I got my REI dividend today and used it to purchase a bear canister (I got the Counter Assault Bear Keg). After the coupon and the divend they still owed me a little bit of money, so I also ordered a semi-rectangular synthetic bag that can be unzipped and used as a comforter. I have a good reason for needing this, but I’ll post about that in a week or so. I purchased it specifically for use when I get a second dog, rather than carrying a blanket for each dog and myself. The idea is to all three share body heat.
I got the bear keg not because I’m in grizzly country, but because I regularly spend time in black bear habitat. On top of that, I have a lot of racoons and such that will get into food. I think my first test of the canister’s abilities will be if Beau can get into it or not (he’s always so proud when he can figure something like that out).
What about everyone else? Did you get a good dividend? If so, what did you get? If you’re not an REI member do you have a wishlist and what’s on it?