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7427Re: [John Muir Trail] Seeking Bearikade Weekender -- borrow or buy

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  • Peter Burke
    Feb 2, 2010
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      bgomoll@... wrote:
      > Would you care to tell us why you think the bearvault sucks? Thanks

      can one search the archives of this list? I know I've posted this many
      times. In short:

      I find my '08 vintage Bearvault 500 near impossible to open when cold. I
      consider myself to be well educated in physics and understand leverage
      and other concepts that may be useful when it comes to opening an
      oversized child/bearproof pill bottle like this canister. However,
      depressing that lid to get it past the catch is something I barely can
      do at home (I am 6'2" 180 lbs), and certainly would not want to do on a
      daily basis in the mountains, when it gets so cold that the plastic
      won't even flex as far as it does in my 70 degree living room. My kids
      have never been able to open it. That is the main issue I have with it.

      Other reasons, but not enough to run out and buy a Bearikade: smaller,
      heavier, narrower lid.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Peter Burke <pburke@...>
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tue, Feb 2, 2010 11:49 am
      > Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Seeking Bearikade Weekender -- borrow
      > or buy
      > First L wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Is it that expensive to rent? You can buy the Bear Vault for $80. 700
      > > cu. in. at 2# 9 oz. The Bearikade is 900 cu. in. at 2# 5 oz, but $275?
      > > That's 30-cents per cu. in. compared to 11-cents for the heavier can.
      > >
      > the bearvault sucks - I got one you can buy from me.
      > I have three Bearikades, and I think I want to be buried in mine!
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