I'll gladly carry a 7 pound lump of metal around so I don't have to watch a family member be mauled by a bear.
Shade. Your entire post #16, was pot stirring. Don't bother responding again.
Back on topic. Unless something has changed recently you can bring a shotgun into Canada for defense against bears. Some places the local Canadian authority won't let you venture out without a long gun. Bear spray is...
Don't forget the exhaust manifold issue on the 2UZ-FE in the 4th gen 4Runner. Toyota failed fixing mine the first time then refused to work on it anymore after my replacement set cracked again a year later. Took aftermarket parts, a speed shop and $6,000 to fix it right.