Hanging Packs
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Darren Douglas
(Cutter) - F

Locale: Eastern Kansas. Not much here.
Hanging Packs on 05/11/2009 12:02:18 MDT Print View

I've been hanging my backpack, with food in it, for years. I only hike 1-3 times a year. Where I hike, rodents is more of a concern then bears. So insted of leaving my pack on the ground and bagging my food, I hand the entire pack. Not an easy feat. But the need is the same; keep my food from being devoured by beasts other than my self, and keep my pack from having holes chewed in it. Am I being overly cautious about my backpack?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Hanging Packs on 05/11/2009 12:06:29 MDT Print View

Depends on where you hike really.

I keep my food in my Ursack and I am not in Grizzly area, so I sleep with my pack under my feet, food outside.

Works for me.

Darren Douglas
(Cutter) - F

Locale: Eastern Kansas. Not much here.
Hanging Packs on 05/11/2009 12:15:14 MDT Print View

Since I don't keep my food in scent-free bags, I'm concerned smells left behind in my pack will be enough to attract rodents that never think to use a zipper to a pocket, but chew their one door to get in.