HiSierra wrote:Please do no personalize this debate or question my motives. I feel strongly about protecting both bears and humans.
Then stop using the word "I"...you already have "personalized" this many times prior.
HiSierra wrote:Anecdotal stories abound on both sides of the debate, so lets stick to the facts.
The facts are (have seen this myself...numerous occasions Sierra) is that the ursack does not work effectively against bears...other critters yes, Sierra bears, not so much.
You are advocating using/selling your device that ultimately results in bears being put down...your petition, your product...but no responsibility taken? ARGH! Much like the Corvair...unsafe at any speed.HiSierra wrote: Nobody is asking someone or some company to take personal responsibility for those incidents.
HiSierra wrote:So far, more than 1,500 people have signed that petition and many have stated reasons why they would like this tool available in Yosemite and SEKI, a tool which has worked well in other areas and is now officially approved by the organization testing these products.
Wow, your petition is on at least 7 other backpacking sites and all of 1500 signers..Impressive! Just think of how many signers you would have if your ursack really worked? You can fool some of the people, all of the time...does not make it a better/viable product.
Bottom line, no matter how you spin it, a soft-sided sack DOES NOT WORK against bears - Sierra!