Any advice for camping/ hunting in the Kenai regarding dealing with bears. I've been lucky enough to spend 6-8 days a month on various backpack trips in the lower 48, so I know the basics but never camped some place with as many bears as Alaska.
Any tips from seasoned veterans of Alaska regarding camping in thick bear woods aside from all the basics such as not sleeping with a dead fish in you're tent, not eating right before sleep etc.
As far as food goes, I'm not sure we'll be able to find a tree there that will be adequate for hanging food so we're going with mostly freeze dried food and energy bars and some trail mix stored in a dive bag (supposedly oder proof). In addition, I plan to bury the whole thing 6 inches or so. I'm not sure I have enough room for one of those bear proof food containers, but if the previously mentioned strategy won't work I could give it a try. In the lower 48 its usually not too much trouble finding an adequate tree to hang our food, but I have a feeling that will be unlikely in the Kenai.
How bout any special tricks for while you're sleeping. I've heard of people making a trip line out of fishing line and tying it to a coffee can filled with gravel. Supposedly makes enough noise to wake you up if anything trips it. Of course in real life they'd probably step right over the line