Headed up to Canada and Alaska to bear country. I'm wondering if the Alu-Box is bear proof when locked with a padlock? Maybe not officially but practically.
Mike, sorry I didn't notice the link to Zarges in your post. I have to say I absolutely love my Zarges cases for food storage. Easily the best containers I've ever used for food, or anything else for that matter. I just bought another one they had on clearance that I'm going to use as field desk and table, I think. It's wide both ways but short in height.thanks I posted about the Zarges boxes . A much better option than using a Yeti for a food storage box.
There are three K470s that are listed as "bear resistant" actually; #40810, #40568, and #40678, but it's a great question if those are the only ones submitted. The 40678 is a pretty good-sized box, almost two feet long by over thirteen inches deep, so I can't imagine that it's only small sizes that are bear-resistant.Bears carry can openers on their paws, so, no.
It's interesting that only two specific zarges boxes are certified. I wonder if that's all they submitted, or all that passed.
I wish the IGBC would publish a list of boxes/coolers that failed the bear test. I know a bear would have a hard time with my Hardigg cases, but they aren't certified and I have no way of knowing if they've even been tested. I doubt it.