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Re: [pct-l] bears and food

I agree sleeping with your food is one of the dumbest thing a hiker could
do.  I don't understand sliding down cables.  I thin, metal cable attached
high between two poles or trees does not give slack, nor are bears able to
walk out on the thin tightrope.  These are in wide use in Yellowstone and
Glacier.  The biggest problem seems that people that use them don't know
how to properly counter balance at a sufficient height that can also be
retrieved.  I'm not that big of an advocate on the subject, I just really
don't want to carry canisters, anticipate tougher regulations as hikers
sleeping with food begin to encounter problems, and have never lost food to
a bear when it is hung.
Dan Rufner
Program Director Wilderness Orientation
Program Director Group Adventures
UCSD Outback Adventures
9500 Gilman Drive, 0004
La Jolla, CA 92093-0004
(858) 534-9665
fax: (858) 453-8762
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