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Brian James
(bjamesd) - F

Locale: South Coast of BC
not sure if they've been posted before... on 05/30/2006 20:37:23 MDT Print View

Just received these in an email... something to think about when you're doing your bear hang.


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paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Your bear pics on 05/30/2006 21:10:02 MDT Print View

Haven't seen them. Thanks for posting them.

Saw a 30 minute outdoor program, Sunday at noon on CBS. Think it was sponsored by EMS, but not sure (plenty of EMS logo to be seen, but also a Eureka tent). It was about camping in the Adirondacks in New York state and the fact that certain areas now require bear canisters.

Anyways, as he was hanging a bear bag, the experienced guide was explaining to the folks he was taking out into the woods that he always uses black line so that the bears can't notice the black line (i assume because at night it's dark and there is very little contrast between the dark of night and the black line). What do y'all think about this? Black line vs. white spectra???

Edited by pj on 05/30/2006 21:10:36 MDT.

Peter McDonough
(crazypete) - F

Locale: Above the Divided Line
Re: Your bear pics on 05/30/2006 21:58:19 MDT Print View

I think its a load of malarkey. Bears have poor vision and a great sense of smell. I doubt the color of the line makes that much differance. And what about the color of the bag??

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Your bear pics on 05/31/2006 00:53:19 MDT Print View

His bag was dark colored also.

kai dozier
(kaidozier) - F
your bear pics on 06/02/2006 05:15:18 MDT Print View

i live in deep woods of central va. Hang a "WIld Bill" (shocking to squirrels) birdfeeder on a steel pipe, cantilevered from two trees at 10' off the ground. Cable runs from feeder diagonally to side of tree so I can lower it. Bears who occasionally come through quickly learned to whack the cable, crashing the whole setup to the ground and rewarding them with dinner. Solution was to run cable horizontally to tree, then down side of tree. So far it's working, and seems it would for any bear not smart enoughto climb tree and reach out to break pipe (or whatever is used to hang the canister in your case).

Edited by kaidozier on 06/02/2006 05:17:46 MDT.