Haar, BearHooks™ Creator
Ken Haar, founder
of BearHooks™ and creator of the Wilderness Hanger product, has been
enjoying backpacking for more than 20 years. Through his backpacking
adventures, Ken has waded through desert canyons in Arizona, witnessed
the beauty of the Marron Bells - Snowmass Wilderness in Colorado,
and journeyed the High Uintas Mountains in Utah. The destination
of one trek, high in Wyoming's Wind River Range, was the dripping
glacier where the mighty Green River starts its journey. A favorite
trip is the Continental Divide Trail through the Weminuche Wilderness
in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado.
and nature lover at heart, Ken had learned much from his backpacking
experiences. But the one thing that had always eluded him was a
reliable, easy way to keep food out of the curious paws of bears
and other wilderness critters. Like many backpackers, he had tried
various methods of protecting food and had all but given up. His
interest was renewed by the numerous bear stories he heard while
on a 3 week hike along the Colorado Trail between Denver and Durango.
With fresh bear stories tucked in the back of his mind, Ken and
his wife traveled to Canada, where a bent coat hanger became his
first prototype of the Wilderness Hanger. After more than a year
of product revisions and field-testing, the BearHooks™ Wilderness
Hangers that he offers to you have the strength, utility, and ease
of use that he had hoped for all along.