We are a small electronics company in Southern Utah with Alaska ties. We have a concept for a new product that we are seeking feedback on before we commit to a big outlay of $$$ to get it into manufacturing.
As many already know, an electric fence around a camp site, aircraft, food cache etc. is an effective deterent to bears and perhaps wolves.
What we are proposing and have prototyped is a small, lightweight electric fence kit that is designed specifically for outdoorsmen to backpack, carry in an aircraft or ATV then set up quickly and securely.
The kit will feature a small fence charger unit powered by 4 AA batteries, a car-fob style remote control so the unit can be energized/deenergized from inside or outside the containment area. A positive operation indication like the double beeps from a car alarm system and an alarm system that alerts the operator that the system has been tried, that is that an animal has caused a discharge. The target battery life is one week on a single set of batteries with a warning that they are failing. Also an optional solar recharging system will be offered.
The balance of the kit will have 500' of 1/2" wide white tape style fencing to allow three strands of fencing around a 40' x 40' enclosure with light weight fiberglass poles 48" tall and a roll of bright orange plastic flagging to alert humans and attract animals to the fence tape.
This will all be packaged in a lightweight nylon bag similar in form and lighter than a folding camp chair.
Our target retail price for the system is in the $299 price range.
Feedback/comments/requests/suggestions are solicited.
Thank you all for the help.