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The first thing to mention is that this bag is NOT suitable to rent as food protection in bear country!!! Use our bear cans if you're heading into the bears' backyard.
These stainless steel mesh bags we rent are meant to keep pesky mice, birds, chipmunks and other rodents and varmints that like to steal and peck away at your food stash. The bag size is about 18"x15", weighs about 8 ounces and can hold about 1,100 cubic inches, which is comparable to the bear cans. These are real popular for use in any are where there isn't a big bear problem, but that doesn't have any ammo cans or other protective barriers at the camp sites. Desert and canyon territory for example. We rent these a lot to backpackers headed down into the Grand Canyon.
Here are some quick tips on using this for protection against a hungry furry or feathered nuisance:
-Must be hung OUT OF REACH to be effective against large animals, but works fine against smaller critters.
-Using an odor proof bag to store any food will greatly help to deter the larger animals
-Do NOT over-stuff the bag.