If you are doing some gear homework before joining the more than 80,000 customers that have rented our camping and travel gear, or have already received your camping gear rental package from us, here's where you can learn about the setup and operation of a specific travel or camping gear item before you leave on your big adventure.

The information below provides more details on how to use the steel mesh food bag, but we encourage you to give us a call or find more resources online if more details are needed. For more information on this rental item including rates, check out the main product page at Rent Animal Resistant Steel Mesh Storage Bag. There are more how-to pages on nearly all of our most popular rental items; find most at our video and user guide to rentals main page

The food storage container we rent is made of fine, small loops of mesh steel that small rodents and birds cannot get into to.  Each bag is large enough for several days of food.

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Seal it up by closing the strong velcro top - small animals cannot force it open.  But this isn't strong enough to prevent a bear from getting into your food on a camping or backpacking trip.  Use one of our rental bear canisters for protection against larger animals.

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There will be a grommet available to tie a rope to the bag - it's best to elevate your food off of the ground, and that should also keep a critter from dragging it off somewhere.

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Here is an overview video about the rental steel mesh food bag, compared and contrasted with the other wilderness food storage tools we rent.