Well the the last couple of days I made some popcorn. I did up 8 kgs worth of it. I figure 4 kgs (2 bags) per barrel. It actually went pretty smooth, used a trurkey cooker burner and a metal garbage can. about an inch of oil in the bottom and a little better than a 1/3 of a bag of popcorn, I let it cook until it started popping and then stirred it so it wouldn't stick. took me about 2hrs to pop it all. I think it'll work just fine.
When a Nuisance bear has to be trapped for removal to another area Natural Resources get their bait from a TimHortons' dumpster. Or at least thats what they use in my area. But popcorn sounds like something they would really enjoy.
hammer1 and the black bear always lived in peace, so the above is not from personal experience.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...