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Old 04-14-2012, 09:36 AM   #99
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #100
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Bearly Worried

We have camped in bear country in all sorts of equipment since the early 60s and never had a problem....cook outside, clean the campsite especially the picnic table, dispose of garbage and trash properly, follow the campground rules specifically, and store food in the airstream in containers and the refrig and all should be fine. However, like a burgler, if a bear wants in a camper he/ she will get in. Good luck and enjoy the wilderness.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #101
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Protests in Seattle and HURINE

I don't know if the May Day protests (riots) in Seattle made national news but there was lots of destructive vandalism and violence. At one point the SPD started using HURINE instead of pepper spray and the crowd turned peaceful almost immedietly. I will continue to use large, tense crowd situations (maybe even rock concerts) to assess product capabilities.Test results wiii be provided with your prospectus.

I just had to take this to 100 posts to even things out.

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #102
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We encountered another hazard of camping in bear country a few days ago. We were headed up US 53 in northern Wisconsin. (At that point US 53 is a four lane divided highway.)

We were in the right lane and a car was just ahead of us in the left lane. Suddenly the car slammed on his brakes in a full panic stop. Not knowing what was going on I started to brake. Just then a big black bear ran full-tilt across the road from left to right in front of both of us. One of those times it would be nice to have anti-lock brakes on the trailer!

We all came out of it OK but it was a close call. It was a big black bear, right fat and sassy, and obviously in good shape, because boy, could he run! Hitting him would have been very traumatic for all concerned.

I almost wonder whether he was somebody's pet, as wild bears are not ordinarily fat this time of year.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #103
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Nuvite, Glad you are OK. My neighbor just hit a big buck mule deer and it destroyed the front of his pickup.It is funny the bear was so fat.

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #104
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I almost wonder whether he was somebody's pet, as wild bears are not ordinarily fat this time of year.
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Yikes! Glad you're okay!

Sounds like a bear who was being fed, rather than doing the usual foraging thing bears do. May have been in garbage, or at a feeding station somewhere.

Also, it's been a very mild winter everywhere, and bears left their dens unusually early.

Who knows what delightful delicacies that bear has found to make him so chubby.


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Old 05-02-2012, 03:22 PM   #105
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Nuvi, glad you are ok. Seems like that bear was asking for a beer and to be your first BURINE producer.

Now that the mods have closed down the "Sex in an Airstream" thread, we have to be sophomoric here.

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #106
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Nuvi, glad you are ok. Seems like that bear was asking for a beer and to be your first BURINE producer.

Now that the mods have closed down the "Sex in an Airstream" thread, we have to be sophomoric here.

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As long as you don't start asking us to bear the fact that you are baring it all for us.
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Don't get me started. I had a rough day yesterday.
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"Now that the mods have closed down the "Sex in an Airstream" thread, we have to be sophomoric here."



Be careful...."Obscenity is whatever gives the Judge an ........."

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Tent Camping in Alaska Bear Country Indeed!

CAMPING IN ALASKA

If you haven’t seen this, it makes me want to pack and head North! The text is intended to accompany the photographs. I hope that the photo attachments do make it.

The following story:


Polar Bear Attack in the High Arctic ...
This is from up in the North West Territory, where this chap is lucky to be alive.

The guy survived the bear attack. The bear jumped on him while he was sleeping in his tent and he managed to get it off of him and shoot it.

One tough camper!








This is unbelievable. It hurts just to look at it.








This is called a see-through foot.

Polar bears are the top predator on the North American continent. You are on the menu in bear country.


KIND OF MAKES YA WANT TO STAY AT HOME AND NOT GO CAMPING IN ALASKA.

THIS IS ONE REASON MANY PEOPLE IN ALASKA CARRY A FIREARM.

MAN, THOSE ALASKANS ARE A TOUGH LOT !!
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And why is one camping in a tent up there where there are polar bears and grizzly bears!!!



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And why was I reading that thread while I was half-way through my lunch? Sal.
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