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Re: [John Muir Trail] Professional Bears

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  • Kevin Aston
    I use an Osprey 85, not to heavy, we have actually fit 2 Expeditions in it side by side when I got hurt 2 years ago. Life is what you make it. Planning ahead
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 22, 2009
      I use an Osprey 85, not to heavy, we have actually fit 2 Expeditions in it side by side when I got hurt 2 years ago.

      Life is what you make it.
      Planning ahead is half the fun.
      Kevin Aston www.kevinaston.com

      --- On Tue, 2/17/09, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
      From: Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...>
      Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Professional Bears
      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 5:00 PM












      What pack do you use for your Expedition Cannister?



      On 2/17/09, rjames888 <no_reply@yahoogroup s.com> wrote:

      >

      > People are lazy and feel this rule does not apply to them.

      >

      > People are forgetful. I bumped into a man and two young boys 2 years ago at

      > Kearsarge

      > Pass. They had UrSacks. He took the aluminum out of his son's Ursack for

      > the day so it

      > would be lighter for the hike, then forgot to put them back in that night.

      > Lost all that

      > food.

      >

      > People congregate in the same camps and make poor food handling decisions

      > over and

      > over again. Teaching bears where "the buffet" is.

      >

      > Keep food smells to a minimum.

      >

      > 2(?) years ago a person parked their vegie oil burning car at Onion Valley.

      >

      > A bear ripped the back end out looking for the side of fries.

      >

      > I've been packing in SEKI since the early 90's and never had bear problems.

      > Back then we

      > hung food. I mostly stay at out of the way places, off trail that see

      > little traffic, hence no

      > patterning for the bears to learn.

      >

      > I have carried a Bearikade Expedition since 2004. Makes a great seat, wash

      > basin and food

      > storage. They are $275 now ($245 back then) but if you pack a lot, worth

      > every penny.

      >

      > Got to go.

      >

      > Happy Trails

      >

      >

      >

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