Since posting the directions on how to pack your bear can, we've received a few extra tips from readers...
"Don't forget to sit on the lid as you are packing the can. This not only compresses everything tighter, but can also break the threads of the can. That means you have to buy a new (and bigger!) bear cannister."
"You left out the most important part--how to use a hammer to mash all that food into the smallest possible space."
"Forget the hammer, I use a 2X4 for leverage!"
And this from M: "We don't need to take less stuff. We just need to get bigger bear cans."