View Full Version : new bear defense for hikers

07-10-2003, 10:22
2 days ago Public Radio ran a story about a new portable electric fence you can carry in your backpack for bear defense around your camp. They said the battery is about the size of a VCR tape casette and the fence looks like a badminton net. They said it is undergoing some tests but should be approved next year. They said some instruction is needed because they knew of a case where a bear cub dropped into the center of the fenced area from a tree. (Presumably he was still trapped inside the next day). It develops about 6000 volts. Not a nice thing to forget about when you go out for a potty break.. :eek:

Red Hat
07-10-2003, 10:39
New Jersey television is talking about bear hunts. It seems they are overrun with bears. Even had a report of some guy being pulled out of his sleeping bag by a bear. I wish they had said where! Most of the reports and journals I have read say the bears run when they see a person.

07-10-2003, 10:56
It was 120 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Try


Blue Jay
07-10-2003, 11:04
Salt Lake City, New Jersey, how far from High Point is that?