Are you ready to travel in bear country? Join REI's expert guides to learn the basics of bear canisters and bear bags and when and where to use them. You'll get a hands-on chance to practice bear bag hanging skills and learn bear awareness to keep your food (and your campsite) bear free. No bears nearby? These skills will protect your food from many other small creatures and ensure you don't wake up with any unwanted furry visitors. No prior experience necessary.