Apex Giant

"Dogbone" Bear bag toggle (PCT Method hang)

Size: Small


The PCT bear hang method was made popular on the PCT. Hikers use a rod or stick to keep their food bag securely in the air. Acts as a stop against your carabineer when tied and hung correctly.

The Dogbone was designed by APEX GIANT to be easy to use and easy to store when not in use. No fancy knots to tie. Each Dogbone stores easily on your carabiner when not in use.

Made in the USA by APEX GIANT

  • Small 2" - 0.09 oz in weight
  • Large 3" - 0.19 oz in weight
  • Made of high strength aluminum
  • Lifetime warranty

Which is size best?
If you use a micro carabiner (like ours) you can get away with using the small. For all other carabiners get the large.


  • Lifetime warranty on all Apex Giant products. Have a problem? Send it back for repair or replacement. No questions asked. We proudly stand behind our products.


    • Purchase will confidence. If you purchase these are they end up not fitting your needs you an always return them for a 100% refund. 

    Where it's made
    Made right here in the USA by APEX GIANT (Our sister company). APEX GIANT products are designed and made in local machine shops near Waynesburg PA.

    Wholesale Options
    This item is available for wholesale and group buys. Please contact us for details.

    60 Day Return Policy

    Buy with confidence. Bought an item that doesn't fit your needs? Maybe you ordered the wrong size? Return it for a full refund within 60 days (Buyer pays shipping). See our full warranty and return policy here

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 23 reviews
    Big B.
    Great Bear/Food Bag

    I purchased the large Ecco bag. Plenty of room, easy to hang and highly visible (I purchased the lime Green Bag). Would recommend!!

    I Like It

    I purchased the small Dogbone; more out of curiosity than an expectation it would be better than using a stick in the woods. I was pleasantly surprised, though. Weighing less than a nickel (3g on my scale) and being made from aluminum, the Dogbone is much stronger than a stick, weighs little to nothing, is easier to use than a stick (IMO), and conveniently clips onto my throw bag's D-ring so I don't have to go hunting for it in my backpack. Sure, I can save 3g if I hunt for a stick in the woods each day and then struggle with a Clove Hitch but why? For something that weighs closer to 0 oz than 1 oz, I'd rather use the Dogbone.

    you just sold the dogbone better than we every could lol. We will be sharing this review for sure

    No more knots!

    Perfect for the PCT hang, no more knots to tie and untie and no more broken sticks.

    Super light weight as well. Another great, simple to use, lightweight product.

    thank you!


    Haven’t used yet, but good quality


    So much easier than finding, and tying a stick and then trusting it not to break!