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Old 07-21-2015, 08:26 AM
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Bear Vault ingests water?

On our recent trip to Mono Pass and Pioneer Basin, we had something happen that really took us by surprise. No, it wasn't the hailstorm that clobbered us right at dusk--although we had hoped we would miss that particular adventure. But it's related to that.



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Old 07-23-2015, 10:06 AM
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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Sorry for your bad luck/interesting problem. I don't have a bear vault, I have a Garcia and a Conten NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 07-23-2015, 01:31 PM
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Good idea about the shower, George. I've also got a note into Bearvault to see what they have to sa NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:32 AM
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I bet this is a combination of capillary action between the canister threads and the lid plus the pr NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:56 AM
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Sarah at BearVault was kind enough to respond to our recent questions about water getting into the B NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:47 AM
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Thanks for getting back to us and telling us what you found out. Looks like Sarah confirmed your su NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:13 AM
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Good point George. It's hard enough to find a spot for a tent! NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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