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[pct-l] Scary bear story & not hanging food
- Subject: [pct-l] Scary bear story & not hanging food
- From: Bighummel at aol.com (Bighummel@aol.com)
- Date: Tue Jul 20 15:42:18 2004
This is the exact thing that Tom used to say would lead to increased bear
incidents of crashing tents and attacking sleeping hikers in the night. As much
as I have fought and resisted bear canisters I now have to admit that they
are, for the time being, the best solution to the problem. WE caused the
problem, WE should have to shoulder (pun intended) the responsibility for solving it.
I have got away with stealth camping for years, you probably have too.
However, every single time that such an incident as this occurs it teaches the
bears that hikers may sleep with their food. So sniffing around sleeping hikers
means easy food. If a tent gets in the way the bear will just rip through it.
Better carry a sling shot and know how to use it at short distances if you
plan to stealth camp.
Irresponsible food management leads to the endangerment of others. Please
care for those who come behind you on the trail and take care of your food.
Greg "Strider" Hummel