Another Lifetime Composter Survives a Bear Attack!

Another Lifetime Composter Survives a Bear Attack!

Another Lifetime Composter Survives a Bear Attack!

Here's the deal.  We're always telling you how tough our products are.  Sometimes we use fancy industry lingo like "double-wall high density polyethylene panels"  or  "exceeds BIFMA standards".  I'll be the first to admit, that can get more than a little boring -- even for me.  It's much more interesting and believable to hear real customer experiences.  

Know what?  We get tired of doing all the talking so we love hearing your stories about our products.  In fact, even we've been amazed with some of the recent "tough" stories our customers have shared with us.
Just this week, Michelle and Wayne T. of Granby, MA shared some fantastic photos of their Lifetime 65-Gallon Composter that survived a bear attack!  Yes, I said BEAR.  Yikes! 

"My wife and I recently purchased one of your compost tumblers. After about 2 weeks we woke up to find the tumbler on its side and about 6 feet from its original location. Apparently a bear had visited during the night and tried to get in. Your product held up very well and the bear's teeth only went through the outer wall. Our neighbor had an inferior tumbler which was destroyed. Thank you for your bear-proof product!"

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After looking at these pictures of their Lifetime composter compared to their neighbor's composter that didn't fare so well, now you can easily see why we say our double-wall high density polyethylene panels are strong and durable!

(Surprisingly, this is not the first time our composters have gone head-to-head with a bear and won.  A few years ago, William S. from New Mexico let us know that his Lifetime 80-Gallon Composter survived a bear attack, too.  See his story and pictures here.)

And, remember Hurricane Irene last Fall?  Alison H. sure does! 

"I just wanted to share the resilience of your product. During Hurricane Irene a large 3ft diameter oak fell on our Lifetime Shed. It was smashed. I jokingly said to my husband do you think you can put it back together? Well he did. And here is the before and after photo.  We have shared this with our friends and family and they were amazed that it could be put back together."

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Can you believe that? A Lifetime shed smashed by a tree and they could still put it back together!  Our engineers are definitely doing a happy dance now. :)

So, if you have an amazing story to share about your Lifetime product, let us know… and let other customers and potential customers know, too!  Simply send your story and email to and we'll keep sharing more true Lifetime tough stories.  After all, a picture's worth a thousand words, right?




Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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