- Jan 24, 2013View SourceAll,
For those of you who have backpacked with plastic bear-proof food canisters and cursed the weight (and found you couldn't get all your stuff in one anyway), I urge you to consider the Ursack if you haven't already. It's a light weight food bag made from bullet proof fabric and has been approved for use in by some federal forests (but not Yosemite--yet). For more info, go to: http://www.ursack.com/
For climbers, there's also the Ursack Minor, a rodent-proof bag you can put your food in at the base of the crag and look forward to finding intact it when you get back down--without the hole in your daypack and the wrappers strewn all over the ground.
OH, and Tom Cohen, who invented and developed the Ursack is a family friend and gave me a break when I got mine! You should be so lucky.