[pct-l] Ursacks and mice
caver456 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 12:28:12 CST 2015
I set my sweaty socks out on a log overnight just north of that one
pass that's just north of that one lake (Waptus?) in WA... mice chewed
them up too. Seems obvious in retrospect. Also, you probably don't
want to mingle your sweaty socks with your food...
We used ursack for food and tied it to a tree every night. No mouse
activity that we could tell around the ursacks, but, we probably
wouldn't know. Either they tried and failed, or, they didn't try. No
bite marks on the rope or anything so I'd guess the latter. We didn't
use any liners or scent-'proof' bags inside the ursacks.
On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 9:43 PM, David Tamblyn <surforcycle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Last year, through all of Or & Wa, I used a combo of a Loksack inside a Zpack "food" stuff sack. Never had any issues. Always ate & slept at the campsite. But fellow companions weren't as fortunate. And, sometimes I saw the critters running around our site. Just lucky?? Maybe.
> Why? To experience the moment. I like to hike.
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>> On Nov 23, 2015, at 8:14 PM, Janet Grossman <janetgr at cableone.net> wrote:
>> In today's digest, Rob wrote: How are Ursacks at standing up to mice? I had mice attack my food at two spots along the Suiattle River this past summer, so I would like to find something that is light weight and can stand up to them.? ? ? ?Rob
>> In summer of 2014 I camped several nights in the Suiattle River area with people who had mice get into their tents and food or trash. I always had my food, trash and anything with a scent in an OP Sak, stowed inside my pack under my feet at night, and never had any issues with mice. I used OP Saks for my 8-year section hike of the whole PCT, including inside my bear canister for the Sierra, and never had any indication of any creature being interested in my food.
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