Did you know?  The Beaverhead-Deerlodge & Bridger-Teton National Forests have "loaner" bear-resistant containers available.  You'll need a credit card or other deposit to check out a container.  Contact these and other National Forests for more information on keeping wild bears wild.


Packhorse carrying bear-resistant aluminum panniers.


Many backcountry travelers find it more practical to store food and other bear attractants in secure, bear-resistant containers, rather than hanging attractants in a tree or from a bear pole.

These containers range from small, backpack-portable cylinders, all the way up to large steel boxes.

Bear-resistant pannier, packed with food at outfitters camp (lid removed to show contents).


The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee certifies containers for use in grizzly bear country.  The current list of certified containers (they meet the requirements of bear-safe food storage regulations) is available here.

Several US Forest Service Ranger Districts have bear-resistant containers available for check-out. 

Bear-resistant kitchen boxes in use.  Boxes are easily closed up to prevent bear access.