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Old 12-03-2012, 05:29 AM   #15
Dusty Boots
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Originally Posted by dutchjohn View Post

While this is an admiral attempt at safely hanging your food etc .... it is too close to the tree and a bear could easily get at it.

You want it at least 5-6' away from the tree, 4' below the branch you are hanging it from and at least 9' from the ground, such as these two examples ....

You use two 25' lengths of 3/16" nylon rope, a small pulley, a carabiner and an ice cream bucket lid (with a hole punched through the centre) to keep mice/squirrels out of your food/toiletries bag as well. I have even used this system to haul 40q coolers up and stored safely for the night. Although I have had a few confrontations with bears in the bush, (including a 'Bluff Charge' by a Black) I've never had an issue with bears/rodents in camp, or getting at my food in the 23 years I've been using this system, where needed.

Keeping a scrupulously clean camp vastly diminishes the chance of a visit by an unwanted intruder!!!

No one is completely useless ....... they can always be used as a horrible example!
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