- Jan 24, 2012
The thread about tips for solo backpacking got me thinking about food storage. I'm not currently planning any trips where they're required, but I was thinking about getting a bear canister. As a kid when we went backpacking with the family we weren't concerned about bears, or mice or anything getting into our food supply and we just left our packs sitting out right by the tents. When I go out now I usually try to hang food and toothpaste in a nearby tree but I'm wondering if having a canister wouldn't be a little easier? My only real concern is the shape of the canister and having it take up more room than I would normally give for food. Anyone out there use a canister, pros and cons?