• Hi there. I was asked to respond to your question, so here goes. When used as intended the bear keg will prevent bears from successfully getting at any food or scented items you have with you. This prevents bears from learning food aggression and keeps them from associating people with food. A fed bear is a dangerous bear. With the bear keg, that bear can try all he wants to get that delicious smelling treasure inside, but it's not happening. These canisters are specifically designed to be difficult for a bear to pick up and carry, and are literally impossible for them to open. Perhaps most importantly, a bear canister should NEVER be stored in or near your tent. Ideally, it should be 100 yards or so from your tent - sticking it in a bush or against a rock works well. Hope this hopes to clarify :)
    Answered on 6/20/2016 11:20:07 AM by HappyTrails from Colorado