[pct-l] Bear Harassment
julian at amity.be
Sat Oct 4 16:13:55 CDT 2008
Will bears fight each other for food? I was thinking maybe the best solution
was to do the Sierra portion of my '09 thru in a bear costume. I figure
curious bears will be less likely to steal a food bag if another "bear" is
using it as a pillow.
On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 3:56 AM, Steel-Eye <chelin at teleport.com> wrote:
> Good morning,
> I have a different way of dealing with pesky bears: I cut a large hole in
> the ice of a lake, sprinkle canned peas around the edge, and move off a
> ways to hide and watch. When the bear comes up to take a pea, I kick him
> the ice hole.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hiker97" <hiker97 at aol.com>
> To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
> Cc: <carolwbruno at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 7:40 PM
> Subject: [pct-l] Bear Harassment
> >I have just thought of another outstanding idea. This is almost beyond
> >human comprehension. A new low for Switchback. This is great.
> > I use a one pound 15 ounce bear canister (solo Bear Vault). By the way
> > this is the only canister you need through the Sierras, but that is
> > another story.
> > Anyway, here it is. You know how bears are very curious. How they are
> > scavengers and very cleaver. Well, what I am going to do is put the
> > canister in a nylon bag and hang it over a tree limb when I go on my Lyle
> > Canyon expedition next week in Yosemite NP. Just like if it was a
> > traditional bear bag. I have reflective tape on my canister too. Then
> > when a bear comes along and spends a lot of time getting this "bag" down,
> > will he be in for BIG SURPRISE.
> > Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. What a great free show for me. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
> > Say, I might camp out at Onion Valley (Kearsarge Pass trail) on the way
> > Yosemite. I could do this there too.
> > Switchback, the Bear Baiter
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