"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
- George Strait
A griz will require a 44 mag or better. Not for gram weenies.
Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.
unless you get a lucky head shot your only going to pi$$ it off
i get a kick out of ppl that carry little 38's for bears ...i even seen a guy with a .22 once...i ask him what it was for...he said in case of a bear
i told him he would have better luck knocking it out with a rock then killing it with that ...and i'm only talking about black bears
heck even a 9mm won't do much to stop a black bear ...
if a bear is going to eat you...it's going to eat you..nothing you can do unless you have a high power rifle handy
It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold
Let's keep it on topic please. Whether one carries or not isn't at issue.
"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities." - Mark Twain
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs
A hammock tarp staked out looks just about like a tent, a bear would have to have access to the internet, and maybe to this forum, to really make that kind of judgment call.
I know I can sure see better from the hammock, my dog can hear a mouse fart, and if dog barking does not scare a bear off, the sound of my revolver might.
A bear is a bear, and for the most part wild animals, so for some human with human thoughts and ideas to write an article from a bears point of view is beyond ridiculas. Noone has any idea what runs through a bears mind, so to say that you look more like food in a hammock is stupid. I also believe that if you are going into the woods where these types of animals live I.E. bears cougars snakes its up to you to bring the things you need to stay safe. I carry a first aid kit just in case something should happen that needs medical care and i carry a large handgun just in case something feels the need to eat me or someone in my party. Its up to the individual to make these decisions for themselves. I DO NOT want to be on an animals menu which is why i carry, however some people look at this as something they would not or could not do and thats purely up to them. To Each His/Her own.
Hammocks are too cheap to appeal to Backpacker. If everyone that wanted hammock qualities purchased hammocks or God forbid..made them then all those two man tents and bivvys would never sell.
Hammocks are too much of a sensible answer and starting now are putting my almost 40 years of groundling suffering to an end. Less is more can never be championed by a magazine that has space to fill between the advertisements.