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Odorproof Bags? Really?

Do odor proof bags work? And are they any more effective than standard zip-top bags for keeping in smells?

Question:

Do odorproof bags work? And are they any more effective than standard zip-top bags for keeping in smells?

Submitted by - Mike, Davis, CA

Answer:

Yes, there are odorproof bags that are FDA approved and do indeed allow less odor to escape. They are more expensive than standard zip-top bags. If you’re asking if these bags would cause bears or other animals to be less attracted to your camp, my guess is also a yes. But I say “guess” because these bags have never, to my knowledge, been tested with actual bears or other animals.

1 Comment

  1. steve

    when I set up a food drop at the half way point of a long walk I use large zipper lock bags and I double bag. I also have a camo colored zipper lock canvas bag on the outside, to deter people. I was having more problems with red squirels crawling down the rope to get to the food than bears smelling it. I found that a flat metal plate with a hole in it attached to the line keeps the red squirels away

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