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Bearikade rental locations

Postby oleander » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:05 pm

Does anyone know of a list of Bearikade rental locations around the Sierra?

Yosemite & SEKi rent them out, right? - But does *every* ranger station rent them out?

Has anyone rented a Bearikade from Lodgepole in Sequoia NP?

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Re: Bearikade rental locations

Postby rlown » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:09 pm

I think the parks only rent out Garcia 812's. The best place to check for a bearikade rental is at http://www.wild-ideas.net/rent-a-bearikade/

They rent them.

I seriously doubt from some of the rental pages on the NPS sites with a $75 refundable deposit that would cover a bearikade. Covers a Garcia though.

Wild-Ideas does not have a list of places that might rent out a bearikade. Call them.

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Re: Bearikade rental locations

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:49 pm

It has been over 5 years ago, but I rented a Bearikade at Roads End. They had a limited number (?? 4-5) and require a large ($70??) deposit (refundable when you return the can) and the daily rental was more than the Garcia, but cannot recall how much. I rented the weekender because at that time I wanted to test it out before buying my own. I think they also had an "expedition".
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Re: Bearikade rental locations

Postby maverick » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:09 pm

Roads End did carry them several years back as WD mentioned, they had a limited supply compared to
the Garcia's.
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Re: Bearikade rental locations

Postby oleander » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:30 pm

OK. Good to know.

I own a Bearikade Weekender myself. Looking to supply a group who is going with me. People who rarely hike in bear country, and just want to rent.

I've rented from Wild Ideas before, without incident. Just wondering if Lodgepole might also carry the Bearikade. I will try calling the park.

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Re: Bearikade rental locations

Postby AlmostThere » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:08 pm

You can rent from visitor centers in SEKI.

The website is best, because after they mail it to you, you have some time to practice packing it. People who don't get it prior to the trip tend to not leave enough space in the backpack and to end up with not enough space to fit all the food/the wrong food in the wrong packaging.
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Re: Bearikade rental locations

Postby rlown » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:19 pm

after searching around the seki visitor center page, i found this: http://www.sequoiahistory.org/img/docs/ ... ebsite.pdf

lists places and prices.. sweet! note the little red stars.

I'd still call before you get there and find they're out :( Agree with AT 100% you need some prep time on how to load it and where it goes in your pack.
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Re: Bearikade rental locations

Postby CharlieW » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:06 am

Used Bearikades sell quickly and I think with little depreciation, for example at backpackinglight.com. There are certainly more WTB than WTS posts. It may be less money to buy a new one and sell it after your trip. Check out previous sell prices (just search the Gear Swap forum) to see if I'm right.

(Edit: one advantage this gives you is that you can practice stuffing it at home.)
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