Rockchucker wrote:I see bears every year, I saw 3 last year. But I deer hunt and explore areas that have higher populations of bears. I've never used a ursack but the weight savings is enticing.
Lucky you to see bears so often. They are wonderful animals. I hardly ever see them but relish the times that I do. Mostly, anyway. The most recent time was last year when the car in front of me hit one. It was pretty horrible and I wonder if it survived.
The Ursack isn't just lighter, it fits in the pack better since it's soft, malleable and shrinks in size as the contents are emptied out. My canister is a rigid barrel that I feel against my back unless I pack it just ever so. And it takes up a huge percentage of the pack volume for the whole trip, full or empty. I hate the thing, as I'm required to carry it in places where a bear encounter is quite unlikely. But when I'm camping in obvious bear terrain? Then I love it.