No word on whether he was ultimately successful.
Hope not. Georgia has done a wonderful thing for those of us that have yet to get it right with food bag hanging.
You never know just what you can do until you realize you absolutely have to do it.
I have heard that some have learned to shake the cables hard enough for the bags to tear open or the clips to open and release the bags.
I am not young enough to know everything.
I rather doubt that the behavior is random. Probably it has worked for aur furry friend before.
"It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss
Just got back from GA and NC. I found the cable system to not be very good. Packs on hooks can be shaken off very easy. I always clipped a carabiner from my bag through the wire loop as an added level of security.
The system is not idiot proof. It is bear proof if you secure your bag/pack with more than a hook up! Carry what you need to attach to the cable and use a good quality container and it will be successful.
Nice Pic....Oh wait on closer inspection its the out-of-work Bear Grylls in a bear suit playing with paracord again......
Last edited by Wise Old Owl; 07-06-2012 at 22:54.
Yes ,I agree but the reality is that all clips break at some point and we need to be in self control. I use a small s hook which is about 10 grams --not a hugh penality to carry. And for what it is worth to history buffs the picture is not of Georgia ----Does anyone know where it is?
looks like Spence Field in the Smokies.
I am curious if you were in the field and had rope and concrete string - what would you do better?
Ha, ha, that's a great, real funny photo! And the comment by Wise Old Owl-Yeehaw! I'm sure Grylls would laugh too!
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Effectiveness of Bear Cables ???
Very effective. Very effective at keeping the bears busy trying to get other's food, while I sleep with mine some distance away.
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