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Old 04-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Bear Canister Rentals

Does anyone rent bear canisters in Newcomb/Upper Works area?
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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Cloudsplitters in Newcomb is a possibility. 518-582-2583

Hoss's in Long Lake will rent them. 800-952-4677
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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I called Cloudsplitter yesterday, but didn't make contact. Didn't know Hoss' rented them. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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How much might one expect to pay per day or per week to rent one? I've looked at buying one but so far I have not camped in places that require one and have never had a bear problem, but it would be good to know in case of future necessity. Thanks very much.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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Depending on your driving route, they can be rented at the Mountaineer in Keene, EMS in LP, or the HPIC at Heart Lake. Call them for prices.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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Depending on your driving route, they can be rented at the Mountaineer in Keene, EMS in LP, or the HPIC at Heart Lake. Call them for prices.
JC. I'm familiar with LP and Keene locations, however, I'm flying into Albany and heading up the Northway to Blue Ridge Rd. Thanks for the info though!
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:51 PM   #7
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How much might one expect to pay per day or per week to rent one? I've looked at buying one but so far I have not camped in places that require one and have never had a bear problem, but it would be good to know in case of future necessity. Thanks very much.
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Zach, I think rentals run about $7/day and cost around $75 new. I probably should buy one since i rent them about 3x's a year
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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Thanks, that's good to know. Renting might be a good option for me if I did go somewhere they are required. I didn't know rentals were available.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #9
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I got mine a Garcia canister on ebay for $30. Depending on the size you need, you can get a Bare Boxer 101 for around $45 new. It is smaller (lighter) than the Garcia model.
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Many hikers start using the bear canister everywhere, even in locations where they aren't required, after they've purchased one. They are bulky and can be a pain to pack efficiently, but they also sure are a heck of a lot easier than setting up a proper bear hang, and they are effective against varmints of the smaller variety, which get to be about 10 times as fierce as the marcy dam bears in other parts of the park.
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Many hikers start using the bear canister everywhere, even in locations where they aren't required, after they've purchased one. They are bulky and can be a pain to pack efficiently, but they also sure are a heck of a lot easier than setting up a proper bear hang, and they are effective against varmints of the smaller variety, which get to be about 10 times as fierce as the marcy dam bears in other parts of the park.
They also can be used as a seat while cooking!
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Hoss's Country Corner in Long Lake rents canisters.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #13
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Cannisters

I used to hang food, then I was forced to rent cannisters at certain places before I bought one. I finally bought one and now, I don't leave home without it. They are useful in camp as seats, tables, cooking stands, etc.

Just keep a buffer of clothing between it and your body because it can wreak havoc on your hips and lower back if you don't pack it correctly.

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