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    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by leepingreenlizards View Post
    How does that deter wildlife...aka bears from finding your camp? I mean let's be candid here, Yogi can smell a fart from 3 miles away...mmmmm, Mountain House beef lasagna, one of my all time favorites and oh, hey, is that apple fritter with a hint of hot chocolate? “JACK-POT!!!!”
    You can also eat before you get to your camp site. Do all of your clean up too. That way there is no fire at all, and no cooking smells.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I don't really think tripwires, booby traps, punji stakes, IED's, etc. are necessary, but to each their own.
    I was thinking more along the lines of fishing line with a small bell attached, but.... some claymores would be entertaining!

    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by z96cobra View Post
    Roger
    Wilco. Gotcha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z96cobra View Post
    Do any of you solo hangers do anything for campsite security? I'm thinking bears, mountain lions, or even human predators. I'm in a rural area and don't really have anything around here but coyotes and I'm not worried about them. Do you folks in bear country set any trip wires/bells around camp before bed?

    Roger
    I'm not a "solo" hanger but as far as animals are concerned, I follow the same procedures. Never cook near my hammock, never have food at my hammock and hang all smellies (food, toothpaste ect) away from camp. Even though I'm hanging with other people, there's still bears, coyotes, raccoons, turkeys around me that I need to be aware of. I've never set up trip wires, shoot I'd proprobly be the one during the night to trip over the trip wire
    I know I've had animals come into my camp, once I had a (I think) raccoon eat his dinner just about underneith me. He'd stolen the food from another camper near me that didn't secure the food but had left it out. Most of my camping trips are with scouts and believe me, I tell them and tell them to keep all food secure and not in their tents but they still do it. One night I had a (again I think) raccoon try to get inside a scouters tent. Scout slept through it but the tent had little holes and what looked like scratch marks on one side, the next morning. That scout learned real fast to get the food/snacks out of his tent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veto 65 View Post
    You can also eat before you get to your camp site. Do all of your clean up too. That way there is no fire at all, and no cooking smells.
    Yep, another +1 on this one.
    Remember to hang your toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant) into the trees away from your camp as well, plus any clothes that might smell too much like food.
    Well, if you think that you need to carry deodorant on the trail that is

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    Where Thing1 and I will hang tonight, there are coyotes that like to get right underneath the camper that's there, when folks are inside. They growl menacingly when anyone tries to exit while they are there!

    The owner has reminded us that it's open season on coyotes. So not only must we avoid widow makers, we also have to consider the firing lanes!

    We'll probably walk a ways from the camper to find hanging trees.

    - MacEntyre

    [Disclaimer: This post is factually accurate, but somewhat exaggerated with respect to risk of both coyotes and stray bullets, for the sake of humor.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by leepingreenlizards View Post
    How does that deter wildlife...aka bears from finding your camp? I mean let's be candid here, Yogi can smell a fart from 3 miles away...mmmmm, Mountain House beef lasagna, one of my all time favorites and oh, hey, is that apple fritter with a hint of hot chocolate? “JACK-POT!!!!”
    It's quite possible that used as a preventive measure to "discourage" those campers who don't try to keep there food away from wildlife it could result in fewer bears actively seeking out human food. This in turn would likely make it easier for those of us who do follow proper food handling procedures to keep them out of our camps.
    Murphy was an optimist! - O'toole's commentary on Murphy's law
    The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum. - O'Toole's Corollary
    I think this O'Toole guys onto something. - Rock_Rat's commentary on O'Toole

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    Even though I'm hanging with other people, there's still bears, coyotes, raccoons, turkeys around me that I need to be aware of.
    Hmmm... I've never worried about turkeys. Should I be? What will turkeys do?



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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Hmmm... I've never worried about turkeys. Should I be? What will turkeys do?

    They'll just annoy you to death. It's like hanging out with lawyers, without all the legal ramifications.
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    This is always my fav for Turkey attacks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhh68bITXM8

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