Motto camping 101. Lesson learned

Discussion in 'Canada' started by devildogg, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. bikerbob

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    Tip#3: Bear spray in the pannier is useless, no point in bring it if you can't reach from your bike seat!
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  2. 250senuf

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    Out in the middle of nowhere somewhere with a breeze at your back let it rip. See how long it discharges and how 'far' it sprays.
    Are you impressed by the performance? Please post the results.
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  3. devildogg

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    Well BB I don't expect to much bear trouble when I am riding I carry it for when I am camping in the wilderness. I grew up in a small town in the Northern rockies and have had many bear encounters, grizzly and black, I have come to understand the best bear deterrent, is between your ears. The can does come out of the pannier when I camp though
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  4. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Oh yeah Tip #4 Don't do this off your back deck in the middle of winter :bash on a cold day, just sayin :)
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  5. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Expired stuff still works. If it makes you feel better having fresh, where we all assume the propellant still works, then use the old for practice so you can use it quickly and effectively when the situation actually calls for it.
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  6. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have a “smelly” and non-smelly pannier. The smelly one has my food, cooking, dishes etc. The other has anything that comes in my tent so the bear spray lives in that one.

    Always worried about stuff exploding or spilling. Just picked up a Wolfman fuel holder for that reason. Testing it out this weekend....

    M
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  7. devildogg

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    ^^^ +1, now :)
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  8. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    At first I thought the smelly one was the Gobi I used to carry my used Attends ... was worried you might want a refund M !
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  9. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile Supporter

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    ^^^ Hahahahaha!
    Maybe that's why my oatmeal always tastes a little......interesting.....

    M.
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  10. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    That's just nasty.......:eek2
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  11. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. AND here's another NO NO, those Monster drinks. I had one of those cans blow. Makes for a very stick mess.
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  12. bikerbob

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    Same goes for beer cans!!
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  13. ToothDocJay

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    I wonder if anyone else ever tried using bear spray like bug repellent before?
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  14. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Let me know how that works out. Pictures or it didn't happen. :photog
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    They allegedly make a spectacular bang when introduced to extreme heat.
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  16. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Been here awhile Supporter

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    I bet it works better than trying to use bug repellent as bear spray.....:lol3
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  17. Lycan1

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    Add a lighter to the equation if it's aerosol and it might be better than you first thought.

    :hmmmmm
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  18. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Hello all on this thread, I read with a focused mind on matters here as I'm Canada bound next year with an attempt on the TCAT full east to west, 4 month estimated trip. Can you guys enlighten me with some 'Bear' spray related info please..?? I've read a few Bear attack books and know a few do's & don'ts while camping etc but know nothing with respect to the spray other than it's a pepper based deterrent.
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  19. devildogg

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    Here is some general bear safety do's and don'ts http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/misc/bears/ and don't let anyone scare you, yes you have to be careful but I have worked played and recreated in the backcountry in western Canada all my life and have had a encounters without issues, bear attacks do happen but are very very rare considering the number of people that are out there nowadays

    How to use bear spray
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  20. shuswap1

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    devildogg's experience is similar to my own, although I'm not much of a camper I've come across more than 200 bears and at least 50 cubs in the wild without an issue...other than one who stood its ground. It was I who did the retreating in that particular case as I suspect she was a Mom and we came upon her very quickly with little warning. I do carry bear spray and suggest you do also, keeping it fairly handy and be practiced and familiar with its operation.
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