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[pct-l] Bear-resistant canister requirements (was Cannisters & bugs)

I agree with dave....  I go camping to get away from the beaurocracy 
that I am forced to deal with everyday.  It kinda sucks that its now 
following us into the wilderness.  Perhaps the next regulation will 
require us to write and prepare extensive planning documentation and 
carry a 500 page "wilderness manual" (another 10lbs) that will list 
each of the requirements that we must obey while in the back country:
- bear cannisters in these locations
- bear boxes in those locations
- hanging is permitted here but not there
- no fires above 10,000 ft in this park
- no fires above 9,600 ft in that park
- permits required 90 days in advanced here
- same day permits allowed there
- no camping within 200ft of water or trails
- no camping within 1000ft of water/trails in this other area
- no over night camping in yet another area
- no rock climbing over there.
- no base jumping
- no pets (except pack animals, of course)
- no firearms
- pets on leashes are permitted in this other place.
- etc etc etc.......

freakin A!! ...I just want to go camping; as long as I take only 
pictures, leave only footprints, and treat mother earth and those on 
her with love and respect that enough for me.


> Warning: Those on Prozac and others who abhor confrontation please 
> this post.
>     On canisters: You can lead a horse to water but you can't make 
him drink. 
> Where there's a will (to NOT comply) there's a way. Try a $20 bribe 
or a fake 
> I.D. Hey, just look at illegal immigration, the drug war and 
speeding. And 
> before you condemn me, do you ever break the speed limit, 
especially the 20 
> mph in a school zone? NOBODY gets a ticket for going 22, but you 
ARE breaking 
> the law and could potentially run over junior and live a life 
wracked with 
> guilt. Nothing compared to making a good bear go bad. So when y'all 
> with THAT law feel free to condemn me for keeping my food in my 
tent. You 
> know, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. (Gee 
> beginning to sound like Dubya - ever notice that he only speaks 
>   Think about it: You must have a canister but it's perfectly 
> okay(enforcement- wise)  to not keep all your food in it. Might as 
well be 
> required to carry a 5 pound rock. Outlawing stealth camping by the 
> freaks will be next ALA Europe.  They'll justify it with 
a "potential damage 
> to the resource" schtick. Then cell phones will be required (even 
though they 
> won't work) and rescue insurance and anything else their bored 
> minds can come up with to try and make you feel like a criminal for 
> complying with their whimsical, capricious "laws"
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