So my Bear bell has come in handy but more as a thief deterrent rather than to alert the bears of my presence. The other night on a campsite I was woken up by my bear bells. I woke up, unzipped the tent and the bells stopped ringing, so I went back to bed.
The next morning I woke up to discover that one of my bells had been stolen. We then later realised that someone had cut the USB charger off Anna's bike which is really gutting as she now can't charge her gadgets using her dynamo 😐. Had the bear bells not woken me up I reckon that they would have cut mine off too 😐. The theft is really surprising. We've invested in a tarp to cover the bikes at night.