As you are packing, keep in mind that you are going to be in the wilderness, possibly close to dangerous animal. There are also animals such as mice and other rodents, who will try to steal food if it is not properly packaged. Not only can food be stolen, but it is bad for the animals to eat as it disrupts their natural diet making them crave more. This can cause more animals to show up, and overall create a violent and unsafe environment for visitors, which is something we all want to prevent.
Never leave trash, food, or anything else with an odor inside the tent.
It is best to put your food in a cooler or a car. Especially do this if you are going to the restroom or going on an adventure.
Never leave your food alone. Birds, racoons, and rodents can snatch it quickly.
At night, you can always try to use a bear-proof cooler, but another method is hanging a bag
with the food inside from a tree branch higher up. THis is recommended if the bears are known to be
active on the campground.