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yosemite doesnt happen to be in WV, does it?ive slept with my food for years and never had a problem. Yosemite? id hang or canister. but here?
its all good
Grizzley bears do rip into occupied tents.
Two girls had that happen: one horribly mauled, one dead.
What food did they have? Candy bars.
Boy Scouts have had bear incidents over toothpaste in their tent.
Bears are easily spoiled by getting human food. Why spoil a nice natural bear?
+1 Bears rule the wilderness, challenged only by wolverines.leaftye, You think bears understand the concept of possession...
For a fact, we are soft-bodied, ridiculously weak and easily killed.
Bears swat a human, if we misbehave according to their own rules of behaviour, and we are mauled, maimed or killed.
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Hey we did this thread before! recent March & April
(Yep GA bears are nailing food bags)
For those of you that have a strong demeanor... its not hard to find photos of a a hiker/camper that was eaten by a black bear while sleeping in a tent & bag. Its graphic and real
Last edited by Wise Old Owl; 06-02-2012 at 21:58.
I've never had a problem with bears and my tent/food. I do hang my food bag though or use the box provided. Here is one thought: if a bear does attack you or your tent/food bag you'll probably tell the Rangers, et al. Then that bear is going to get shot or moved. Is that a good outcome for some bravarooooo "I ain't gonna hang MY food bag!"??
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Last edited by ChinMusic; 06-03-2012 at 00:10.
It's easy to grin / When your trip comes in / And you've got the MUDs and PUDs beat. / But the man worthwhile, / Is the man who does miles, / When his shorts are too tight in the seat.
What if I hang it in my tent,problem solved...No?
Unfortunately threads like these are used by some to justify poor backcountry practices. The odds are low that you will have a problem but if you do the consequences are potentially high. Even if the bear doesnt attack a person if they find food in a tent or hung from a mouse line in a shelter, its positive reinforcement for them to come back again.
bears gettin' food from tents is a non-issue on the AT. bears gettin' food from ATC approved bear cables are the problem.
I'm walkin' the Kittitany Ridge in July, so I'll let you guys know how I make out............I hope.........but, I also wear a bell, so maybe I won't see any or they may have a nice Italian meal!
They don't see us as easy targets in our tents. They see us as easy targets in areas where they are not hunted and in areas where there's a lot of food available, i.e. in Georgia during thru-hiker season when people are hanging it out for their pickings...that has a big effect on their natural behavior towards us.
"The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way; the aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. The two are incompatible."
-- Paul Dirac
Doin' it wrong. You have to mark what's yours. Urinate on everything you don't want molested by other animals
I will vouch for that - Rugby urinates all around the outside of the house - havn't seen a cat in years.
Hang food...drink beer, problem solved