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Re: Them damCan Regs.

Postby frediver » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:05 am

As you have stated there are lots of good reasons for having a can.
And as you have also described, your food is not always in the can.
Rocks, Harsh Language, or Pepper are the only deterrent when Yogi
decides to sample your fresh cooked meal. It is only a matter of time
until fresh beats canned.



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Re: Them damCan Regs.

Postby hikin_jim » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:41 pm

I ***hate*** bear cans. Heavy, bulky, awkward, yuck. But I don't want bears to get into my food either.

I've got an UrSack which I use in less bear prone areas (Southern California), but from what I hear (admittedly imperfect information), given enough time a bear can get into an UrSack. I guess with an UrSack you have to figure out a way to drive off the bear fairly quickly.

So, I carry the frickin' stupid can in high risk areas (SEKI, Mammoth, etc.) and the UrSack elsewhere -- until something else better comes along.

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