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    I had a great time at my first hang despite the lack of sleep on Friday night and it was nice to meet some of the folks on here in person. I never even took my camera out of the bag, so thanks for the great photos and videos.

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    Looked like a fine cast of characters. Hated to miss yall. Should name that bear Early ! EARLY !!
    "I like grits,because they have no bones" Chet Atkins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxpoop View Post
    I just realized that some people might be reading this trip report, but not the planning thread where I first posted about encountering the bear.
    In summary, I went in a day early to solo camp at a different, more remote site about 300 yards down the trail. Just after I had set up my hammock and tarp, the bear approached me and and got as close as maybe 20 feet. I yelled and he walked off, but kept coming back. It was getting dark and I was by myself, so I decided to just leave my stuff (food was still in my pack, which I took with me) and go home. I came back in the morning with the intention of moving my hammock, but the bear had ransacked my camp. My quilts and pillows were trashed, but hammock and tarp survived.

    Here is a quick video I got of the bear before I decided to hike out Wednesday night.

    https://youtu.be/gu4PQVxt8p4
    Kevin,
    The critter followed me to Asheville. Been wandering the condo grounds in the evenings. Will try to point it toward Mills River.

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    Another strategy in bear safety - bring along your cat!

    https://www.tuxedo-cat.co.uk/do-bears-eat-cats/

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    Sounds like a fun time in the woods when is it not boring! Every hang can be different!
    Its a good day to be out in the woods no matter the weather.Mist One..

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    Oh by the way got to baby black cats anybody wants one mite wort of bears at camp!
    Its a good day to be out in the woods no matter the weather.Mist One..

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    Broke down and bought a bear vault. Got the small one BV450. Figured as it is rated for 4 days of food that should be plenty for my needs. Now I have to see if I am smart enough to figure out how to open it.
    I am still 18 but with 50 years of experience !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Broke down and bought a bear vault. Got the small one BV450. Figured as it is rated for 4 days of food that should be plenty for my needs. Now I have to see if I am smart enough to figure out how to open it.
    Thatís what I bought as well but I also have a Bearikade Weekender on order. I have watched several videos on people packing these things and you can get a lot in them if you pack judiciously.

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