Personally, I own a BearVault BV500 and Ursack Major. I use the BV500 when it’s required, and the Ursack Major in areas with bears and/or mini-bears but without canister regulations.
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Good advice. I do the same.
I’m still using a clear BEARVAULT BV500. Or an Ursack.
The canister is a little better, but bulky.
I hang my Ursack, when I can.
But in areas with bears — and inappropriate trees — tying directly to a tree at eye level works too. I’ve never had a bear approach my food … though I did once have a mouse get inside the Ursack.