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PostPosted: September 14th, 2009, 7:33 pm 
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It does not only look high, it is actually quite high. Some guys have put a string right up there at about two stories high minimum. You just need to pull it on the side. O.S.A. Lake, site # 31.

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PostPosted: September 15th, 2009, 10:44 am 
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:o the bears I saw in Killarney were big... but not gigantic.
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PostPosted: September 18th, 2009, 9:32 pm 
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WOW. Nice throw first of all.

Hopefully the bears are not well read. There was a recent article in Backpacker (?) about bears and new product evaluation for thing like URsack.

Anyway some of the bears have figured out that bags 'up there' are attached to ropes they can bite through down here.

I still think that the biggest threat is the bear that forgoes the Piñata for the snoring,stuffed Burrito 100 meters away.

WOW, Nice throw again.


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PostPosted: September 20th, 2009, 11:57 am 
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Reminds me of all the time I spent hanging stuff in trees and trying to get sufficient height, although our pack was usually bigger than this one.

We ended up switching to 60L barrels. They are tough plastic with a sealed lid. Not bear proof -- but then again not bear bait either.

Typically, all we do overnight when tripping is we attach the barrels to the base of a medium sized tree to reduce the likelyhood of them being rolled away.

The one incident over the years was that the steel ring holding the lid in place, was once opened by an enterprising 'coon in Killarney. Since then, I keep a tiny combination padlock on it.


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