July 13, 2017
by Micah Cheek
While most of us in the suburbs think about food storage in terms of handling leftovers, spillproofing and looking nice on the countertop, camping enthusiasts and folks living in wooded areas in the North have a different set of priorities; namely, keeping all those giant, vicious bears away.
Unlike trying to find a container tall enough to hold the spaghetti, the stakes get higher in bear country. It can be tough to find a container that is both airtight and looks decent, so how in the world do companies manage to design coolers that can hold off a hungry grizzly?
It turns out that this is a question that can be answered, which is why I found myself talking to Randy Gravatt, Container Testing Coordinator at The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montan…