1757Re: [John Muir Trail] Ursack S-29 Approval Revoked
- Jan 1, 2008What is weird is that SIBBG's FAQ still says otherwise
"Ursack is the only SIBBG approved soft-sided canister. The container is made of a Spectra fabric and users are required in SIBBG areas to use the aluminum insert sold with the container."
Frank Martin <sriprank@...> wrote: This I found on the PCT-L mailing list.
A check of the Updated SIBBG Website seems to confirm it.
As of yet Ursack Website makes no mention of it in News
Rob Mason, Wilderness Manager on the Sierra NF, who attends SIBBG
meetings, wrote me in response to my inquiry:
Post from PCT List
> On October 24, the SIBBG unanimously voted to REVOKE conditionalapproved.
> approval of the Ursack S29 (which was conditionally approved in '07).
> The S29 with aluminum liner was the only Ursack model that was
> Therefore, there are currently no models of the Ursack approved foruse
> in bear canister restriction areas. The revocation was based upPlease
> multiple field failures in 2007. That is the only change in approval
> status for any bear canister model, as of today. The website will
> hopefully be updated in the near future to reflect this change.
> feel free to pass this information on to the interested PCT hiker, asSIBBG Website
> well as the PCT-L, if you deem appropriate.
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