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Jericho Cain
(jcain6) - F
Bear Bag Ideas on 07/31/2005 18:38:08 MDT Print View

I am looking for a inexpensive bear bagging system.

So far I think I am going to use a light weight stuff sack with an ursack odor barrier zip lock inside.

Has anyone tried a similar set up before? Anyone got any better ideas?

Edit: The majority of my hiking is done on the AT in Georgia and North Carolina.

Edited by jcain6 on 07/31/2005 18:38:53 MDT.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Bear Bag Ideas on 07/31/2005 18:59:31 MDT Print View

I made a bear hanging system like the one sold by BPL. I used a large and small silnylon stuff sack from REI, a small carabiner, a large OP sack, and originally some lightweight nylon cord.

I've since bought some of the bear bagging cord from BPL, I highly recommend it since it's nice and slick and glides over branches well, plus it doesn't tangle as much as the other nylon line I was using.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
re. Bear bag ideas on 07/31/2005 19:02:36 MDT Print View

You may want to doublebag the (or carry a 2nd) ursack liner-- the zip closure is fragile and sometimes is subject to failure.

Check out BPL's ultralight bear bag system and also familiarize yourself with the PCT method of bearbagging-- info on same page as system, I believe.

Jericho Cain
(jcain6) - F
PCT on 07/31/2005 19:42:22 MDT Print View

Thanks! The PCT method looks great. I am going to try it in my backyard tommorrow.