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Blister
06-09-2005, 18:59
Remember those hippy anklets your girlfriends used to wear at dead concerts with the bells?? OK - you might not all have been the hippy types. Anyways I used to wear them and they have been put to rest in some jewelry box... Attached with red duct tape of course just below the hand grip of my Leki - the perfect anti-grizzly noisemaker. Not to mention they bring back memories while I am bushwacking my ass through Montana in a couple weeks. Any other creative ideas out there?

Tha Wookie
06-09-2005, 19:01
:D Those are sexy.....

Bolivershagnasty
06-09-2005, 20:01
Just thinking of you, duck tape and bells gives me " creative :eek: idea's" Blister

Hammock Hanger
06-09-2005, 20:29
I think I have a few of those bells tucked away somewhere... yeap I'm that old. Have fun in Montana.

Topcat
06-09-2005, 21:01
You know, in Montana they call bear bells dinner bells......for the Grizzlies..lol

gr8fulyankee
06-09-2005, 21:05
Yup got mine hanging round my rear view mirror in my vehicle.

So I guess your bells are "Bound to cover just a little more ground"



Just thinking of you, duck tape and bells gives me " creative :eek: idea's" BlisterDude that is just wrong on so, so many levels.
Funny as hell, :D but wrong! :datz

Crazy Larry #1
06-09-2005, 22:05
stay as clean as possible. one thing i know for sure, after having lived in jackson hole, wyoming for 8 years and hiking all over the areas is that grizzlies are attracted to strong body odors, as well as some other animals.........

A-Train
06-09-2005, 23:16
if the Grizz are anything like the black bears in New Jersey, they will hear your bells, then look at you, laugh and smell your pack

2XL
06-10-2005, 08:29
I hope The Cheat does not mind this repost, but I thought of this post immediatly after reading the subject

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A guy's going on a hiking vacation through the mountains out west. Before
setting off into the boonies, he stops into a small general store to get
some supplies.

After picking out the rest of his provisions, he asks the old store owner,
"Say mister, I'm going hiking up in the mountains, and I was wondering;
do you have any bears around here?"

"Yup," replies the owner.

"What kind?" asks the hiker.

"Well, we got black bears and we got grizzlies," he replies.

"I see," says the hiker. "Do you have any of those bear bells?"

"What do you mean?" asks the store owner.

"You know," replies the hiker, "those little tinkle-bells that people wear
in bear country to warn the bears that they are coming, so they don't
surprise the bears and get attacked."

"Oh yeah," replies the owner. "They're over there," he says, pointing to
a shelf on the other side of the store. The hiker selects a couple of
the bells and and takes them to the counter to pay for them.

"Tell me something, mister," the hiker inquires, "how can you tell when
you're in bear territory, anyway?"

"By the scat," the old fellow replies, ringing up the hiker's purchases.

"Well, um, how can I tell if it's grizzly territory or black bear territory?"
the hiker asks.

"By the scat," the store owner replies.

"Well, what's the difference?" asks the hiker. "I mean, what's different
between grizzly scat and black bear scat?"

"The stuff that's in it," replies the store owner.

Getting a little frustrated, the hiker asks, "OK, so what's in grizzly bear
scat that isn't in black bear scat?" he asks, an impatient tone in his voice.


"Bear bells," replies the old man as he hands the hiker his purchases.

Sly
06-10-2005, 09:34
Of course Griz deserve all due respect and ample space, but my personal experiences were much the same as black bear encounters, they all ran.

Magnificent beasts, I feel extremely fortunate to see 5 in the wild during my hike.

Tha Wookie
06-10-2005, 12:49
:banana

Magnificent beasts, I feel extremely fortunate to see 5 in the wild during my hike.Yeah, I like those lovely chicks too.

Where are all my sisters?

Mags
06-10-2005, 12:56
:banana Yeah, I like those hippy chicks too.

Where are all my sisters?


Wookie: I don't care if a woman is a hippie or a yuppie or a preppie of just a bit crunchy or points in between. Never, ever, ever refer to a woman as a"magnificent beast". :D

Tha Wookie
06-10-2005, 13:03
Wookie: I don't care if a woman is a hippie or a yuppie or a preppie of just a bit crunchy or points in between. Never, ever, ever refer to a woman as a"magnificent beast". :D
you'd be surprised...

Mags
06-10-2005, 13:39
you'd be surprised...


I would be..esp. as the hard slap went across my face. :)

I'll play it safe and not call my next date a "magnificient beast". ;)

Footslogger
06-10-2005, 13:54
Footslogger is taking notes here ...on what NOT to call BadAss Turtle in an empassioned moment !!

'Slogger