spectra is stronger than the Vectran they have been
> using, but was unavailable due to military demand.
> Also, a new company (Wilderness Solutions:
> http://www.wilderness-solutions.com/) is trying to get a new
> device approved that uses high-voltage shocks to deter bears.
> If their product can get approval, it will be the lightest
> solution available--at least until the Sierra bears figure
> out how to insulate their paws from electrical shocks...
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