The bare boxer looks pretty cool a light weight garcia type bear canister.
I have always wondered why a simple DIY bear canister could be a Piece of heavy gauge 6" of 8" diameter PVC black pipe 12 " long with one end threaded for a threaded screw on cap,The other end a glued on cap. It would be light weight I don't think a bear could unthread it because it would just roll around.
Terry, The 6" will be too small. I believe 7"-7.25" is near the minimum that a bear cannot put into his mouth and crunch, or, carry off. Any type of outside corner turns into a point where a bear can bite...with literally tons of pressure. So a cap turns into an easy open for a bear. Possibly an inside sleeve... This is why the awkward size of the &*%$# things.
I believe the Bear Boxer is close to the minimum size at 7.4". A Bear Vault is 8.5". The BV solo *just* fits into a GG Miniposa. I have gotten 7 days of food in one. But this was all high density food: chocolate bars, rice, angel hair spighetti, quick barley, jerkey, dried beef, cocoa, oatmeal, olive oil, pepperoni, salami, some spices, parafied butter, dried hotdog chips, lentils, some dehydrated sauce, some hard candy(I am diabetic,) some bisquik, and a few protein bars. I carried the first day's supper in a ziplock.