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Re: [pct-l] Re: Bears

In a message dated 9/10/99 8:33:09 PM US Eastern Standard Time, 
reynolds@ilan.com writes:

<< Back then the NPS was advising backpackers to throw stuff
 at bears who were trying to hang a counterbalance syetem. >>

Since I don't hang food I don't know one method from the other as far as 
effectivness. I did her of a new approach, but bear with me.  Toss a rope 
over the selected branch, tie your bag, just above the bag, make a loop, 
place rope through.  Pull the bag and loop as far up as possible, reach high 
and tie a stick to rope.  Lower rope, the food bag stays where the loop and 
branch meet, then dangle left over rope.  The bear doesn't have the ability 
to snare dangled rope.

I heard this technique at Kennedy Meadows and explained it to others, it 
seemed to work for them.

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