Personally, I like the idea of out-smarting the bears more than out-muscling them. The Stealth Can, Garcia, and similar canisters are imperfect solutionsthey may keep your food safe, but they're heavy, bulky, and you still have one frustrated bear on your hands. And who needs that? Yes, I'd be willing to try a Stealth Can, but I'd also take all the usual precautionscook away from camp and get the canister up on a bear wire or some similar off-the-ground device. (I know, bears are on to those, but it's the smells that lead them there.) I'd also be VERY careful to keep the Stealth Can cleangreasy fingerprints will surely ID the thing as bear bait. And once a bear goes to work on a Stealth Can, it won't last long.
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