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How Much Food Fits in a Bear Canister?

If you're shopping for a bear canister or bear storage bag, knowing how much food fits into one is tough to find out. This video will test the BearVault BV450, BearVault BV500, Ursack AllMitey 10 Liter, and Grubcan to see how much food actually fits in the container and then find out how much room the containers take up in a backpack.

In this Guide:
  • What Are the Popular Bear Canisters?
  • How Much Food Fits in Each Bear Canister?
  • How Big Are the Bear Canisters in a Backpack?

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This Guide Was Written by Cris Hazzard

Cris Hazzard 4 Mile Trail Yosemite
Hi, I'm Cris Hazzard, aka Hiking Guy, a professional outdoors guide, hiking expert, and author based in Southern California. I created this website to share all the great hikes I do with everyone else out there. This site is different because it gives detailed directions that even the beginning hiker can follow. I also share what hiking gear works and doesn't so you don't waste money. I don't do sponsored or promoted content; I share only the gear recommendations, hikes, and tips that I would with my family and friends. If you like the website and YouTube channel, please support these free guides (I couldn't do it without folks like you!).

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