Motto camping 101. Lesson learned

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  1. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Here is a tip I just learned the hard way. If you are riding rough bumpy dirt roads on a hot day and are carrying camping gear in your panniers.
    1. DO NOT CARRY THIS CAN WITH YOUR CAMPING GEAR
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    Or this can happen
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    TIp #2. And this is really important DO NOT BREATH DEEPLY WITH YOUR HEAD TO CLOSE TO THE PANNIER WHILE CLEANING :puke2
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  2. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    that sucks.
    thanks for sharing
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  3. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Well it is kind of funny ......now :imaposer
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  4. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Not only that, but HTF are you going to use it if you meet a bear or crackhead??

    Cheers
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  5. JT105

    JT105 Let's Ride!

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    Bear spray?
    I guess you just pre-treated your gear so no worries about bears anymore!
    Camp anywhere you want and now you can keep some smoked salmon at your bedside for a late night snack!

    JT
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  6. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Been here awhile Supporter

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    Oh dear.....when I read the start of your first post I thought you had a beer explode. I’m glad it was less serious than that! :lol3
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  7. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    :jack
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    CCitis Been here awhile

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    WOW... Many times I have carried spray and worried about it going off or leaking. That sucks. Must have been a mess, that is nasty stuff. Did it leak from the heat? How did it happen?
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  9. 250senuf

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    A friend of mine ended up selling a truck he would have rather kept because a can of bear spray that had fallen from where he put it went off when he closed the door. He came back to a very "aromatic" truck.
    Recently I went to a bear spray workshop. An important point was made was that the faint smell of that spray ATTRACTS bears, their being curious critters. Don't test the spray where it could get on your camping gear!
    Also, the stuff doesn't spray very far at all.
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    PFD023 Been here awhile

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    ohhhh man.....MSR tent soaked!
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  11. edwin

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    just add some garlic, lime, fish sauce, noodles/green mango and you'll have somE kinda Thai dish...in a box ;)
    bon appetit
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  12. devildogg

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    the stuff sack mostly saved the Hubba bubba tent
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  13. devildogg

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    Looks like a tiny pin hole in the can, I packed it in between the tent (on the bottom) and my sleeping bag but had to apply some pressure to close the pannier so it was probably rubbing on something from the tent a pole or a peg I imagine, doubt it was the heat but maybe a combination of the two (shrugs shoulders). the spray wasn't in any type of case like the textile ones they usually come in, that would be mistake 3 I guess
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  14. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Where were you when you discovered the mess? About to set up your tent ?
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  15. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Years ago I had a couple of beer let go in my Pannier. I'm still not over it. :rofl
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  16. devildogg

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    Luckily on the way home I found it the next morning
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    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Wow. Good to see some first hand experience.

    We fly in bush planes into bear country and always carried those cans in padded containers, in the floats, due to the possibility of this happening. TBH, i was always really skeptical of the possibility, until i saw this,
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  18. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    I always keep the bear spray in the food, and equipment hard case in its neoprene cover. I like my food spicy, not my tent or underwear. My other case has never had any food, toiletries or other attractents in it, nor will it ever. Only clothing, and sleeping equipment.

    Your experience only makes me know I'm on the right track.
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  19. devildogg

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    I am very diligent in keeping things (food/clothing etc.) seperate when I am in the backcountry doing other activities, fishing, hunting, hiking but never considered this on the bike, this is good advice to heed, no more mixing panniers I will keep one for stoves utensils, tools, food and one for camping stuff and clothes . Ha and they (whoever they are ) say old guys can't learn. Thanks Lycan1 good advice.
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  20. ChuckUFarlie

    ChuckUFarlie Send lawyers, guns, and money. The SHTF.

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    My first adv ride back in the day I had a spare liter of oil somehow open up and ruin a bunch of clothing.

    I've also had beer cans get pinhole leaks and intermix with the ice water in the hard case... that was a crappy (watery) lesson to learn since it was discovered when the only LCBO was closed.

    Luckily my bear spray can never got a leak. It looks rough and tumbled after a Labarador trip, but didn't open up. I think it is now expired... now to figure out what to do with it?
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