That's nice to know about - the powder cocnut milk. My wife is always trying to cook gourmet food in the wilderness and she'll appreciate it.
On the pugent odors: I note that every time I saw a black bear went for one pack over another in the Sierra, it was the one with the salami in it. But they are only black bears, so I'd grab a stick and run at it, yelling and waving the stick.
In grizzly country, we do the 100-meter triangle - cook, sleep and store food at least 100 meters from each other. Better yet, cook early, clean up, and move on before setting up camp. One of the beauties of the bear canisters which we all love to hate, is that you toss them far from camp and it is probably GOOD if they smell more than you do, so the critters spend the night batting around the canister and not you.