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[pct-l] [Fwd: Re: [at-l] Mysteries of backpacking]

This sounds like you have a rope hanging down to the ground, the one
you pull to release your food.  Don't try this in Yosemite, you will
loose your food.

In Yosemite (and many other places in the sierras) you have to counter
balance your food bags.  A bear will pull down your food if you leave
any rope hanging down or tied off where he can get it.

John Koch writes:
 > sandra,
 > i'm a 5'3-4" male. what i've done to solve my bear bagging problems was 
 > to go to a marine supply house and buy an aluminum clam cleat jr., 50 or 
 > 60 ft of #5 nylon rope and a couple of aluminum mini biners from black 
 > diamond. you want the metal for the weight. the cleat has two holes for 
 > screws, top and bottom. feed the rope through the top hole and tie a 
 > knot in it. take the mini biner and hook it through the bottom hole. you 
 > then take the cleat and biner and chuck it as high as you want over a 
 > branch. let the biner and cleat down. there is another hole just above 
 > the cleat, feed the other end of the rope through it. take your food 
 > sack and tie it to the biner. you can now hoist your food as high as you 
 > want. the weight of your food will naturally lodge the rope into the 
 > cleat. to regain your food, a simple jerk on the rope and holding it 
 > away from the teeth of the cleat drops your food back to you. if you 
 > have any questions or need any help, let me know...
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