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Re: [pct-l] bear canisters?

In a message dated 7/22/00 11:37:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
jjubie@icubed.com writes:

<< washington state - snoqualmie to manning park.
 any recommendations on bear canisters?  there doesnt see to be too many
 choices.  i found about 3 on-line and they are all about 2.5 pounds.
 any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. >>

Suggest you leave the bear canisters at home if they're not mandated in the 
area you're hiking.  You might check out an Ursack (4 or 6 oz.) as a 
compromise, along with using normal precautions to avoid bear problems -- 
i.e., stealth camping, not sleeping where you cooked dinner, etc.  
(www.ursack.com).  I have no financial interest in Ursack but have a couple 
which I intend to take on the JMT later this month.   
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