[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [pct-l] Re: Bears
In a message dated 9/10/99 8:33:09 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
<< 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.
* From the Pacific Crest Trail Email List | http://www.backcountry.net *