How to keep your food safe from hungry bears when camping

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 10:03 in Biology & Nature

"We heard you had snacks". anthony renovato / Unsplash If you took a poll at a national park you’d find the grand majority of visitors have a bear sighting at the top of their camping bucket list. But those who don’t know how to store their food properly when spending the night outdoors will get a much closer encounter with these animals than they’d wished for. Because when bears sneak up right outside your tent looking for a midnight snack, they look a lot less cute. In the best-case scenario, they steal your backpack full of vittles, leaving you without a morsel for breakfast. But in the worst-case scenario, your carelessness might result in personal injury and a bear that has to be euthanized. This is why it’s crucial to be responsible when...

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