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Old 01-17-2015, 01:04 PM   #15
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We have this little guy spending the winter behind our house:
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:04 PM   #16
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Best and most reliable system is to get a couple of tins of sardines and barely open the lid. Then take them over to your far neighbor's camp and put them in the crotch of a tree or in the bushes. The bears will never bother your camp, ever.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:45 PM   #17
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Best and most reliable system is to get a couple of tins of sardines and barely open the lid. Then take them over to your far neighbor's camp and put them in the crotch of a tree or in the bushes. The bears will never bother your camp, ever.
That's kinda like never be the slowest runner when hiking in bear country. Sal
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:59 PM   #18
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Yeti coolers have holes in each front corner, making the cooler lockable with a long hasp Masterlock, and it is considered a Bear Proof product/approved for bear camping.

I would still keep it out of sight to avoid temptation.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:49 PM   #19
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That's kinda like never be the slowest runner when hiking in bear country. Sal
That reminds me of getting ready for an Alaskan bear hunt. My hunting partner, a former Marine, was working out and training hard. He was amazed that I was not.

He asked me how I intended to outrun a bear if I needed to. I knew that a man cannot outrun a bear, but I told him that all I needed to do was to outrun him.

He told me there was no way I could even run as fast as he could, let alone out run him. I told him that I could easily outrun him, if he had a bullet in his leg.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:58 PM   #20
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Well, as Terry demonstrated, our biggest worries in the bush aren't bears, just some of the other campers.

One other thing worth mentioning-- is just making a fair bit of noise when hiking. This bothers our wilderness sensitivities, but is the standard recommendation for hikers. Singing, clapping hands, shouting, &c. The main purpose is to avoid surprising a bear, which can easily happen in heavy brush.

We found that the "Day-Oh" call from the Banana Boat Song Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song Lyrics | MetroLyrics is about the easiest one to maintain with a loud voice when slogging up a trail. Bear-related songs, if not heard completely by other members of your party, might lead them to conclude falsely that one was spotted at close range.

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The best bear deterrent is bacon grease. Just pour a bit around the entire perimeter of your trailer. i
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Or pour it around the perimeter of somebody else's trailer, some distance away from yours.
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