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[pct-l] new cheap bear can

Another one of those "containers" that California park bears have come to
associate with food is a backpack, which is presumed to contain food.
Therefore, Bruce, I too am skeptical that your system of "hiding" the food
and assuming it's safe in a pack will be effective against well-trained park
bears. Because of the relative fragility of your can, you have no defenses
left if a bear happens to discover it while foraging through your pack.

Good luck on your tests.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reynolds, WT" <reynolds@ilan.com>
Subject: RE: [pct-l] new cheap bear can

> The reason why bears bite into liquid fuel bottles that are certainly
> hermetically sealed is because they know containers contain food. You

> At 12:55 PM 11/9/02 -0600, Bruce Warren wrote:
> but bears possess no ESP. Sure a bag of groceries is a big flag to a
> conditioned bear that food is inside.  But other treads I have read here
> relate incidences of bears now ignoring bear canisters, having learned