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Counter Assault Bear Keg

Counter Assault Bear Keg

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Counter Assault Bear Keg

Manufacturer: Counter Assault

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Page By: FlatheadNative

Created/Edited: May 3, 2008 / May 3, 2008

Object ID: 5273

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Product Description


Pride Johnson and the crew at Counter Assault in Kalispell, Montana are the makers of Counter Assault Bear Spray and The Bear Keg.

Bear proof containers are mandatory in many National Parks in the United States. The Bear Keg is a Bear Resistant Food Container that protects both your food and the bears.

Counter Assault's Bear Keg, bear resistance food container, the newest on the market, is made of an extremely durable and highly visible proprietary polymer blend to safely store 6-8 days worth of food. The Model BK-914 is approximately 3.1 lbs. and has 716 cubic inches (about 3 gallons) of volume.

Approximate Cost $75.00 U.S.

Counter Assault also manufacturers a carrying case for the Bear Keg. Retail cost is approximately $15.00 U.S.


Optional Carry Case

The Bear Keg is Certified by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and the Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group for use in ALL National Parks.
The Bear Keg meets U.S. Forest Service Specifications.

Height 13.75 inches
Diameter 9 inches
Weight 3.1 to 3.3 lbs

Large Capacity 716 cubic inches (approx. 3 gallons)

Withstands 250 pound force
Molded of a tough proprietary polymer blend
Bright yellow color makes locating easy

How It Works

The lid is secured with three latches that can be easily opened/closed with a coin or key. With these attributes, it should be the preferred choice of backpackers and forest personnel.
Remove Lid and Add Contents
Open or Close with Key or Coin


Counter Assault Website

How To Pack a Bear Proof Container



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theflyingmountaineerOldie but a goodie

Voted 4/5

I think this is the original and most basic bear canister on the market, but not in a bad way. The thing is basically bulletproof, let alone bearproof. It's heavy, but if your food is still yours in the morning, it's worth it.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 11:54 pm

skagitteamSeems to do the job

Hasn't voted

This can is heavy, but also HUGE. If you are travelling solo a can of this size makes no sense, but if you are sharing with others then it is lighter and easier than multiple small cans. The price is reasonable, also.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 6:48 pm

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