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Q&A How to deal with changing clothing which was used while cooking as not to attract a bears?

It is said you not only need to keep food at least 30-100 meters away from the tent, which is easy do to, but you also can't sleep in the same clothing which was worn while eating, which can be ver...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by yannn‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hanging food on the appalachian trail

While bears are located all along the Appalachian trail, in most sections they are rarely seen. During prime season there is enough use of the trail that hikers are often aware of problematic areas...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by StrongBad‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I still need to hang my food if I have two large dogs?

I have two large dogs - a German Shepherd and a Presa Canario. I hike alone with my dogs in black (not grizzly) bear country. Do I still need to hang my food? Or will the three of us be able to c...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How far away should I hang my food with dry bag?

I intend to use a dry bag as a bear-bag to store my food while camping and I was going to hang it. I had read in another post that a dry bag would not limit the bear's sense of smell as a bear bag...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Paradox‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How would I make a bear-proof pannier?

I'm impressed with the idea of the Ursack, but would like to use the same material to construct a pannier. Does anyone have any good considerations about the weaknesses I might encounter in a desi...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Ryder Bergerud‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do bear-safe rules still apply in the winter?

I understand, and practice, bear-safe rules like hanging (or canister-ing) during summer months, but what about in the winter when bears are (theoretically) hibernating, and the shorter / colder da...

6 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Bear bags vs Bear canisters: which is better?

Most people I know and myself store food in bear bags. However, I have heard that some parks have banned bear bags and require canisters. I've also heard there is a bear in New York that has figure...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by whatsisname‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What qualifies as a bear bag?

Hi I'm going on my first backpacking trip in April on the Appalachian Trail. I can't seem to find a bear bag. I see bear canisters but they're far too big and bulky and the other bear bags I found ...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by justice Moore ‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the best methods for hanging food in a tree?

My friends and I are planning our first backpacking trip and the date is less than a month away. We just have a couple of loose ends to finish up on. We were wondering what the best method to tie...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Ryan Welsh‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to prevent bear bag line from tangling?

While backpacking, I usually carry 50 feet of spectra cord (2mm) to be used as part of my bear bagging system. More often than I would like, I end up having to untangle the line before being able t...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the critical dimensions to a safe bear-bag?

Many outdoor areas that have bears have bear bag-lines setup for hikers. In situations where the bear-bag line is not there or it is full, what dimensions should I keep in mind to protect my goodi...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Patrick‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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