schmalz wrote:I'd rather not have to deal with a bear in the middle of the night, so I place my cannister a hundred or more feet from my tent and don't plan on defending it. Instead, I place it in between rocks, in a depression, so that the bear won't be able to move it very far if they do take interest. Maybe I'd have to mix up my strategies if I was in some popular parts of Yosemite?
Nice. ok.. where is your pack? I only say that because the smell of everything you carried is in your pack as well.
they can take your pack, and i've seen it happen at 2am. and you get out in undies and throw rocks at it until it drops the pack. I now fasten my pack to either a tree or a big rock with 1" web. (easy, i'm an external frame guy).
Everyone gauges the risk on where they are. the locked bear can will still be there.