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Re: [pct-l] Bear Reinforcement
In a message dated 9/9/99 7:22:49 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
<< The bear didn't crash the tent but the cub came
very close. Maybe next time the bear cub will be a little hungrier and a
little bolder. Maybe last time the bear cub didn't get close enough for the
camper to notice. Maybe the last time was you [not meant personally] and
you didn't notice. >>
Then maybe some one that has no difficulty in storing food in their tent will
think otherwise. My true feeelings, any bear I've seen in the woods ran from
me, why would they take any chance and rip my tent apart. Bear bag
enthusiast, hang their food in the wind with a lot likely chance it will be
found and stolen . Bear cannister people, may not get their food stolen, but
aren't going very far.
Tom, your're not thinking like a thru-hiker, you don't travel many miles at
any one time, you pack a heavy load, you carry what you wish. But long
distance travelers pack and think differently, they "have to" live more with
nature in order to reach theit goal.
You can always bail out.
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