Road to Tuk.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by MGV8, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Gonzago

    Gonzago Adventurer

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    I was once sleeping in a fully zipped bivy sack in the winter in Little Yosemite Valley up by half dome, food safe in a bear container far away. A black bear came to sniff my bag. After what seemed like 4 hours, but was probably only 30 seconds, he moved on and found an old film camera in my back pack and chewed on that. Sigh.

    Black bears in the lower 48 I'm ok with. Your real bears up north are new to me. Thanks for the insights!
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    inverted Berwyn rocks

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    I grabbed a couple perimeter alarms for tent camping, legal in Canada and the US. one uses shotgun shell primers and the other uses 12 ga blank shells. they are made by fith ops, they work every time I've tested them but haven't had one tripped by a critter yet. they are also handy for keeping the crackheads out of your sheds.

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  3. Gonzago

    Gonzago Adventurer

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    Comes with adult diapers for when this goes off next your tent and your deep asleep, I presume? :)
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    inverted Berwyn rocks

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    I would think that sound would be a bit less shocking than the sound of teeth scraping on your skull. but that's just me.
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  5. Gonzago

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    LOL. Yes, and both events would be well served by adult diapers, if only to make the coroners job a bit more pleasant.
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  6. Gonzago

    Gonzago Adventurer

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    BTW, I just bought a couple of these. Thanks!
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  7. MGV8

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    Good idea, except I'd probably set them off myself, when I stumble out of the tent to go Pee.
  8. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    I was curious where Canoe, BC was? I expected it to be somewhere north of Prince George.

    I have probably even been to Canoe, I guess I blinked while going past it.

    Does the highway go through there or is it in a 5 year detour while they four lane the road?
  9. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Detoured sometime in the late 50s I think. TCH goes right past us. We used to be a big metropolis then but now even the pub has closed:2cry
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    inverted Berwyn rocks

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    they are cheap enough that I bought one of each, I've only used the primer one camping...it's plenty loud enough. the shotgun shell model got mounted on my bike shed at home, still waiting for a victim to try it out. it's loud AF.
  11. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    We had a bear banger on a trip fishing line around some stuff in a fenced compound that someone kept cutting the fence.

    I am pretty sure we accidentally set it off more than the thieves.
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  12. bkoz

    bkoz Been here awhile

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    This thread has got me thinking of how many actual bear attacks while camping there are.

    Everything I found online puts the chances of it happening in the millions.

    I guess what I am saying is if you practice safe camping procedures in bear country you will be fine. All the other stuff is not needed.

    But I see that perimeter alarm with the primers helping to get a good nights sleep. There have been some nights camping in the Elk Valley and the Cariboo where I was wide awake over every leaf rustle.
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  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    That's the problem I have. The rare chance is still a chance, but not sleeping thinking I'm next, is the issue.

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    inverted Berwyn rocks

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    I'm not sure if my snoring is a bear attractant, or repellent. figured it's best to just cover my bases
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    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I think the snoring would help. And just drink enough that you don't wake as easily.

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    bkoz Been here awhile

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    And ear plugs. I figure if its my time I would rather not hear the bastard coming.
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    or all the yelling and screaming... :rofl
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  18. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    I am hearing impaired. I had people talking to me about something. I had no idea what they were saying. I just nodded and continued. They were telling me that a bear had just ripped apart a garbage can and was still in the area. I took my dog for a walk.
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    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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  20. Gonzago

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    "If the bear makes contact, slowly lower yourself to the ground, lie on your belly, lace your fingers around your neck and anchor your toes into the ground. ยก If the bear continues to bite after two minutes, start fighting back. The encounter may have turned predatory"

    Two minutes? That would take some patience. : )
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