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Bear Can 'Dirty Little Secrets'?

Postby Chance » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:03 am

Nice post on actual permit requirements.

Is there an equivalent situation for bear cans?

Seems like this is a camping problem, so if a hiker could manage to camp outside of certain areas no bear can would be legally necessary.

Protecting human food from bears would still be needed in these areas and could be done with on trail bear boxes or food hanging.

Am willing to carry a bear can if absolutely required but it would be nice to know about other legitimate options!

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Re: Bear Can 'Dirty Little Secrets'?

Postby postholer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:50 pm

Chance wrote:Am willing to carry a bear can if absolutely required but it would be nice to know about other legitimate options!


The interesting thing about canisters is, you don't legally require one while you're awake and your food is within arms reach. So, only while you sleep do you need a canister.

I'm guessing you only need a canister for a few nights while in certain areas of the sierra, even without regard for bear boxes. It would make an interesting graph. Maybe I'll work on that!

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Re: Bear Can 'Dirty Little Secrets'?

Postby Gary Schenk » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 am

Chance wrote:Protecting human food from bears would still be needed in these areas and could be done with on trail bear boxes or food hanging.


No method of hanging food will work in the California National Parks. Bear cans save bear lives and protects the hikers that come behind you.
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