You hit the nail on the head Drooler, they're already way more stringent than they used to be... MFWP's answer to problems is to restrict more use. Actually applying brain power, or god forbid money, to the problem is not on their radar. It's that way all over the state. Look at all the shitty ramps that wash out every few years or the way they fence off every square inch of riparian area surrounding the ramps leaving no room for actual access, staging or even loading of passengers.Not saying it was you, El Flaco, but if people would pick up after themsevles and not leave shit out others wouldn't be penalized. It's BS that people neglect the rules in place and ruin it for everyone else.
We have floated the river every year for the past 7 years, sometimes twice a year, and never had a bear in camp.
Maybe they should monitor the river more, as we have only seen rangers come down once.
Pretty soon regulations will be more stringent.
I didn't research this to any great detail so I could be wrong, but my guess would be that that's the only one that they submitted for certification...maybe because the others aren't lockable or are missing some other key attribute.?...? "shoulder shrug"Is there a reason that Engel's 65 quart cooler is rated, but their other sizes are not?
I have not been through the process.......but I did talk with the rangers a bit last year. Essentially what the process needs to show is that the box is crush proof, has multiple latching points, is lockable (to a bear, i.e. bolts work) and needs to be made of a durable material (no wood, thin plastics, etc). They showed the example of a horse panier, made of aluminum that had a cross bar added (with rivets if I recall correctly) spanning the narrow dimension near the lid and two additional butterfly latches on each side. This in essence made it impossible (sufficiently difficult?) to smash one side and and break the latches or get claws inside to rip off the lid. They made a point of saying it was no where near the degree of testing required to certify a product with IGBC.Anyone ever do the "courtesy inspection" for homemade containers?
Not sure where you were looking but, all sizes of the Deep Blue series are IGBC certified. I have a few different sizes and "IGBC Certified Bear Resistant Container" is actually stamped/molded into each cooler.Is there a reason that Engel's 65 quart cooler is rated, but their other sizes are not?
"Never let a good crisis go to waste" Rahm Emanuel.They, FW&P, Forest Service et al actively look for and intentionally create conflict at every opportunity. They then use said conflict to write up some regs. because that is what lets them justify their so called jobs.