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Postby ConnieD » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:39 pm

There is a petition at change.org to have Ursak approved by Yosemite National Park.

http://www.change.org/p/charles-cuvelie ... your-parks

Historically, Yosemite National Park has led the way.

Ursak has been "dialed in" over past years: it works.

It works so well, it had to have the "tooth-and-claw" testing done by making it a "play toy" for bears in confinement.

It has Opsak inside. Here is their website: http://www.ursack.com/how-to-use/

There is more video at their website. Look around.

I have a thread at Whiteblaze.net
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthr ... ight=Ursak

Here are the other threads about food and bears there.
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/search. ... id=7208609

If you are active in another forum, please post the link to support Ursak.

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Re: Ursak

Postby zelph » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:04 pm

Yes, looks like something that should be approved. I copied the proposal to print it here:



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Bear canisters are a necessary item in your parks for good reason. Unfortunately, most bear canisters are bulky and weigh in at 2-3.5 pounds.To a lightweight person this is a significant portion of the total load, ie a 120 pounder in normal level of fitness should carry less than 24 pounds. This means the bear canister will take up 10% of their total load.

Ursack 2014 S29 weighs 7oz and has been approved by the IGBC. It is accepted in many of the National Parks, including Denali. It has been extensively field tested and found to be effective against brown bears and other critters.

There are record requests for backpacking permits in your parks for next summer. Because of the movie "Wild" many of these hikers are neophytes who, frankly, will have enough trouble carrying their pack without an added 2 pounds. Add to that the difficulty of fitting many days of food and toiletries into a cannister and you get poor compliance. In my experience it's easy to be bear safe with an Ursack, which should increase compliance.

Please look at the new Ursack and give strong consideration to approving this item in time for summer 2015
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Re: Ursak

Postby zelph » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:06 pm

It doesn't say it's Grizzly proof.

There are grizzly in Denali, right????
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Re: Ursak

Postby ConnieD » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:40 pm

Kodiak bears in Alaska have bigger teeth, stronger jaws, more strength and bigger sharp claws than any grizzley bear.

Alaska brown bears are bigger than grizzley bears.

If Alaska had grizzley bears, I suppose Google could answer.

The bears Ursak was tested on the website video were grizzley bears in captivity, made a "play toy" for the bears to bite, chew, claw, pull apart if they could and knock around.

That video has been up on the website at least, I don't know, 10-years. The Ursak people didn't get up the petition.

The petition for Yosemite approval was started in Alaska.

Yosemite approved the first bear-proof containers. It makes sense to petition Yosemite.


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