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storing food

Postby sleepy » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:58 am

I am very excited to be leaving on Sunday to head to Kings Canyon. We are going to hike up to East and Reflection Lakes and base camp for 3 nights. My question is how to deal with food in our absence from base camp. Food and smellies will be stored in bear sacks, but how should we leave those? we will leave our large packs behind, all opened; but, should we keep tent open as well? Also, I understande fires are permitted at East Lake. Has anyone done this?



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Re: storing food

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:37 pm

sleepy wrote:I am very excited to be leaving on Sunday to head to Kings Canyon. We are going to hike up to East and Reflection Lakes and base camp for 3 nights. My question is how to deal with food in our absence from base camp. Food and smellies will be stored in bear sacks, but how should we leave those? we will leave our large packs behind, all opened; but, should we keep tent open as well? Also, I understande fires are permitted at East Lake. Has anyone done this?


When you say bear sack, do you mean the Ursack ? I'd leave them as I would overnight...tied up to a dead and down tree (not hanging). Personally, I would close the tent and my main pack to keep the bugs, etc out. Your mileage my vary....
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