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Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:36 pm

http://www.ursack.com/ursack-update.htm
Anyone going to dump their current canister for Ursack S29 AllWhite?
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:41 pm

Not on your life. Wouldn't bet my lunch on it working in Yosemite.
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby rlown » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:44 pm

Nope. Bearikade all the way. Garcia is nice but heavy.

Also Ursack doesn't double as a nice seat.
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Yes I will! Weight savings trump seat! Plus I've never had a problem just hanging food anyways, now it will be with a legal container instead of a silnylon sack. I carry a bear can when absolutely needed but they simply weigh a ton and are a real pain.
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby rlown » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:51 pm

they weigh a ton?
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:16 pm

Maybe even two tons, so much they break my scale every time! :unibrow:
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:58 am

From the link, it's not clear to me that it is/will be approved in the Sierra. Anybody got more info on that ?
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby 87TT » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:51 am

Or what shape the contents were. :D
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:21 am

The bears only worked it over for two hours. Yosemite bears will work it til it is done, and ignore the rocks you throw.
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby longri » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:18 am

If it's approved for use without the aluminum liner I'll buy two and leave the Bearikade to gather dust in the closet.
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby markskor » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:42 am

All hope for Ursack passing muster but, doubtful.
Don't sell your Bearikade just yet.

Looking in my crystal ball...
While somehow skating by this season in some parts of the Sierra, (Which makes no logical sense to me, BTW, as Ursacks have been repeatedly proven not to work). Once again backcountry reports will soon enough show bears prevaiing and again gnawing the Ursacks apart - same as in the past... (Unless Ursack has changed, why would it not?).

Someone (Einstein?) defined insanity as doing the same and expecting a different result?


Where bears, just seeing a bear can sitting there, had learned to avoid backpacker's camps, now as food stashes become again productive, ursine visits will increase...
All it will take is one bad bear/human/Ursack incident.
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Re: Ursack Passes IGBC Test

Postby freestone » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:33 pm

I will probably buy the sack, then have Ursack and Bearicade in the quiver ready to go. I may even have both at the trailhead before I make the final decision on which one to use. Ranger reports, messages on the board, etc. No need to lug a canister into an area with no history of problems now.
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