September 1, 2009
A smart bear regularly defeats a complex device, meant to protect campers’ food, that even some people can’t open. Surprised? Hardly. Every night bears creep into my house and use my laptop to purchase canned salmon online, and I still can’t even catch them in the act. They are clever and sneaky.
Even in urban areas, it’s always a good idea to suspend your food from a rope in a tall tree at night. This won’t actually thwart bears, but it will keep them occupied and off the streets.