Bear-resistant food canisters help backpackers store food safely in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, where black bears and grizzies roam and camps often are above treeline where finding a good place to hang food out of a bear’s reach can be difficult. This group of backpackers tested the yellow Counter Assault containers, left, but tended to prefer the clear and lighter BearVault containers, right.

Rich Landers

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